The Acer TravelMate X5 is one of those laptops that’s so lightweight that when you first pick it up, you kind of wonder if they forgot to include a battery or something.
Acer used a combination of magnesium-lithium and magnesium-aluminum alloys for the chassis in order to keep the laptop’s weight down.
It’s also a pretty svelte computer, at just about 0.6 inches thick. But Acer only kinda/sorta skimped on the ports.
While there’s only a 3.5mm headphone jack on the left side of the laptop, Acer managed to fit a full-sized HDMI port, two USB Type-A ports, and a USB Type-C port on the right, as well as a small plug for a power adapter.
The notebook has a fingerprint sensor below the right side of the keyboard, a large touchpad with Corning Gorilla glass on top, and supports for Bluetooth 5.0 and 802.11ac WiFi.
An entry-level model comes with a Core i5-8265U Whiskey Lake processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage, but Acer may also offer higher-priced configurations in some regions.