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Acer Introduces Two New TravelMate Notebooks
      #32401 - 01/16/09 03:44 PM

Acer America has introduced two new notebooks - TravelMate 6593 and TravelMate 6493 - designed for the mobile professional. The new TravelMate notebook series are available now in the US commercial channel. Here is more info on these new Acer notebooks:

The TravelMate 6593 and TravelMate 6493 are equipped with Intel Centrino 2 with vPro technology and utilize the Intel integrated 3D graphics media accelerator X4500MHD for graphic performance and video processing.

The Acer TravelMate 6593:

Both the 14.1-inch TravelMate 6493 and the 15.4-inch TravelMate 6593 offer WXGA high-brightness TFT LCD panels with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, supporting simultaneous multi-window viewing via Acer GridVista, a business tool to accommodate up to eight display windows on one screen at once.

The notebook series integrates the Acer MediaBay hot-swappable solution that offers a choice of an extra hard disk, a second battery or an optical drive with either a DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive or DVD/CD-RW combo. The TravelMate 6593 and TravelMate 6493 can rely on up to 4 GB of DDR3 800/1033 MHz memory.

The notebooks also come with Acer Video Conference solution-including the Acer Crystal Eye webcam and Acer Video Conference Manager software. For security the notebooks provide Acer Bio-Protection digital imprint reading solution and Acer FingerLaunch.

For added expansion, the TravelMate 6593 and TravelMate 6493 notebook PCs can be incorporated with Acer ezDock II and ezDock II+ docking stations. The one-size-fits-all commercial docking stations are designed to support all TravelMate form factors and models. The commercial docking stations feature a plug-n-play solution allowing connection of multiple devices in one operation and the ability to dock TravelMate notebooks without having to reboot.

The Acer notebooks are now available. The TravelMate 6593 starting MSRP is $1499, and the TravelMate 6493 starting MSRP is $1,099.

TravelMate 6593 Specifications:

Operating System
-Genuine Windows is authentic Windows software that is properly licensed and legally installed.
-Genuine Windows Vista Business

Intel Centrino Duo Processor Technology
-Intel Core 2 Duo processor
Mobile Intel GM45 Express chipset
Intel Wireless WiFi Link network connection

-Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P9500
(6MB L2 cache, 2.53GHz, 1066MHz FSB)
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P8400
(3MB L2 cache, 2.26GHz, 1066MHz FSB)

-Mobile Intel GM45 Express

-Up to 4GB (2GB installed in each of two memory slots) DDR3 1066 SDRAM

-250GB SATA hard drive, 5400RPM, with Acer DASP (Disk Anti-Shock Protection)

Modular variable-speed Super-Multi drive (DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RAM):
-Read ? 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD-ROM, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 6X DVD-ROM DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 6X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM
-Write ? 24X CD-R, 16X CD-RW, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 4X DVD-R DL (double-layer), 4X DVD+R DL (double-layer), 6X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM

5-in-1 card reader for optional MultiMediaCard, Secure Digital card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO or xD-Picture Card

Optional external USB 1.44MB floppy drive

-15.4" WXGA (1280 x 800) TFT LCD with white LED backlight

Up to 16.7 million colors

Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD

Windows Media Video 9 (VC-1 standard) and H.264 support

MPEG-2 DVD decoding

Acer Video Conference with integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam supporting Acer PrimaLite technology, which consists of a premium sensor, firmware and lenses to provide superior video performance under low-light conditions (select models only)

VGA and DVI-D with HDCP support ports

Support for simultaneous display on notebook LCD and external monitor

-Two integrated Acer 3DSonic stereo speakers

Integrated microphone

High-definition audio support

Headphones/speakers/line-out and microphone ports

Microsoft DirectSound compatibility

Interface Ports
RJ-11 modem
DVI-D with HDCP (high-bandwidth digital-content protection) support
FIR (fast infrared)
Four USB 2.0
Connector for optional ezDock II+ docking station

Card Slots
-ExpressCard/54 slot

Type II PC Card slot

Smart card reader

5-in-1 card reader for optional MultiMediaCard, Secure Digital card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO or xD-Picture Card

-ntel Wireless WiFi Link network connection supporting 802.11a/b/g/Draft N wireless LAN, Acer SignalUp technology for enhanced antenna efficiency

Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR (enhanced data rate) wireless PAN

Gigabit LAN, Wake-on-LAN ready

V.92 56Kbps data/fax modem, PTT (postal, telegraph, telephone) certified in select countries, Wake-on-Ring ready

Acer Video Conference with integrated Acer? Crystal Eye webcam supporting Acer? PrimaLite technology, which consists of a premium sensor, firmware and lenses to provide superior video performance under low-light conditions (select models only)

Included Software

Acer Bio-Protection
Acer CrystalEye
Acer Empowering Technology (eRecovery, ePower Management)
Acer GridVista
Acer Launch Manager
Acer Video Conference Manager
Adobe Acrobat Reader
CyberLink PowerDVD
McAfee Internet Security Suite
NTI Media Maker
CD with Genuine Windows XP Professional (can be installed in place of, not in addition to, Windows Vista Business)
60-day trial of Microsoft Office Ready (available with Windows Vista Business only, not with Windows XP Professional)

User Interface
-88-key Acer FineTouch keyboard with five-degree curve, inverted T cursor layout, embedded numeric keypad, hotkey controls, 2.5mm minimum key travel, international language support
12 function, four cursor, two Microsoft? Windows? keys, independent US dollar and Euro sign keys

Empowering key

Web browser, e-mail, user-programmable easy-launch buttons

Front-access WLAN and Bluetooth? switches

Lock, presentation, sync productivity keys

Dual navigation control:
- Acer FineTrack with two FineTrack buttons
- Touchpad pointing device

Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint reader with FingerNav four-way control function

Dimensions & Weight
- 14.2" (360.0mm) W x 10.5" (267.0mm) D x 1.3" ? 1.4? (34.0 - 36.5mm) H

6.6 lb. (3.0kg) with nine-cell battery and optical drive

Size and weight may vary depending on configuration

-90-watt AC adapter

Lithium ion batteries:
- Nine-cell - up to 4.0 hours life depending on configuration and usage (may be reduced if Windows Vista? Aero is enabled); 2.0 hours recharge time with power off, 3.0 hours with power on, 80% charge in 1.0 hour
- Nine-cell and optional MediaBay six-cell - up to 6.0 hours life depending on configuration and usage (may be reduced if Windows Vista? Aero is enabled)


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