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Acer TravelMate 6490 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 169 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the performance and size. The usability and price also get good opinions. Opinions about the energy efficiency and battery are different. There are some less positive views about the durability and reliability.

portability, price, usability, size, performance

reliability, 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 82/100 = 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. 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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Acer Travelmate 6493


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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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Inexpensive, but still not worth it


I wanted to like this computer. It has a decent touch screen, good keyboard, and a more than adequate display. Unfortunately, that is where the good ends. The processor is inadequate for job. It would be too slow with Windows 7, but Windows 8 is too...


Slow, slow, Windows 8, slow

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Good camera, nice display, lightweight


Overall great laptop for its general purpose which is mostly used for school. Took some adjusting to get used to the new Windows. The app feature is nice just as if it was a tablet, everything is right on my home screen.This product is... A touch pad...

Lightweight makes it easy for travel, the camera and app feature is awesome and it was bought at a very decent price

Only thing I wish came with it was a CD drive at this price instead of having to buy an external drive

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First Laptop love it.......


My first laptop. The size is great and love the portability. Best feature is the ability to use keyboard and cursor or just touch the screen. I use both features. Easy to move between screens. Would recommend for all laptop beginners or anyone. Great...

Great size. Love the onscreen touch ability

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Amazing Price for Laptop


The Laptop is great, the performance is even better. Pretty much everything about this laptop is great. However, Window 8 just horrible. Wish Microsoft could have done something.This product is... A touch pad that works great, Perfect for Business, A...

Great Price

Window 8

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I can't say enough good about this computer.


I would recommend this computer to anyone who wants a computer to do light work. Unless you stay close to an outlet to plug in as needed, you'll get frustrated....but the Windows 8 is fairly easy to learn, so that's a plus.This product is... A nice...

Easy to set up out of the box. The price was perfect, and the touch screen is what I need because I use an iPad

The battery life is only 3-4 hours, but I'm spoiled by the 10+ hours of the ipad

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love my laptop


This was a Christmas present for my twins daughters. We purchased two of them. My daughters are both thrilled with their new laptops. The only thing that they said they missed was the CD ROM. We can fix that by purchasing a external CD ROM. They are...

love the touch screen

miss the cd rom

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This is a terrific laptop.


I'm thoroughly enjoying this new machine. It has a full-sized keyboard that's easy to use. The touch screen allows me to navigate much more quickly. It starts up very fast and works efficiently.This product is... A touch pad that works great, A nice...

It's easy to use. I love the touch screen as it provides so many navigation options

I wish the keys were backlit

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