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Acer TravelMate 220 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the battery and portability are overall positive. The performance and usability also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the sound.

value for money, usability, performance, portability, battery


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer TravelMate 220 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 57 reviews)

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Works great and didn't leave my hair all frizzed


Great price and an excellent product! It leaves my hair soft and straight!

It dries great and I love the retractable cord

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I bought this for my wife


verall I guess this is a pretty good product. Though kindof weak in the power it definetely does have some redeeming qualities such as the retractable chord (great space saver) and the color nd styling.. Do I recmmend this to my friends??. of curse...

She is in love wit the color and retractable chord

average to underpowered

Consumer review by:

hair dryer


I never have been able to blow dry my bald head this good before




Consumer review by:

Great gift idea


I gave it as a gift to my niece and she enjoys it.

light and unique color

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love the retractable cord


works like any other hair dryer...the main selling point was the retractable doesn't always retract all the way, you have to help it at the end...still very convienent feature

retractable cord

doesn't always spool up 100

Consumer review by:

Great, compact hair dryer for everyday use


This hair dryer delivers what it promises. It dries your hair fast, and the cord retraction system works great! Overall, a great, compact dryer for everyday use.

Cord retraction, performance

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Great hairdryer. Very strong


I love this hair dryer. It is a great deal for the money and is powerful and fast.


Nothing comes to mind

Consumer review by:

Love it!


It's great! Very powerful but quieter than most! Great price! Very satisfied! Would recommend to anyone!

Works flawlessly

Consumer review by:

Great for changing it from old once


I think it will last me for a long time. Just because i had conair before and i still have but i decided to get a new one !So far i am satisfied with it.

i love the color, and how the cord goes in

quality is not that great

Consumer review by:

excellent product


Love this, especially the retractable cord! Easy to use, great on hair.

easy to use

Product Specifications

You've decided to work from home, but you aren't sure you'll be familiar enough with the various components you've been shown - and that's a worry you can do without. Well, with the all-in-one design of the TravelMate 220 series, you will never need to be concerned about that again. With the optical drive, as well as the floppy and hard disks all built in, there is no danger of being caught without your drive. And what about the battery life? Many notebooks struggle to keep up with your lifestyle - not the TravelMate 220. The Li-ion battery pack offers you an astonishing 4.5 hours of battery life under typical conditions - so you can make all those meetings in just one trip. You also want a notebook that delivers convenience to your fingertips. The TravelMate 220 does just that. With its four quick-function keys you can easily launch your e-mail, Internet browser or any other program, simply by programming the keys to your needs. It's 3: 00 am and you've finally stumbled onto that solution to all of your client's problems, but you can't call this late at night! No matter what time it is or where you are, if there's a network, your TravelMate 220 series can access it, either through a PTT-approved 56K fax/data modem or the LAN-on- motherboard, both of which are built in. This means that wherever you are, you can get your client's approval just as soon as they check their mail. What's more, many buildings today are going wireless, offering even greater flexibility and mobility. Simply insert a PCMCIA wireless LAN card into one of the slots available on the TravelMate 220, and you'll be surfing towards that contract, signed and delivered. With the TravelMate 220, you can't eliminate the risks of accidents, but you can minimize the risks of damage. The TravelMate 220 comes to you equipped with Acer's unique DASP (Disk Anti-Shock Protection), designed to withstand the knocks of daily life - and more. This means you can buy a TravelMate 220 with confidence, knowing that Acer has subjected it to situations even harsher than in real life, and Acer is satisfied that it will survive.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):3hour(s)/4.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:256KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:14.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.8cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: No

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Country Kits:France/United Kingdom
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer TravelMate

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad / Scroll button/Keyboard / Scroll button / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:100MHz/133MHz




Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90
Type:Fax / modem/Soft modem


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)/8x
Rewrite Speed:4x/8x
Write Speed:8x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP Professional/Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional


Clock Speed:1.06GHz/1.13GHz/1.33GHz


Installed Size:128MB/256MB
Max Supported Size:1GB

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy/3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:10GB/20GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business/Small business/Small business / Corporate business

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel Extreme Graphics