Acer Announces Next-Generation TravelMate Timeline Notebooks

Acer revealed its latest series of TravelMate Timeline notebook PCs. Targeting business customers, this line measures one-inch thick and offers a variety of display sizes including the 14-inch TravelMate Timeline 8473 and 6495 and the 15.6-inch TravelMate Timeline 8573 and 6595.

The TravelMate Timeline series features second-generation Intel Core processors and Intel HD Graphics 3000. The notebooks can also be equipped with discrete graphic options including NVIDIA GPUs with NVIDIA Optimus technology. The TravelMate Timeline models offer up to 8GB of DDR3 memory and up to 750GB of storage capacity. The notebooks can also be equipped with a 120GB SSD. The TravelMate Timeline series claims to provide up to eight hours battery life.

Acer America Unveils Next-Generation TravelMate Timeline Notebooks Series
for Professional Customers

Feature-Rich Notebook PCs With Durability, Security, Performance and Long-Lasting Battery Life

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - July 21, 2011) - Acer America today debuts its latest series of TravelMate Timeline notebook PCs for U.S. and Canadian business customers. Designed to support the most demanding professional environments, the new Timeline TravelMate series of notebooks combines enhanced security, superior performance, excellent reliability, great manageability and extended battery life.

The new TravelMate Timeline notebook line projects a high-quality, professional image with its neat lines and slim profile. At just one-inch thin, the notebooks are available in a variety of LCD display sizes, including the 14-inch TravelMate Timeline 8473 and 6495, as well as the 15.6-inch TravelMate Timeline 8573 and 6595.

"Today's mobile professional needs all the conveniences and reliability of the office no matter where their work takes them," said Gregg Prendergast, vice president of commercial sales and marketing for Acer America. "The TravelMate Timeline series has been designed to ensure a longer life cycle, provide exceptional PC performance, innovative durability features, security and long battery life that will provide business users a best-in-class mobile experience."

Feature-Rich Workhorse PCs

Ensuring mobile PC performance needed for business users, the new TravelMate Timeline notebooks take advantage of the second-generation Intel® Core™ processors, capable of delivering maximum processing power in response to peak demands. From creating and editing digital multimedia to running power hungry business applications, the new TravelMates can handle the most demanding tasks with ease. The notebooks enable professionals to run business productivity applications 60 percent faster than previous generation processors, while delivering smart performance that adapts to the task at hand, thus enabling more responsive multitasking and energy efficiency. Additionally, the TravelMate Timeline 6495 and 6595 notebooks pack Intel® vPro™ and Anti-theft Technology, an intelligent way for users to help secure their mobile assets.

The TravelMate Timeline series provides stunning visual performance, with rich color and crisp images provided by Intel® HD Graphics 3000. The notebooks can also be equipped with discrete graphic options including NVIDIA GPUs with NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology to boost graphic performance without negatively impacting battery life. In addition, Intel® Wireless Display technology enables users to share presentations or videos on HD displays or TVs via an easy to set up wireless connection.

The TravelMate Timeline models pack up to 8GB of DDR3 memory and provide plenty of space to store and manage files and folders of any size thanks to a spacious hard disk with up to 750GB of capacity. Optionally, the notebooks can be equipped with a 120GB Solid State Disk to further boost system performance. The notebooks also include a USB 3.0 port for fast data transfer and charging smartphones and other USB devices, even when the notebook is powered down.

Long-lasting battery life is another extremely important requirement for professional users. The TravelMate Timeline series provides up to eight hours battery life, to ensure users are productive for an entire working day without a power source. Additionally, the notebooks feature Acer PowerSmart long cycle batteries, which provide up to three times longer battery life cycles than traditional batteries (1,000 vs. 300 cycles). These batteries also maintain 80 percent capacity after the 1,000 cycle count, which means the battery will last longer, reducing the need to replace it.(1)

The TravelMate Timelines offer a full range of advanced connectivity solutions including Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi and Bluetooth. The Acer Video Conference solution, including high-def webcam and built-in microphone, enables high-quality video conferences so that users can easily keep in touch with business contacts.

Smart PC Design Maximizes Durability

The new TravelMate Timeline series notebook PCs were designed with a number of new features to ensure reliable performance. Housed in a resilient Magnesium-Aluminum case that evenly distributes external forces and can withstand extreme pressure, the notebooks feature the innovative Acer DustDefender technology, which allows the notebook to remain cool while performing faster. Acer DustDefender technology is designed to prevent the accumulation of dust inside the system, by utilizing a smart reversing mechanism in the cooling fan to push the dust out of the system.

In the event a user accidently spills liquid onto the keyboard, the new TravelMates feature a spill-resistant keyboard with aqueduct drainage gaps at the bottom of the system, allowing full protection of the PC. The Acer FineTouch™ keyboard has scratch-resistant coating to withstand intense usage and improve durability, and provides a comfortable typing experience with a unique key shape designed to avoid mistyping.

The TravelMate Timeline notebooks also provide next-generation DASP (Disk Anti-Shock Protection) technology that insulates the hard disk, providing added protection on-the-go and ensuring the physical integrity of the PC's data. The hard disk drive is also soft-mounted onto the system to provide extra cushioning. The result is a significant improvement in preventing hard disk drive failure.

An optional Acer ProDock docking station features advanced I/O ports such as USB 3.0/2.0, Display Port, DVI, HDMI, VGA, and an ergonomic design for secured and tangle-free cable management. Measuring 14.9" (W) x 6.3" (L) x 1.18" (H), Acer ProDock has a compact design that fits in small spaces and provides single connect capability.

Pricing, Warranty and Reliability

The Acer TravelMate Timeline series is available now at authorized Acer resellers. Pricing begins at $799.99 US/CAN for the TravelMate Timeline 8573 and 8473, $999.99 US and $1049.99 CAN for the TravelMate Timeline 6595, and $999.99 US/CAN for the TravelMate Timeline 6495.

Acer professional notebooks are submitted to a series of reliability tests and are compliant with the most stringent industry criteria. These TravelMate Timeline series models are Energy Star® qualified, ensuring energy savings and longer battery life and are registered EPEAT® Silver, having less environmental impact than products that do not meet the EPEAT criteria.(2)

The new Acer TravelMate Timeline Series comes with a standard one-year parts and labor warranty, which can be extended to three years with the Acer Advantage service. Additionally, some models have longer warranties offered through specific channel partners. All Acer notebooks and netbooks are backed by toll-free service and support.(3)