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X313 has an Intel Ivy Bridge CPU

Acer has pulled the wraps off a new Travelmate X313 convertible. The X313 has an 11.6-inch screen (1366x768) and tips the scales at 1.74 pounds.
 
Under the hood, the X313 uses a 2GHz Intel Core i5-3339Y Ivy Bridge processor. The processor is paired with 4GB of RAM and 120GB of storage is onboard. Battery life for the aluminum-clad tablet is listed at a meager 6 hours.

 

Acer Travelmate X313 with optional cradle
 
Acer equips the portable device with a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 720p resolution front camera for video conferencing. The X313 also features integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a full-size USB 3.0 port.
 
The convertible can be turned into a notebook computer by adding an optional keyboard case or can be used as a desktop machine with an optional cradle.
 
Acer seems to be targeting the X313 directly at Microsoft’s Surface Pro 2 and its pricing reflects that. The tablet will start at $950 when it launches later this month. 

Source: Acer



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Deserves to be 6ft under
By XZerg on 11/13/2013 12:23:52 PM , Rating: 5
with these type of products Acer really does deserve to be 6 feet under. Not only will this not deliver similar performance/watt as the newer Haswell based cpus, it will have lower resolution screen and potentially not as great a build quality overall but similar price as Surface Pro 2.

Companies need to fire idiots who come up with such products.




RE: Deserves to be 6ft under
By troysavary on 11/13/2013 2:18:19 PM , Rating: 2
Yet Acer blames MS for their problems.


RE: Deserves to be 6ft under
By retrospooty on 11/13/2013 9:31:52 PM , Rating: 2
Yup, Acer is just a laughing stock at this point.


RE: Deserves to be 6ft under
By ritualm on 11/13/2013 4:15:08 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Acer has pulled the wraps off a new Travelmate X313 convertible. The X313 has an 11.6-inch screen (1366x768

Acer lost my focus at this point.


RE: Deserves to be 6ft under
By Samus on 11/13/2013 4:43:09 PM , Rating: 2
You'd be better off with the original surface pro all while saving hundreds of dollars and getting superior build quality.

Why is this thing more than 500 bucks?


RE: Deserves to be 6ft under
By ritualm on 11/13/2013 5:01:37 PM , Rating: 2
I bought the Surface Pro 2 this month - skipped the first one as I bought the 15" rMBP and could afford to wait.

Acer X313 is really competing with a 128GB iPad Air at this point, not the SP2, and it's funny (in a sad way). Products like these aren't going to help the company narrow its US$446-million net loss.


Underwhelming
By inighthawki on 11/13/2013 12:12:51 PM , Rating: 2
Given the price ($950) and it's competition (Surface Pro 2) this device is extremely underwhelming given specs like 1366x768 and 4GB of RAM.




RE: Underwhelming
By Flunk on 11/13/2013 1:24:18 PM , Rating: 2
This is Acer's biggest issue, they try to build something competitive and price it at the same level as the competition but they've made some stupid compromise somewhere and their product has a fatal flaw as compared to the competition.

This needs to be a lot cheaper to compete with Surface pro. It's just not as good.


RE: Underwhelming
By Murloc on 11/13/2013 5:34:26 PM , Rating: 2
*its


I think the resolution is OK
By nombrecinq on 11/15/2013 5:45:28 AM , Rating: 2
I don't know why they're not going with current gen hardware, but in terms of resolution I find the Surface to be unusable. Windows doesn't scale well, and as a designer and developer I like to use native resolution and 100% DPI.

On these ultra-high res tablets and notebooks, everything is just too small for me to handle. And when I bump up anywhere from 125-200% DPI, everything is too big or too fuzzy. The sweet spot for me is 1920x1200 on a 24" which is about 94 DPI. I'm happy with around 112 DPI on notebooks but higher than that and it's uncomfortable for me. I can't be alone in this!




RE: I think the resolution is OK
By Visual on 11/15/2013 8:45:12 AM , Rating: 2
Anything under 1024px vertical is unusable as a tablet if you try to use it in portrait mode, and that is important for tablets. There are almost no websites or applications that fit without scaling, and on Windows the browsers do not have as good zoom/scale functionality as mobile browsers.

And BTW, you should also get prescription glasses.


sup
By flyingpants1 on 11/14/2013 8:30:05 AM , Rating: 2
I've always wanted a tablet with an "optional cradle" that I have to carry around!




About $350 too expensive
By tayb on 11/14/2013 9:44:08 AM , Rating: 2
This tablet is not bad but it is horribly overpriced. At $600 I might be interested but at $950 I'm just confused at what the hell Acer is thinking.

This is the kind of crap product that convinced Microsoft to start making their own tablets.




ewww
By Visual on 11/15/2013 3:55:04 AM , Rating: 2
Unusable resolution, last-get CPU, no digitizer, neither cradle nor keyboard is included, delusions of competing with Surface Pro 2 a a sky-high price... Whoever is responsible should not simply be fired, but diagnosed.




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