Acer TravelMate X349-G2-M Review, Detailed And Price
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Acer announced its new Acer TravelMate X349-G2-M Business Laptops around July last year and now, you can buy it in India, although it is targeted at business users, a good 13-inch 13-inch Mac Book Air Windows comes in the form of options, which has been a hot favourite for many people.

Acer TravelMate X349-G2-M

Today, we will keep an eye on Acer TravelMate X349-G2-M, which packs Intel’s KB Lake CPU. Approximately Rs 65,000 (plus taxes), can it provide better value than the choice of Lenovo’s ThinkPad 13? We have a look.

Acer TravelMate X349-G2-M Detailed

Acer TravelMate X349-G2-M design

The first thing that captures your attention is the aluminium body. Slate grey colour may seem a little nervous and it certainly looks like a lot of business, but on the plus side, it’s easy to keep clean and does not attract many fingerprints. The whole wheelchair and lid use aluminium so that adequate protection is all around. The fit and finish of the chassis are very good and the edges are scored a bit, so they do not feel very fast. The laptop measures roughly 17.95 mm and weighs a comfortable 1.55 kilogramme.

The whole wheelchair and lid use aluminium so that adequate protection is all around. The fit and finish of the chassis are very good and the edges are scored a bit, so they do not feel very fast. The laptop measures roughly 17.95 mm and weighs a comfortable 1.55 kilogramme.

The 14-inch display provides a lot of screen real estate to work on spreadsheets or browse the web. Our unit had HD resolution (768×1366), but Acer also provides one with a full-HD IPS panel. There is not a very good vertical viewing angle in the HD panel, and there appears twice as much in the icon and text edges.

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If necessary, you can tilt the display at the back of 180 degrees and the hinge provides good torsion at any angle. We did not find the issue of any trouble shock with the display, however, in extreme cases, the display will slide backwards with the shake for a long time when you apply pressure from the back, and the aluminium lid also prevents the pixel distortion.

If necessary, you can tilt the display at the back of 180 degrees and the hinge provides good torsion at any angle. We did not find the issue of any trouble shock with the display, however, in extreme cases, the display will slide backwards with the shake for a long time when you apply pressure from the back, and the aluminium lid also prevents the pixel distortion.

Acer TravelMate X349-G2-M keyboard

Acer travel mate X349- G2-M has a good set of physical connectivity options. On the left side, we have the power connector, full-size HDMI port, USB 3.0, and a USB Type-C (3.1, Jane 1) port, which includes power and charging LED lights. On the right side. We have an SD card reader, headphone and microphone combo socket, USB 2.0 port, and Kensington lock Type-C port. There is also support for video and is compatible with ACR’s optional dock. However, we were hoping to get the new Zen 2 standard of Type C that supports doubling bandwidth.

Acer TravelMate X349-G2-M

We have an SD card reader, headphone and microphone combo socket, USB 2.0 port, and Kensington lock Type-C port. There is also support for video and is compatible with ACR’s optional dock. However, we were hoping to get the new Zen 2 standard of Type C that supports doubling bandwidth.

The rest of the palm is huge in the area and there is such a trackpad, which in fact does not get during typing. The chic keyboard is well placed out and the keys to the keys do not feel the scratches. The keyboard area is made from the same aluminium block as a palm roof, so there is no flex issue. Some keys could be designed or better, for example.

It is easy to accidentally hit the power button because it is placed in the same cluster because the remaining keys and the size in the upper/bottom direction could have been larger. There is a level of backlighting, which is also for all keys; Acer also throws it into a fingerprint sensor. Which is useful for Windows Hello authentication. Below the laptop are the firing speakers.

Acer TravelMate X349-G2-M Specifications

Specifications are customizable and our unit came with an Intel Core i5-7200U which is a dual-core CPU with Hyper-Threading, 8GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM, integrated HD Graphics 620 GPU, and a 512GB SSD from Lit aeon. Other features include an HD webcam which is ‘Skype for businesses certified, Bluetooth, WI-Fi 802.11ac with MIMO antennas and security features like a TPM 2.0 module, Acer Proceed, and Acer Office Manager.

We had Windows 10 Pro 64-bit pre-installed on our unit with little to no apps from Acer or third-party companies. However, the retail unit should have typical Acer applications that we’ve seen on previous models like Acer Control Center, True Harmony audio enhancement, comfy view display tweaking utility and perhaps trial programs like McAfee Live Safe and Office 365.

Acer TravelMate X349-G2-M performance

For work and general use, Acer TravelMate X349-G2-M works very well. Boots are fast and when we switch between applications or launch new ones. We rarely look at any intervals. SSD has written well and read the pace, as we recorded the record score of 512 MB / s in COOFO Sandra 2016. In Pockmark 8.

Acer TravelMate X349-G2-M

We get 3576, 4268 and 3345 points in the Home, Creative, and Work Benchmark suits, which are good for the ‘U’ series CPU, the laptop gets a bit hot but nothing is dangerous. Also, since the intake and exhaust holes are kept near the hip, so you do not have to deal with hot air or worry about blocking the vents while using it in your lap. We also like this fact that it runs quietly for the most part.

We get 3576, 4268 and 3345 points in the Home, Creative, and Work Benchmark suits. Which are good for the ‘U’ series CPU, the laptop gets a bit hot but nothing is dangerous. Also, since the intake and exhaust holes are kept near the hip. So you do not have to deal with hot air or worry about blocking the vents while using it in your lap. We also like this fact that it runs quietly for the most part.

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Apart from working together, the X-349G2-M can also be replicated as a decent multimedia laptop. It easily handles 4K video and the speaker gets quite loud without the risk of being tiny. Gaming is also possible as long as you prefer playing with the Windows Store or some older 3D games. We tried Modern Combat 5: Blackout, which works well with good control mapping of keyboard and mouse.

The trackpad is one of the better people because tracking is simple and Windows 10 gestures have been worked out without effort. The viewing angle of the HD display is not very good and we recommend spring for full-HD panels when available. The brightness level is good and the matte texture of the screen has kept reflections away. We do not like the quality of the HD webcam because the picture is also very noisy in natural light.

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The battery lasted two hours and 23 minutes in the battery Eater Pro Benchmark. With regular use, the backlight was turned on for the keys and a bit of gaming; we were able to get the 6 hours runtime before Power Saver mode. It is not bad to think about the thin nature of the laptop and if you are more economical with your use then it will easily end you on a whole day.

Verdict

Acer Travel Mat X349- G2-M is a good option for people looking at portable windows laptops without having too much compromise on display size and performance. We would love a better quality webcam, view wide angles for the display and some keys could be designed or improved. Except for these issues, you have a good set of physical connectivity options, good amount of power to run most of the work, Get a comfortable keyboard and trackpad, and good battery life.

However, this is actually a small hold to take a hand on any one of these. Since it is designed for commercial use. It is not available from shelves with your normal online and offline retail chain. However, Acer tells us that it’s authorised partners and resellers should be able to manage one for you or you can contact Acer directly to buy it.

The model we reviewed is worth about Rs. 65,000 (plus taxes) but Travel Mat X series starts at around Rs. 36,000 (plus taxes) for which you will get 6th Generation (Sky Lake) Intel Core i3 CPU, 4GB RAM, 128 GB SSD and Linux Kari lake CPU model can be identified with name ‘G2’. If you do not want to undergo this problem.

Price In India: Rs. 65,000

Pros

  • Aluminum build
  • Decent all-round performance
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Good battery life
  • USB Type-C and fingerprint sensor present

Cons

  • Display has weak viewing angles
  • Not easy to get a hold off
  • Awkward placement of power and arrow keys
  • Webcam quality could be better

Ratings (Out of 5)

  • Design: 4
  • Display: 3
  • Performance: 3.5
  • Software: 4
  • Value for Money: 4
  • Overall: 4

 

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