Acer introduces TravelMate Timeline series
Acer has rolled out its new TravelMate Timeline series of notebook computers that will target business customers as well as those who want a machine with no-nonsense performance and reliability at all times. They will come in the form of the TravelMate Timeline 8571, 8471 and 8371, where all models are ultra-thin mobile workhorse notebooks that boast prolonged productivity. Powered by a long lasting six-cell battery, you will be able to enjoy up to eight hours of juice when used in conjunction with Acer PowerSmart Manager – of course, we can safely assume that some features such as Wi-Fi is turned off and a lower screen brightness if maximum battery length is to be achieved.
You will be able to choose from a range of Intel Core 2 Duo processors that support Intel 64 architecture, while the staple Intel GS45 Express chipset graces the notebooks to offer enough graphical firepower for everyday office use (as well as the odd casual game, but don’t expect these puppies to run Crysis or any other high-powered title. Depending on your choice, you can pick from either 3GB or 4GB of fast SDRAM, while security for the data within (being a business notebook and all) is enhanced thanks to the Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint solution.
As with any other business person, it is of utmost importance that you are able to remain in touch with the home office as well as clients virtually wherever you are to be at your most efficient. The Acer TravelMate Timeline notebooks does not disappoint, as it is a snap to browse websites, check email or make VOIP calls via a wide host of communications options which range from 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N WLAN to Bluetooth and gigabit LAN. With an integrated webcam, you are able to hold face-to-face interactions and videoconferencing sessions as well. Depending on the model number the screen sizes range from 13.3, 14.1 to 15.6″, with prices starting from $899 to $999.