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Acer TravelMate 6490 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and screen. The performance and portability also get good feedback. The durability and keyboard get negative views. Comments are divided on the energy efficiency.

price, portability, performance, screen, design

keyboard, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer TravelMate 6490 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Acer Travelmate 6493

 

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Acer Travelmate 6493

 

The new TravelMate 6493 is a professional notebook designed for corporate users looking for performance, reliability and security at an affordable price. The 6493 offers excellent connectivity, storage and performance features ideal for small business...

The series starts from R18 499. Call Acer Africa on 0861-223-772 for more info.

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Great Bargain

 

Had the TravelMate for a month now. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars for performance is that a program I use for work runs somewhat better on Windows XP. Battery life is excellent for a 6 cell. Display is solid, video playback looks teriffic....

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Awesome...

 

I love my new Acer, it's lightweight, easy to use, beautiful, very functional. Nothing I can say bad about this product.

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Peggy...

 

I have to say I really like my computer. Its the best one I have every got. It's fast and clear eay to see and read. Don't pass this one up good buy!!!

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so far so good...

 

it was a gift for my great grandson . he is learning so much. good choice

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Acer Laptop...

 

Best investment I've made. It is great

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Acer Aspire 14" Laptop...

 

I received my laptop within 4 days of ordering the item. I pulled the laptop out of it's packaging and notice that the color of the laptop was not the color I order. I thought at that point I would just chalk it up and keep it since I had just signed...

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nice laptop...

 

I think that this is a very nice laptop, would recommend it to anyone.

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Great present for my wife!...

 

I bought this as a birthday present for my wife. She's not that computer savvy but set-up and transferring of all of her old files was a breeze. She was using Windows Vista and I'm glad to see Windows 7 brought back some of the old features of XP and...

Product Specifications

The TravelMate 6493 is ideal for users who require reliable performance and leading security in a highly mobile machine. Based on the latest dual-core processor technology, the TravelMate 6493 is loaded with wide-ranging connectivity options and advanced management support. A high-resolution 14.1" widescreen gives ample performance for demanding business tasks. The groundbreaking platform features the dual-core processor. Integrated virtualization technology and advanced manageability standards ensure the Acer TravelMate 6493 is a fully-equipped business computer. The Acer TravelMate 6493 offers dependable power for demanding office applications and helps increase business productivity. The 14.1" widescreen form factor provides the ideal balance between a high-resolution workspace and an easily portable notebook computer. The TravelMate 6493 is a complete communication instrument giving users different connectivity options.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):4.3hour(s)/6hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.6in
Height:1.5in/1.6in
Weight:5.5lbs/5.7lbs
Width:13.3in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:14.1in/14in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.6cm/35.8cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Canada/United States
Localization:English/French
Manufacturer:Acer
Model:6492-6233/6492-6975/6493-6054/6493-6495/6493-6615/6493-6899
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer TravelMate

Input Device

Type:4-way scroll button / Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Black / Gray/Black gray

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Type:DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.8GHz/2.26GHz/2.4GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:P8400/P8600/T7100
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

Installed Size:2GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM/DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

Software

Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/250GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2/Intel Centrino Duo
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader / SmartCard reader

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD/Intel GMA X3100