May 20, Acer TravelMate Notebook. I think this is important for any company that wants to become a well-known brand because it makes your products instantly recognizable. A true road warrior might be better off getting a low spec ThinkPad T4x, but for most people and businesses the TM will be pretty tough to beat. And for larger companies looking at the TM, a Linux version would be like buying the notebook without OS. The portability of the Acer Aspire puts the power of the Internet in your lap with its integrated Wi-Fi adapter. Rtx, the most embarrsing scam in computer history! Blacky Dec 1,

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Acer TravelMate 2428 Review — A Look at What You Get With a Budget Laptop These Days (pics, specs)

I think the TM is absolutely worth it. Log in or Sign up. One question, where did you buy this notebook — in a retail store or online? The software does a good job of conveying progress. Fan noise is no problem when running on AC power you will hear a soft fan blast when the unit powers onand the TM quiet and cool when running from battery.

One of the first compromises to get the TM price down is in the memory department. This is a good idea because the notebook does not come with any restore disks — remember every penny saved counts when making a notebook in this class.


The speakers are fine for this type of notebook. Size is not a problem for the TM; it is small enough to slip into almost any laptop bag.

A first timer might find the process a little frustrating. Gaming Software and Graphics Cards. Acer offers a very similar model to the TM in the Aspire consumer line that runs Linux. Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk rtavelmate real repairmen in the US. A lot goes in actually.

The right and left mouse buttons are very light weight and feel as if they might be the first item on this notebook to wear out. Sponsor ttavelmate, if you are not familiar with it, is software that a company pays the PC maker to have installed. You can’t post conmments that contain an email address. Anyway, thanks for all the help hoggie and hairy lee!

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Acer TravelMate Review — A Look at What You Get With a Budget Laptop These Days (pics, specs)

Where my Afer only saw three wireless networks, the TM saw ten. In everyday office tasks this would be a drawback. Front side view view large image. This is a heck of a lot of functionality for free and the applications are both mature and very high quality. All content posted on TechnologyGuide hravelmate granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all wireldss posted on this site becomes a part of the community.


Install the battery, plug in the AC and get started. One trend that we are starting to see is that only the biggest manufacturers can really compete at the lowest end of the price spectrum. Also, you are prompted to create your restore disks. Perhaps the small size of the TM make it impossible to leave empty space inside the notebook’s chassis trave,mate that in turn makes it stiffer, but whatever the reason this is one well made notebook.

TravelMate Specs view large image. Battery view large image In real world testing I managed to get almost four hours from the battery while surfing and writing an article. This results in less confusion.

All driver were installed painlessly! Updates work like Windows Update, and there are a lot of pop-ups and readily accessible help to guide you along.

It looks and feels like a machine that costs double or even triple, and it comes in at just the right size for a truly mobile computer. Blacky Dec 1,