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Acer TravelMate 6490 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 reviews of Acer TravelMate 6490 Series. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The price and portability also get good opinions. There are mixed views on the energy efficiency and reliability, while many are less positive about the keyboard.

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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 80/100 = Very good quality.

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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.

Massive storage, enough memory, good connectivity with built-in 3G

A tad big, boring.

Mar, 2009

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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....

Apr, 2012

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Just got two computers one for my mom and myself. Still trying to get use to navigating around this. There has been so much added to laptops since my last purchase in 09. I will say I love the look and thin feel and it does have s lot of cool features...

Mar, 2015

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the item was received in good condition but I was disappointed in the processing speed. I have a 7 year old Toshiba that powered up much faster than the new acer which also has a 20GB SSD. The description of the processing speed did not match the...

Oct, 2014

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This is seriously the best Laptop I have ever had. Simple to use and has a very nice sleek look (kinda like an Apple Laptop). The BACK-LIT keyboard I absolutely love, as well as the metal around the keyboard and the top of the laptop. I also love the...

Oct, 2014

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

Mar, 2012

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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!!!

Mar, 2012

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so far so good...


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

Mar, 2012

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Acer Laptop...


Best investment I've made. It is great

Mar, 2012

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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...

Mar, 2012

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 system:HD / HD Audio / High Definition Audio / High-definition
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 3

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:4400 / 4800 / 7200
Battery life (max):3 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.3 / 4.5
Battery performance:4400 / 4800 / 7200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6 / 9
Run Time (Up To):4.3hour(s)/6hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB


Front Camera:N
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3


Certification:- TCG 1.2\n- DMI 2.0\n- ACPI 3.0\n- Mobile PC2002\n- GS certification\n- Wi-Fi / -TCG 1.2,\n-DMI 2.0,\n-ACPI 3.0,\n-Mobile PC2002,\n-GS,\n-Wi-Fi. / -TCG 1.2.\n-DMI 2.0.\n-ACPI 3.0.\n-Mobile PC2002.\n-GS.\n-Wi-Fi. / -TCG 1.2\n-DMI 2.0\n-ACPI 3.0\n-Mobile PC2002\n-GS\n-Wi-Fi / TCG 1.2,\nDMI 2.0,\nACPI 3.0,\nMobile PC2002,\nGS Zertifizierung,\nWi-Fi.\n / WEEE
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Industrial
Internal: Yes
Product type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight



3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display Diagonal:14 / 14.1 / 15.6
Display Resolution:1280 x 800 / 1366 x 768
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD: No
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No

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

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65
Battery performance:53.3 / 58.8 / 79.9


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.0625 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500M / Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel GMA X3100 / Intel GMA X4500 / Intel GMA X4500HD / Intel GMA X4500MHD / No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256 / 0.358 / 1.759
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000


Country Kits:Canada/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer TravelMate

Input Device

Type:4-way scroll button / Keyboard / Touchpad


Keyboard easy keys:Y
Keyboard function keys:12
Keyboard manufacturer:Acer
Keyboard number of keys:88
Keyboard Special Features:Y
Keyboard type:FineTouch
Number of keyboard cursor keys:4
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad / Touchpad + Pointing Stick
Windows keys: Yes


Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/800MHz


Internal memory:1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 1 / 1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 0.5 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 / 1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 0.5 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


Color:Black / Gray/Black gray


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


Mouse included: No


3G:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
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)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking Type:802.11a/g/Draft-N / WiFi Link 4965AGN
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
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 Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW

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)
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

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

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / High Definition Audio / High-definition
Compatibility:Aspire 1640
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / TCG 1.2, DMI 2.0, ACPI 3.0, Mobile PC2002, GS, Wi-Fi
Dimensions (WxDxH):13.3 x 9.65 x 1.54
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Hot keys:Y
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:ITU V.92
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wake-on-Ring ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11 a/g/n / 802.11a/b/g/n / 802.11a/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/b/g / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/g/n / WiFi Link 5000 Series

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port:No / Yes
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
Serial ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N / Y
TV out port:No / S-Video
TV-out:N / Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65
Battery performance:53.3 / 58.8 / 79.9


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI / FSB
Chipset:Intel GM45 Express / Intel HM65 Express / Intel PM965 Express
Clock Speed:1.8GHz/2.26GHz/2.4GHz
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 10.5 / 11 / 12 / 22 / 26 / 8.5 / 9 / 9.5
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel GM45 Express / Intel HM65 Express / Intel PM965 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291 / 410
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processing die size:107 / 143
Processor:I3-2330M / I5-3320M / P8400 / P8600 / P8700 / T7100 / T7300 / T7500 / T7700 / T8100 / T8300
Processor boost frequency:3.3
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Merom / Penryn / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.8 / 2.00 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.6
Processor front side bus:1066 / 1600 / 800
Processor lithography:22 / 32 / 45 / 65
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2330M / I5-3320M / P8400 / P8600 / P8700 / T7100 / T7300 / T7500 / T7700 / T8100 / T8300
Processor Number:P8400/P8600/T7100
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T8000 series / Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PBGA479, PPGA478 / Socket 478 / Socket 479
Processor system type:Up
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C0 / E1 / J1 / L1 / M0 / R0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 85C ; 100C
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:29759 / 29760 / 29761 / 29762 / 33099 / 33916 / 35568 / 35569 / 37006 / 53434 / 64896
Processor code:SL3BU / SL3BV / SLAPR / SLAVJ / SLGFE / SR04J / SR0MY
Processor package size:35 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes


Installed Size:2GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB


Cable lock slot:Kensington / N
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty


Bundled software:-Acer Empowering Technologie,\n-Acer Bio-Protection,\n-Acer Video Conference Manager,\n-Acer Crystal Eye,\n-Acer GridVista,\n-Acer Launch Manager,\n-Adobe Reader,\n-Cyberlink PowerDVD,\n-NTI CD Maker. / -Acer Empowering Technology (Acer eDataSecurity, ePower, eRecovery, eSettings Management).\n-Acer Bio-Protection.\n-Acer Crystal Eye.\n-Acer GridVista.\n-Acer Launch Manager.\n-Adobe Reader.\n-Cyberlink PowerDVD.\n-NTI Media Maker.\n-NTI Shadow.\n-PlatinumSecret suite.\n-Microsoft Office Ready 2007. / -Acer Empowering Technology (Acer eDataSecurity, ePower, eRecovery, eSettings Management)\n-Acer Bio-Protection\n-Acer Crystal Eye\n-Acer GridVista\n-Acer Launch Manager\n-Adobe Reader\n-Cyberlink PowerDVD\n-NTI Media Maker\n-NTI Shadow\n-Microsoft Office Ready 2007 / Acer Bio-Protection, Acer CrystalEye, Acer Empowering Technology (eRecovery, ePower, eSettings Management), Acer GridVista, Acer Launch Manager, Adobe Acrobat Reader, \nMcAfee Internet Security Suite, PlatinumSecret suite, Yahoo! toolbar / Acer Empowering Technologie (Acer eNet, ePower, ePresentation, eDataSecurity1, eLock, eRecovery, eSettings Management), Acer Bio-Protection, Acer Video Conference Manager, Acer Crystal Eye, Acer GridVista, Acer Launch Manager, Adobe Reader,Cyberlink PowerDVD, NTI CD Maker, Norton Internet Security / Acer Empowering Technologie,\nAcer Bio-Protection,\nAcer Crystal Eye,\nAcer GridVista,\nAcer Launch Manager,\nAdobe Reader,\nCyberlink PowerDVD,\nNTI Media Maker,\nNTI Shadow,\nMicrosoft Office Ready 2007.
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro / Windows Vista Business / Windows XP Professional
Optional operating system supplied:Windows XP Professional
Trial software:- McAfee Internet Security Suite / -McAfee Internet Security Suite / -McAfee Internet Security Suite. / McAfee Internet Security Suite / McAfee Internet Security Suite.


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 320 / 500

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


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

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported: No

Video Output

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 9.65
Depth (imperial):10
Height:1.2 / 1.3 / 1.54
Height (front):1.32 / 1.38
Height (imperial):1.3
Height (rear):1.54 / 1.56 / 1.75
Weight:5.22 / 5.25 / 5.47 / 5.51 / 5.58 / 5.64 / 5.73 / 5.95
Width:13.3 / 15
Width (imperial):15