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Acer TravelMate 6490 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 reviews of Acer TravelMate 6490 Series. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The price and portability also get good feedback. Views about the energy efficiency and reliability are mixed. Some have doubts about the keyboard.

performance, portability, price, usability, design


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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Expert review by: Mike Joubert (

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

Consumer review by: Troy McLur (

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

Consumer review by: TLL1 (



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

Consumer review by: turbojoxe (



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

Consumer review by: Timmy0806 (



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

Consumer review by: dagsec (



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

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: pegdog (



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

Consumer review by: patsy553 (

so far so good...


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

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Saphyre (

Acer Laptop...


Best investment I've made. It is great

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: YoYo327 (

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 Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


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

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB


Front Camera: No
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3


Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Industrial

Dimensions & Weight



Display Surface:Gloss / Matt

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


Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.0625 / 8
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256 / 0.358 / 1.759
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


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

Input Device

Type:4-way scroll button / Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:1066MHz/800MHz


Color:Black / Gray/Black gray


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


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

OS Provided

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

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.8GHz/2.26GHz/2.4GHz
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache type:L2 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Merom / Penryn
Processor Number:P8400/P8600/T7100
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo P8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T8000 series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series
Processor system type:Up
Thermal Design Power (TDP):25 / 35
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:29759 / 29760 / 29761 / 29762 / 33916 / 35568 / 35569 / 37006 / P8600
Processor package size:35 / 37.5


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty


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


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

Video Output

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