Acer Introduces New TravelMate Notebook PCs for Corporate and SMB Customers With Smart, One-Step Docking Capabilities

acer-travelmate6493Acer America, part of the world’s third largest PC company (source: Gartner data, 3Q 2008), today introduced two new notebook PC platforms – TravelMate 6593 and TravelMate 6493 – designed for the mobile professional. The new TravelMate notebook series, available now in the U.S. commercial channel, offers robust, secure and powerful PC solutions for corporate and small-to-medium (SMB) business customers.

TravelMate 6593 and TravelMate 6493 Notebook Series Offer Maximum ROI via Robust Business Tools and eZDock II/II+ Docking Capabilities

The TravelMate notebook PC platforms are ideal productivity tools for efficient connectivity and smart portability. The 15.4-inch TravelMate 6593 and the 14.1-inch TravelMate 6493 notebook PCs offer the superior performance, fast and reliable internet connectivity, videoconferencing and robust security features that mobile professionals require.

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Professional performance, communication and security

The TravelMate 6593 and TravelMate 6493 are equipped with Intel Centrino® 2 with vPro™ technology and utilize the Intel® integrated 3D Graphics Media Accelerator X4500MHD for superb graphic performance and video processing. Both the 14.1-inch TravelMate 6493 and the 15.4-inch TravelMate 6593 offer WXGA high-brightness TFT LCD panels with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, supporting simultaneous multi-window viewing via Acer GridVista™, a handy business tool to accommodate up to eight display windows on one screen at once, allowing users increased productivity while delivering a natural cinematic view.

To improve versatility and mobility, the TravelMate 6593 and 6493 notebook series integrates the Acer MediaBay hot-swappable solution that offers a choice of an extra hard disk, a second battery or an optical drive with either a DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive or DVD/CD-RW combo. For speedier response times and multitasking and productivity demands, the TravelMate 6593 and TravelMate 6493 can rely on up to 4 GB of DDR3 800/1033 MHz memory, which can significantly increase data bandwidths.

For videoconference needs, the TravelMate 6593 and TravelMate 6493 notebook PCs come with Acer Video Conference solution – including the Acer Crystal Eye webcam and Acer Video Conference Manager software – enabling a user to set up videoconferences in any environment. Added security features include Acer Bio-Protection digital imprint reading solution, one of the most secure control programs for mobile platforms on the market and Acer FingerLaunch, which offers a secure way to launch programs or authenticated documents with a simple touch.

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Acer ezDock II/II+ commercial docking stations

For added expansion, the TravelMate 6593 and TravelMate 6493 notebook PCs can be incorporated with Acer ezDock II and ezDock II+ docking stations. The smart one-size-fits-all commercial docking stations are designed to support all TravelMate form factors and models, providing increased return-on-investment for businesses. The highly efficient commercial docking stations feature an innovative plug-n-play solution allowing instant connection of multiple devices in one simple operation and the ability to dock TravelMate notebooks without having to reboot. The Acer ezDock II and ezDock II+ also increases desk real estate and enhances safety by correctly routing and securing cables in place at the user’s workstation.

TravelMate 6593 specifications:

  • Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor with vPro™ Technology
  • Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T9500
    (6MB L2 Cache | 2.53 GHz | 1066MHz FSB)
  • 15.4″ WXGA Acer CrystalBrite™ TFT LCD (1280 x 800)
  • 4GB DDR3 1066 MHz Dual Channel Memory
  • Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500 MHD
  • 250GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
  • DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive
  • 5-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader
  • 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N Wi-Fi CERTIFIED®
  • Acer Crystal Eye Webcam
  • Windows Vista® Business
  • MSRP $1499

TravelMate 6493 specifications:

  • Intel® Centrino® 2 Processor with vPro™ Technology
  • Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor T8400
    (3MB L2 Cache | 2.53 GHz | 1066MHz FSB)
  • 14.1″ WXGA Acer CrystalBrite™ TFT LCD (1280 x 800)
  • 3GB DDR3 1066 MHz Dual Channel Memory
  • Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500 MHD
  • 250GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
  • DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive
  • 5-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader
  • 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N Wi-Fi CERTIFIED®
  • Acer Crystal Eye Webcam
  • Windows Vista® Business
  • MSRP $1099 – $1299

Availability

The Acer TravelMate 6593 and TravelMate 6493 notebook PCs, along with ezDock II and ezDock II+ commercial docking stations are available now via Acer’s authorized resellers. The TravelMate 6593 and TravelMate 6493 come with a three-year limited warranty.

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