Acer reveals next-generation TravelMate

TravelMate 8481 features faster processor, enhanced graphics

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Acer reveals next-generation TravelMate Acer has just released its next-generation TravelMate notebook.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  November 1, 2011

Acer has unveiled its TravelMate 8481notebook, which features a 2nd generation Intel Core processor, designed to allow the device to run business productivity applications 60% faster than the previous generation and provide increased energy efficiency.

The TravelMate 8481 also features Intel HD Graphics 3000 and Intel Wireless Display technology, designed to allow users to share presentations or videos on HD displays or TVs via a wireless connection. The TravelMate 8481 is also available with discreet graphic options and has Nvidia Optimus technology.

The laptop can be equipped with a standard HDD with up to 320 GB of space and a Solid State Drive (mSata) with up to 64GB of capacity, a combination that can be used as boot/OS partition to boost the system.

The integrated multi-in-1 card reader is designed to support the most used formats and simplifies data sharing and provides more storage options.

The TravelMate 8481 can also count on up to 8 GB of advanced DDR3 memory, designed to increase data bandwidths allowing faster multitasking and lower power consumption.

The TravelMate 8481 can offer up to nine hours battery life and features Acer PowerSmart long cycle battery, that is designed to ensure up to three times longer battery life cycles and maintain 80% capacity after 1000 cycle count.

The TravelMate 8481 comes with a 14.0 inch Acer ComfyView LCD LED backlit display, with HD (1366x768) resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio.

The thin screen design measures 0.87 inches at its highest point and the device weighs 1.5 kg with four-cell battery pack.

TravelMate 8481 also comes with Acer InviLink NplifyTM802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi or high-speed wired access via Gigabit Ethernet, a USB 3.0 port and Power-Off USB Charging technology.

The TravelMate 8481 comes with a resilient case design with a Magnesium-Aluminium cage designed to uniformly distribute all external forces and withstand extreme pressure. The metal alloy hinge comes with a reinforced coil for maximum hold strength; while the Autolock feature ensure your notebook lid is tightly secured for LCD protection.

The TravelMate also features next generation DASP (Disk Anti-Shock Protection), which provides all around suspension of the hard disk inside an Mg-Al. The HDD is also soft-mounted onto the system to provide extra cushioning.

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