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The 2018 Acer TravelMate X3410 + P2 Series Laptops Revealed!

The 2018 Acer TravelMate X3410 + P2 Series Laptops Revealed!

Acer just revealed the 2018 Acer TravelMate X3410 and P2 series laptops for professional and business users. Let’s check them out!

 

The 2018 Acer TravelMate X3410 + P2 Series Revealed!

The 2018 Acer TravelMate X3410 and P2 series laptops ship with Windows 10 Professional, and feature the latest 8th Gen Intel Core processors, up to 32 GB DDR4 memory and up to 512 GB SSD. They also boast a Full HD display with Acer BluelightShield and ComfyView technologies, and the ability to lay flat at 180 degrees.

For secure business use, they come with TPM 2.0, a hardware-based encryption module that adds an additional layer of security to protect user credentials, email and data. They also have long battery lives (of up to 15 hours), and 2×2 802.11ac wireless connectivity.

 

2018 Acer TravelMate X3410

Designed for demanding professionals, the Acer TravelMate X3410 features up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory, and up to 512 GB of SSD storage. It offers fast charging using a reversible USB Type C port, that also transfers data at a high speed.

Acer will offer two TravelMate X3410 models. The M-50ML model comes with a 256 GB SSD, and retails for RM 3,999 / ~US$ 999. The M-880G model, on the other hand, comes with a 512 GB SSD, and costs RM 4,899 / ~US$ 1,225.

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2018 Acer TravelMate P2410 + TravelMate P249

The Acer TravelMate P2410 and TravelMate P249 laptops are targeted at small and medium businesses.

The Acer TravelMate P2410 is powered by the Intel Core i5-8250U processor, and comes with either a 256 GB SSD (RM 2,999 / ~US$ 749), or a 1TB hard disk drive (RM 2,829 / ~US$ 707).

The Acer TravelMate P249 comes with either an Intel Core i3-8130U processor, for RM 2,449 / ~US$ 612; or an Intel Core i5-8250U processor for RM 2,799 / ~US$ 699 with a DVD writer, or RM 2,699 / ~US$ 675 without a DVD writer.

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The Acer Avengers: Infinity War Laptops Revealed!

Acer today revealed the three Avengers: Infinity War laptops that they developed in collaboration with Marvel – the Acer Aspire 6 Captain America Edition, the Acer Nitro 5 Thanos Edition, and the Acer Swift 3 Iron Man Edition!

Check out the tech briefing, and get the full details on these new Avengers-themed gaming laptops!

 

The Acer Avengers: Infinity War Laptops

These are exclusive, limited-edition laptops that are only available in eight countries in the Asia Pacific region – Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and India.

In this video, Jeffrey Lai, Acer Malaysia Product Manager, explains the key features of the new Acer Avengers: Infinity War laptops.

Acer Aspire 6 – Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War Captain America Edition

The Acer Aspire 6 – Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War Captain America Edition is powered by the Intel Core i5-8250U processor and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU. It comes with 4 GB of DDR4 memory (upgradeable to 16 GB), a 1 TB HDD, with 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac and Gigabit Ethernet capabilities.

With a 15.6″ Full HD IPS display, the Acer Aspire 6 – Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War Captain America Edition is priced at RM 3,299 / ~US$ 846.

Acer Nitro 5 – Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War Thanos Edition

The Acer Nitro 5 – Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War Thanos Edition features a Thanos portrait on the top cover, created by IMR (In-Mold Roller) technology.

This gaming laptop is powered by the Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 GPU, with 8 GB of DDR4 memory, and both a 128 GB SSD and a 1 TB HDD. It  It also features dual fans with Acer Coolboost technology, which allows the user to boost the fan speed for better cooling performance while gaming.

With a 15.6″ Full HD IPS display, the Acer Nitro 5 – Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War Thanos Edition is priced at RM 4,299 / ~US$ 1,102.

Acer Swift 3 – Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War Iron Man Edition

The Acer Swift 3 – Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War Iron Man Edition is a svelte and light laptop that is less than 18 mm thick, and weighs only 1.6 kg. It features a sturdy aluminium top cover decorated with Iron Man’s glowing Arc Reactor.

This laptop is powered by the Intel Core i5-8250U processor and NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU. It comes with 8 GB of DDR4 memory (upgradeable to 16 GB), a 256 GB SDD, with 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac and Gigabit Ethernet capabilities.

With a 14″ Full HD IPS display and up to 10 hours of battery life, the Acer Swift 3 – Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War Iron Man Edition is priced at RM 4,399 / ~US$ 1,128.

 

Acer Avengers: Infinity War Laptop Offers

All three Acer Avengers: Infinity War laptops are available for purchase with immediate effect.

From 17 April until 30 June 2018, every purchase of an Acer Avengers: Infinity War laptop will receive these free premiums :

  • Avengers 16 GB USB flash drive
  • Acer premium backpack worth RM 399

 

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The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7570) Laptop Review

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 is the workhorse that has handled the computing needs of many companies, and homes users. Dell recently upgraded it with the latest 8th Generation Intel Core processors, so let’s check out the latest, refreshed Dell Inspiron 7570 model!

 

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Models

The 7570 model (Price Check) is the latest iteration of the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 laptop. Dell currently offers a base model, and a premium model. Let’s compare their specifications :

SpecificationsDell Inspiron 15 7000
(Base Model)
Dell Inspiron 15 7000
(Premium Model)
ProcessorIntel Core i5-8250U
- 4 cores, 8 threads
- 1.6 GHz to 3.4 GHz
- 6 MB L3 cache
Intel Core i7-8550U
- 4 cores, 8 threads
- 1.8 GHz to 4.0 GHz
- 8 MB L3 cache
Graphics ProcessorIntel UHD Graphics 620
- up to 1.1 GHz
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
- with 4 GB GDDR5 memory
Intel UHD Graphics 620
- up to 1.15 GHz
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
- with 4 GB GDDR5 memory
Memory4 GB DDR4-24008 GB DDR4-2400
Storage128 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD (5400 RPM)256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD (5400 RPM)
Display15.6" IPS LED display
- 1920 x 1080 pixels
15.6" IPS LED display
- 1920 x 1080 pixels
CamerasHD webcam
Infra-Red Camera (for Windows Hello)
HD webcam
Infra-Red Camera (for Windows Hello)
Optical DriveNoneNone
SD Card ReaderYes, 3-in-1Yes, 3-in-1
Wireless802.11ac (dual-band, 2x2)
Bluetooth 4.2
802.11ac (dual-band, 2x2)
Bluetooth 4.2
AudioWaves MaxxAudio Pro with 2 speakersWaves MaxxAudio Pro with 2 speakers
KeyboardBacklit full-sized, spill-resistant keyboardBacklit full-sized, spill-resistant keyboard
Touch PadMulti-touch, gesture-enabled touchpad with integrated scrollingMulti-touch, gesture-enabled touchpad with integrated scrolling
Ports1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A) with PowerShare
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type C)
1 x Ethernet
1 x HDMI out
1 x 3.5 mm audio out
1 x Power adapter
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A) with PowerShare
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type C)
1 x Ethernet
1 x HDMI out
1 x 3.5 mm audio out
1 x Power adapter
Slots1 x Noble Security Lock1 x Noble Security Lock
Power3-cell lithium-ion battery
- 42 WHr capacity
- non-removable

65 W AC adapter
3-cell lithium-ion battery
- 42 WHr capacity
- non-removable

65 W AC adapter
Dimensions361.4 mm wide
244.5 mm deep
20.04 mm thick
361.4 mm wide
244.5 mm deep
20.04 mm thick
Weight1.995 kg1.995 kg
Warranty2 year Premium Support with On-Site Service2 year Premium Support with On-Site Service
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Unboxing The Dell Inspiron 15 7000

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (Price Check) comes in a minimalist Dell brown cardboard box. Let’s take a quick look, and unbox it!

Inside, you will find the following items :

  • The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7570) laptop
  • One 65 W Dell power adaptor with power cord
  • One set of User Guide and Safety & Regulatory Information

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The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Up Close

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (Price Check) is a workhorse, but Dell prettied it up as best they could. It sports a thin bezel design, reducing its overall size while maintaining a large 15.6″ display.

On the left side, you will find the power port, a USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type C) port, a HDMI port, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A) ports and the 3.5 mm audio out port.

The SD card reader is located on the right side, next to a third USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Type A) slot and a collapsible Ethernet LAN port. Right at the end is the Noble security lock slot.

It is surprisingly thin – just 2 cm at its thickest point, and lighter than it looks at just under 2 kg.

 

Narrow Bezel IPS Display

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (Price Check) sports a narrow bezel LED backlit display with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080. Thanks to its IPS panel, it has a wide 178° viewing angle, and a decent colour gamut.

This is not the InfinityEdge display you find in the new Dell XPS 13 2018, so there is enough space at the top for a HD web camera (1280 x 720 pixels), and the infra-red camera that allows for Windows Hello facial recognition.

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180-Degree Hinges

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (Price Check) has 180-degree hinges, which allow you to lay the screen almost flat. It was meant to work in conjunction with a touch screen display (available in some countries), to allow for easier sketching, or collaboration with other people. The touch screen option is not available in Malaysia.

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Keyboard & Touchpad

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (Price Check) has a full-sized keyboard with chiclet keys. It is backlit, and spill-resistant.

It comes with a relatively large touchpad that supports multi-touch gestures and scrolling.

The large surface area gives you a lot of space to rest your wrist, while keeping clear of the large touchpad.

If you are wondering where is the fingerprint sensor, Dell integrated it into the Power button on the upper right corner of the keyboard. Yes, the fingerprint sensor is PART of the Power button!

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Cooling Vents & Rubber Feet

The Inspiron 15 7000 (Price Check) is powered by the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 or Core i5 processor, with an NVIDIA GeForce 940MX GPU. All of their heat is channeled and exhausted out the back and underside, through these series of cooling vents.

Note the thick rubber strip running along the width of the Inspiron 15 7000. There is another one in the front. They keep the Inspiron 15 7000 securely “locked” to your table or lap. These rubber strips work better than four small rubber feet used in many laptops.

 

Speakers

There are two speakers – one on each side – on the underside, near the front rubber feet. They are powered by Waves MaxxAudio Pro, but don’t expect much from them. They are basic speakers. If you want better audio, use headphones.

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The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Performance

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (Price Check) laptop is powered by the 8th Generation Intel Core i7 or Core i5 processor. Specifically, you have the option of either using the Intel Core i7-8550U or the Intel Core i5-8250U processor.

The Intel Core i7-8550U has a maximum clock speed of 4 GHz and a 8 MB L3 cache, while the Core i5-8250U has a maximum clock speed of 3.4 GHz and a 6 MB L3 cache. Despite being quad-core processors with large caches, they are low-power 15 W processors.

Surprisingly for a laptop in this price range, it has a dedicated graphics processor – the NVIDIA GeForce 940MX with 384 stream processors. While it uses the older NVIDIA GM108 GPU,, it is still far more powerful than the Intel UHD Graphics 620 integrated graphics, especially when it comes with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory.

Our model came with 8 GB of fast DDR4-2400 memory, which is fantastic. Anything less will greatly limit the performance of this laptop.

Dell offers 4 GB of DDR4-2400 memory with the Core i5 model, but we recommend upgrading to 8 GB.

 

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Storage

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (Price Check) comes with both a M.2 solid state drive, and a SATA hard disk drive. The Core i5 base model comes with a small 128 GB SanDisk X400 SSD, while the Core i7 premium mdoel comes with a roomier 256 GB SanDisk X400 SSD. Both models come with a 1 TB Seagate ST1000LM035 hard disk drive.

Our model came with the 256 GB SSD, which is very nice. We have to point out that with a 128 GB SSD, you will be left with about 93 GB of free space in the SSD – hardly enough to install more than a few applications and a game or two.

That said, it comes with a 1 TB hard disk drive. It may be much slower than the SSD, but it offers plenty of storage space for your other applications, games and content. Just remember not to shake or drop the laptop while you’re using it!

 

The Battery

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (Price Check) is powered by a small 3-cell lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 42 WHrs, which is recharged by a 65 W power adaptor. We understand the need to keep the Inspiron 15 7000 thinner and lighter, but this means it has a relatively short battery life.

In our battery life tests running YouTube videos on the Inspiron 15 7000 with the display brightness set to 40%, it lasted 4 hours. In our real world usage tests, we were able to work on it for about 5 hours before the battery capacity dropped to 10%.

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Our Verdict On The Dell Inspiron 15 7000

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (Price Check) may be a workhorse model, but it follows the trend of making thinner and lighter laptops. It is now just 20 mm thick, and weighs just 2 kg. A far cry from the older 15.6″ Inspiron models of the past.

In fact, the overall size of the Inspiron 15 7000 has been reduced, Thanks to thinner bezels, the large 15.6″ display fits in a form factor that is closer to that of a traditional 14″ laptop.

What the Inspiron 15 7000 lacks in inspired beauty, it makes up for in sheer power – quad-core Intel processors, and an NVIDIA GeForce 940MX GPU with 4GB of RAM. It even comes with dual storage drives – a fast solid state drive, and a large capacity hard disk drive.

The truly unfortunate thing is its small 3-cell battery. We managed to get 5 hours of real-world usage out of it. Not bad considering how much performance we are getting out of the Inspiron 15 7000, but it sure gave us battery life anxiety when we used it on-the-go.

All in all, the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (Price Check) offers a nice combination of powerful computing and graphics performance with a large display in a relatively thin and compact form factor. On top of that, you get the best of both worlds when it comes to storage – a very fast solid state drive + a spacious hard disk drive.

Pros Cons
15.6″ Full HD IPS display with 178° viewing angle Small battery capacity, with a relatively short battery life
Smaller form factor that is 20 mm thin, and only weighs 2.0 kg Unimpressive speakers
Comes with both an SSD and a HDD Bulky power adaptor
Has an NVIDIA GeForce 940MX GPU with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory  
Cool-running, thanks to improved cooling solution  
Fingerprint sensor and infra-red camera for quick Windows Hello login.  
Full-sized backlit spill-resistant keyboard

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