Acer Launches TravelMate Timeline Notebooks

Posted: Dec 22 2009, 10:09am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 6:26pm CDT, in News | Notebooks and PCs


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Oh look, more ultra-portable notebooks. Acer's just announced the release of a new line of business travel notebooks. The TravelMate Timeline series includes the 8571, 8471, and 8371. All notebook models in the line have 6 cell batteries that give up to 8 hours of useable battery life (if Acer PowerSmart manager is on). The cost of these new machines runs from $899 to $999. Customers looking to buy a TravelMate will have their choice of 1.3 or 1.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processors equipped with GS45 Express chipset and Intel 64 architecture. They each pack either 3 or 4 GB of SDRAM and come with b/g/Draft-N WLAN, Bluetooth, and gigabit LAN. The screen sizes measure from 13.3" to 14.1" to 15.6". An integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500 MHD brings DirectX10 to the TravelMates.Each of these new Acer notebooks features a roomy keyboard and multi-gesture touchpad. They all come with Win 7 32 bit installed, and Acer includes a copy of Windows XP with each in case you want to make the switch.

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