Acer launches bacteria-resistant PCs

Acer's Enduro Urban N3 on outdoor wooden table

Enlarge / Acer’s Enduro Urban N3 (above) also comes in blue. (credit: Acer)

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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