Acer Introduces New TravelMate Notebook PCs for Corporate and SMB Customers With Smart, One-Step Docking Capabilities
TravelMate 6593 and TravelMate 6493 Notebook Series Offer Maximum ROI via Robust Business Tools and eZDock II/II+ Docking Capabilities
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Acer 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.
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.
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.
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:
TravelMate 6493 specifications:
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.
About Acer America
Since its founding in 1976, Acer has constantly pursued the goal of breaking the barriers between people and technology. Focused on marketing its brand-name IT products around the globe, Acer ranks as the world’s No. 3 vendor for total PCs and No. 2 for notebooks, with the fastest growth among the top-five players. A profitable and sustainable Channel Business Model is instrumental to Acer’s continued growth, while the successful mergers of Gateway and Packard Bell complete the company’s global footprint by strengthening its presence in the U.S., and enhancing its strong position in Europe. Acer Inc. employs 5,000 people worldwide. Estimated revenue for 2007 is US $14.07 billion. For more information, please visit www.acer.com/us.
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