Acer Malaysia just announced a bunch of new things in the market today – ranging from laptops to displays and even projectors. Here we have the new TravelMate ultrabook laptops for both the business and general consumers. There’s also a new super ultrawide display which Acer is calling it the EI491CR. It is a 49-inch curved monitor.

These TravelMate ultrabooks can weigh as low as 1.1kg only, which is certainly magnificent. It also comes with a U-variant of the Intel Core i7, and also equipped with a touchscreen. Since it has Thunderbolt 3 support, you can plug in an external GPU and start gaming on this machine.


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If you want a cheaper option without these frills, you can opt for the TravelMate X314 that does not have a touchscreen.

Here are the variants and specs for each of the new TravelMate laptops.

Model TravelMate P614-51T-77GQ TravelMate X314-51-M-55QK
Processor Intel Core i7-8565U Intel Core i5-8265U
RAM 8GB on-board DDR4, upgradable to 24GB 8GB on-board DDR4, upgradable to 32GB
Storage 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe
Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display
  • 14-inch IPS panel with 1920×1080 resolution
  • LED-backlit TFT LCD with multi-touch
  • Acer ComfyView
  • 14-inch IPS panel with 1920×1080 resolution
  • Acer ComfyView
Security
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Windows Hello
Ports
  • 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1
  • 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C with Thunderbolt 3
  • 1x MicroSD card reader
  • 1x HDMI with HDCP 2.2
  • 3x USB 3.0 ports
  • 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C
  • 1x MicroSD card reader
  • 1x VGA
  • 1x HDMI with HSCP 2.0
Weight 1.1kg 1.6kg
Price RM5,699 RM3,899

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Model TravelMate P214-51-398Q TravelMate P214-51-55V4 TravelMate P214-51-50D8 TravelMate P214-51-510Z
Processor Intel Core i3-8130U Intel Core i5-8250U
RAM 4GB on-board DDR4 (upgradable to 20GB)
Storage 1TB HDD 256GB M.2 SSD
Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display 14-inch screen with 1366×768 resolution
Ports
  • 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C with DisplayPort and USB PD support
  • 2x USB 2.0
  • 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1
  • 1x VGA
  • 1x HDMI 2.0 with HDCP
  • 1x SD card reader
Weight 1.67kg 1.79kg 1.67kg
Price RM2,599 RM2,899 RM2.999 RM3,099

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The Acer EI491CR also has a few special features built in. The main highlight here is the 32:9 aspect ratio with a massive 49-inch curved VA panel. One unique feature is the ambient light sensor which adjusts the brightness accordingly – just like your phone. You can also mount the display as it supports VESA mounting.

With such a humongous display, I personally find it definitely useful for video editors. Imagine a timeline that spans the entire length of the display – and Acer has made the EI491CR monitor covering 90% of DCI-P3 color gamut. This display is also certified with DisplayHDR 400 to show the best colors and brightness for the entire scene.

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The EI491CR is also compatible with Radeon FreeSync 2 technology to enable HDR gaming without any screen tearing.

Specifications
Model EI491CR
Color Black
Display size 49-inch
Resolution
  • 3840×1080
  • 32:9 aspect ratio with 1800R curvature
Refresh rate
  • 144Hz with DisplayPort 1.2
  • 120Hz with HDMI 2.0
  • 60Hz with HDMI 1.4
Panel VA
Glare N
GTG response time 4ms
Contrast ratio 100 million : 1 max
Brightness 400 nits
Color gamut 90% DCI-P3
Inputs
  • 1x HDMI 1.4
  • 1x HDMI 2.0
  • 1x DisplayPort 1.2
  • 1x Audio out
VESA mount 75mm x 75mm
Speakers 3W x2
Tilt -5° to 15°

The EI491CR is priced at RM3,399 and is available starting at May 2019 at 6 selected Acer resellers – including ALL IT Hypermarket, Harvey Norman, Ideal Tech PC, Just IT Technology, P.C Image Sdn Bhd, and Viewnet Computer System.

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