Acer “antimicrobial” laptops have been around for a few years, but they became particularly relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic. During its next@Acer event today, the company announced three new PCs—a laptop, a two-in-one, and a tablet—that will be joining its antimicrobial lineup.
What does “antimicrobial” mean anyway?
Microbe is a fancy word for a microorganism or germ. Something is considered antimicrobial if it’s capable of “destroying or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms and especially pathogenic microorganisms.” That means it fights disease-causing things you can’t see.
Acer claims its Antimicrobial 360 Design, as it has started branding the feature, fights germs in two ways.
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