Acer South Africa has taken the wraps off the new TravelMate 6593, a professional notebook that targets corporate users looking for a robust, secure mobile computer that offers excellent manageability and performance.

Equipped with Intel Centrino 2 with vPro technology, the TravelMate 6593 features the Mobile Intel PM45 or GM45 Express Chipset, supporting Intel Active Management Technology (Intel AMT) 4.0.
With up to 4GB of DDR3 1033 MHz memory, this savvy notebook offers speedy response times and can cater for the demands of multitasking.
Depending on the model, the notebook offers an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3470 graphic card or integrated 3D graphics with Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500MHD, providing for graphics-intensive corporate applications and smooth videoconferencing and video playback.
Users also have the option of either a 15.4" WXGA high-brightness TFT LCD panel with white LED backlight and 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, or a 15.4-inch WSXGA+ high-brightness TFT LCD with a 1680 x 1050 resolution. Both LCD screen sizes support simultaneous multi-window viewing via Acer GridVista, helping users view more information on-screen at one time and hence improve their productivity.
The generous hard drive offers up to 320GB of space to cater for corporate data and applications. The notebook also features a multi-in-one card reader and a DVD-Super Multi optical drive.
Designed for highly mobile users, the TravelMate 6593 hosts a full range of advanced connectivity options including WiFi capabilities, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, and a modem connection, while selected configurations offer quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE capability and UMTS/HSDPA capability.
The TravelMate 6593 also comes with the Acer Video Conference solution that includes the Acer Crystal Eye webcam, and the Acer Video Conference Manager software (featuring Video Quality Enhancement). A VoIP Bluetooth phone is an optional extra.
True user identity controls are guaranteed by the Acer Bio-Protection digital imprint reading solution, which supports Pre-Boot Authentication (PBA), one of the most secure control programs for mobile platforms on the market. Acer FingerLaunch offers a secure way to launch programs or authenticated documents with a simple touch.
Additionally, Acer's DiskAnti-Shock Protection, a special material plate is able to absorb hits and insulate the hard disk, thereby helping to prevent hard drive damage in the event that the notebook takes a hit or a fall.
Says John Geypen, business development manager at Acer South Africa: "With its wide-ranging communication features and slick, professional appearance, the TravelMate 6593 is perfect for mobile corporate users. The notebook will appeal to users looking for a professional solution that offers the perfect equilibrium between maximum productivity, efficient connectivity and smart portability."
The TravelMate 6593 retails at a recommended retails price of R17 99.00 including VAT.