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New Acer corporate desktop replacement notebooks hit SA

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Acer South Africa has introduced its latest notebooks for mobile professionals in the form of the TravelMate 6292, TravelMate 6592 and TravelMate 6492, which are based on the latest Intel Centrino processors. These new notebooks offer the processing muscle, hard drive storage space and features that demanding professionals expect from a desktop replacement machine.

Says Graham Braum, sales manager at Acer South Africa: "All three notebooks take advantage of the processing capabilities of Intel Centrino Pro architecture to provide superb performance and graphics for the most demanding corporate applications.
"Boasting enhanced wireless connectivity and improved security so that mobile professionals can be productive wherever they are, these sleek notebooks also offer great ergonomics, aesthetics and ease-of-use, with a comfortable keyboard shape, a light yet durable magnesium alloy cover and optimised port placement."
The TravelMate 6292 delivers excellent performance to fulfil the needs of mobile professionals looking for performance and full connectivity in a lightweight and ultra-portable form factor. Compact in dimensions – it sports a 12.1-inch wide LCD panel managed by the latest Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 – the TravelMate 6292 completes all the performance and power efficiency of the Intel Core 2 Duo processor coupled with the responsiveness of dual-channel DDRII memory up to 4GB and Serial ATA Hard Disk Drives up to 250GB.
When traveling, the importance of security should never be underestimated. In order to provide the highest levels of notebook security Acer has developed and equipped the TravelMate 6292 with different levels of password protection and the exclusive Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint solution, featuring Pre-Boot Authentication (PBA) and computer protection. In addition to these measures Acer also adds data encryption eDataSecurity) and other security modules of the Acer Empowering Technology suite like eLock and eRecovery with the unique biometric characteristics.
Incorporating the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors and Intel's new Wireless IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n module, the Acer TravelMate 6592 is a powerful and reliable Centrino Pro platform with bright 15.4-inch display.
"Its flexible modular bay can accommodate a DVD Super Multi-drive, second high capacity battery or second hard disk drive. An ATI Mobility Radeon X2300-HD graphics card with up to 896MB of HyperMemory (128MB of dedicated VRAM) is a match for the most demanding multimedia applications," says Braum.
This notebook also sports a complete range of security options including the TravelMate TPM (Trusted Platform Module) solution supporting Acer eDataSecurity Management; Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint solution, featuring Pre-Boot Authentication; PlatinumSecret suite and Smartcard support. Acer's ezDock II/II+, docking solution is also supported.
The TravelMate 6592 comes with an eight-cell battery pack and an Acer MediaBay six-cell second battery pack, which together give the notebook up to six hours of battery life.
The Acer TravelMate 6492 notebook series is also based on the Intel Centrino Pro with Intel Core 2 Duo processors. It is equipped with a 14" display and uses the Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 graphics chip to deliver crisp multimedia content.
"This notebook provides excellent functional expandability through Acer's ezDock II/II+. It weighs only 2.72 kg and includes an Acer MediaBay six-cell second battery pack that offers 8.5-hour battery life; with a six-cell battery pack and optical drive it comes in at a mere 2.48 kg," adds Braum. The TravelMate 6492 includes integrated security features such as the Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint solution to ensure that corporate data remains safe at all times.
"These notebooks ship with a wide choice of connectivity options, including 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.0 and Gigabit Ethernet card. They also offer plenty of storage for applications and data, and are available from a recommended retail price of R14 999 for the TravelMate 6292, R12 999 for the TravelMate 6492 and R13 999 for the TravelMate 6592 inclusive of VAT," Braum adds.