Acer showed a jacket made of coffee grounds and equipment with an antibacterial coating

Acer presented several products with antibacterial properties at once, and also showed how a unique jacket made from coffee grounds looks like.

Acer announced this week that it is expanding its antimicrobial product catalog to multiple product lines covering both consumer and commercial audiences.

Thousands of bacteria are deposited on the surface of electronic devices with every press, touch and touch. To address the issue, Acer has equipped laptops, tablets, monitors, accessories and other devices with silver ion antimicrobial coatings.

The antimicrobial agent can be embedded or applied to the surface of the case, keyboard, display, touch panel, hinge, fingerprint scanner, etc. Silver ions are highly reactive particles that can significantly reduce the rate of spread of bacteria on contact, the company said in a press release. …

Among the new products is the Acer TravelMate Spin P4 business laptop, whose lid opens up to 360 degrees. The body of the device is equipped with an antibacterial coating, and the device itself is equipped with a 14-inch Full HD display, an Intel Core i7 vPro processor, and a 1TB SSD.

In addition, the laptop offers a range of connectivity options including an Ethernet RJ45 connector, optional LTE (eSIM and DSSA) support, a smart card reader, and multiple USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 4 ports. It also supports Trusted Platform Module (TPM). 2.0, fingerprint login and Windows Hello.

The company also unveiled the rugged Acer Enduro Urban N3 laptop, the Acer Enduro Urban T3 Antimicrobial Tablet, and antibacterial keyboards and mice.

Most unexpectedly, the jacket was made from recycled coffee grounds, an organic coffee shell that is intended to replace petroleum-based materials with a greener alternative. Breathable, leather-like texture, waterproof. She also has antimicrobial impregnation.

The jacket is made from 26% recycled drunk coffee grounds, the world’s first bio-based membrane material. This material was obtained by extracting oil from dormant coffee by converting it into a coffee polyol and then processing it into a polyurethane film for use as a fabric.

Acer TravelMate Spin P4 (TMP414RNA-51) will be available in the US in January 2022 starting at $ 1100; in the EMEA region in the IV quarter of 2021 at a price of 1119 euros. The Acer Eco-Shell Protective Jacket (AAR2J1) will be available in the US starting at $ 170.

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Alexandr Ivanov earned his Licentiate Engineer in Systems and Computer Engineering from the Free International University of Moldova. Since 2013, Alexandr has been working as a freelance web programmer.
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