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Acer's Enduro lineup of PCs is built for rugged and tough work environments

Acer Enduro N7 Lifestyle
Acer Enduro N7 Lifestyle (Image credit: Acer)

What you need to know

  • Acer announced the Enduro lineup of rugged PCs.
  • The lineup includes the Enduro N7 and N3 notebooks as well as the Enduro T1 and T5 tablets.
  • The devices feature protection from drops, impacts, water, and dust.

Acer announced its new Enduro lineup of rugged devices today. The lineup includes two rugged notebooks, the Enduro N7 and Enduro N3 as well as two tough tablets, the Enduro T1 and Enduro T5. Acer built the Enduro PCs to handle tough and demanding work environments such as construction sites, manufacturing plants, and the outdoors. The PCs feature impact resistance, dust resistance, and water resistance, including being MIL-810G and IP65 certified in the case of the Enduro N7. Pricing and availability details aren't fully available at this time, but the Acer Enduro N3 should be available in North America in August starting at $899.

The Enduro N7 is a rugged notebook with shock absorbent protection. It's MIL-810G and IP65 certified and has been testing to withstand drops on hard flooring. It's capable or running in hot or cold environments and should be easily viewable outdoors thanks to its 700-nit 14-inch screen. It has two batteries inside, one that can be hot-swapped and another to bridge between swaps.

On the inside, the Enduro N7 runs on a quad-core 8th Gen Intel Core i5 processor. It features TPM 2.0 for device security and a fingerprint sensor that supports Windows Hello.

CategorySpec
OSWindows 10 Pro
Processor8th Gen Intel
Core i5-8250U
RAMUp to 8GB DDR4
GraphicsIntel UHD 620
Storage128GB SATA RAID 0 SSD
SD card reader
Display14 inches
1920x1080 (FHD)
IPS
700 nits
ConnectivityWi-Fi 5
Bluetooth 4.2
Ethernet
AudioDual stereo speakers
BatteryUp to 10.5 hours
Dimensions14 x 10.6 x 1.5 inches
(356mm x 269mm x 37mm)
WeightFrom 6.3 pounds (2.85kg)

The Enduro N3 is another rugged notebook from Acer. It's designed to be more portable while maintaining durability. It's drop and water resistant and MIL-STD 810G and IP53 certified. It has reinforced corners for drops and Corning Gorilla Glass to prevent damage to the screen. It has Aquafan, which adds water-resistance.

In addition to physical protection, the Enduro N3 features security features such as a Discrete Trusted Platform Module, AEMS, and password-protected HDDs. Acer states that it gets up to 13 hours of battery life. It runs on a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and has an option for an NVIDIA GeForce MX230 discrete GPU.

CategorySpec
OSWindows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
Processor10th Gen Intel
Core i3-10110U
Core i5-10210U
Core i7-10510U
RAMUp to 16GB
Upgradeable to 32GB
GraphicsIntel UHD
NVIDIA MX230
StorageUp to 1TB PCIe NVMe SSD
Up to 2TB 5,400 RPM HDD
1TB 7,200 RPM HDD
Display14 inches
1920x1080 (FHD)
IPS
AudioDual stereo speakers
ConnectivityIntel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
Ethernet
BatteryUp to 15 hours
Dimensions13.8 x 9.7 x 0.98 inches
(351mm x 247mm x 24.9mm)
WeightFrom 4.4 pounds (1.99kg)
AvailabilityAugust (North America)
June (EMEA)
PriceFrom $899

The Enduro T5 is the most durable tablet of the Enduro line. It's a 10-inch tablet that runs on a 7th Gen Intel Core m3 processor. The tablet is MIL-STD 810G and IP65 certified and has a swappable battery that Acer states lasts up to 10 hours. It works with several accessories, including a docking station, hand grips, shoulder straps, 4-point shoulder straps, car chargers, and car holders.

CategorySpec
OSWindows 10 Pro
ProcessorIntel Core m3-7Y30
RAM4GB LPDDR3
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 615
Storage128GB SATA SSD
Display10.1 inches
1920x1200 (FHD+)
IPS
330 nits
AudioSingle speaker
3.5mm jack
ConnectivityIntel Wi-Fi 5
Bluetooth 4.2
Ethernet
BatteryUp to 10 hours
Dimensions11 x 7.1 x 1.1 inches
(280.4mm x 180mm x 26.6mm)
WeightFrom 2.6 pounds (1.17kg)

The last Windows device in the Enduro lineup is the Enduro T1. It's a bit like a rugged Surface Go, in that it's a 10-inch tablet that can also work as a notebook with an optional portfolio keyboard. Unlike most other convertible tablets, it's MIL-STD 810G and IP54 certified. It runs on an Intel Celeron processor. The Enduro T1 can be used with gloves, making it more useable in heavy duty environments.

CategorySpec
OSWindows 10 Pro
ProcessorIntel Celeron N3450
RAM4GB LPDDR4
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 500
Storage64GB eMMC
Display10.1 inches
1280x800
IPS
350 nits
AudioSingle speaker
3.5mm audio jack
ConnectivityIntel Wi-Fi 5
Bluetooth 4.2
BatteryUp to 10 hours
Dimensions7 x 11.4 x 0.5 inches
(178mm x 290mm x 11.7mm)
WeightFrom 1.98 pounds (0.9kg)

In addition to all of the Windows devices in the Enduro lineup, Acer also announced the Enduro T1 powered by Android. It's an 8-inch Android tablet that's MIL-STD 810G and IP54 certified.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

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