The Acer Enduro N3 Is a Surprisingly Sleek Rugged Laptop
June 24, 2020 Andrew Cheng

Rugged, durable laptops are usually bulky and heavy, but that’s not the case with the new Acer Enduro N3. Despite only weighing 1.99kg with a 24.85mm chassis, the N3 still comes with MIL-STD 810G and IP53 certifications; that’s quite impressive. In fact, the Taiwanese company touts this as the thinnest and lightest 14-inch laptop with an IP53 rating.

Of course, the Enduro N3 is still noticeably thicker and heavier than a productivity laptop with the same hardware, but this is a rugged notebook that’s meant to survive harsh environments. It has reinforced corners to withstand drops, Corning Gorilla Glass to protect the display from water, and an “Aquafan” that repels water from all angles.

In terms of hardware, the Enduro N3 is your typical productivity laptop. It can be configured with Intel’s 10th generation Core i7 processor, up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, 1TB of HDD storage, and an optional PCIe NVMe SSD that goes up to 1TB. It’s also possible to get a dedicated Nvidia GeForce MX230 GPU with the laptop, though it’s not a particularly powerful graphics card.

Other specifications of the Enduro N3 include a 14-inch display, up to 13 hours of battery life, and the Acer Enduro Management Suite (AEMS). It’s a system that allows IT workers to remotely enable and disable ports, monitor the hardware and software, as well as perform remote deployment of BIOS changes and Windows updates.

The Acer Enduro N3 will be available in North America from August onwards with a $899 starting price; that comes up to about RM3,840. It remains to be seen if the N3 will enter the Malaysian market.