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Acer TravelMate 6490 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 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 views, whereas some have doubts about the keyboard. Opinions about the energy efficiency and reliability are mixed.

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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Review analysis

(Based on 84 reviews)

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Expert review by: Michael 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. 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.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: TechSmart (

Acer Travelmate 6493

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: 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

Consumer review by: iloveit47 (

nice laptop...


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

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Scaryjerry66633 (

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...

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

Dimensions & Weight


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


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


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


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