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Acer Travel Mate TM8481G Is a Flexible Ultrabook

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Posted August 1, 2013 by DigitalMag.net in Ultrabook
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Hardware: Intel Core i5-2467M @ 1.60 GHz, 14" LED-backlit TFT matte display, nVIDIA GeForce GT 520M 1GB of dedicated memory, HDMI port, 4-cell 3000mAh battery unit, 120GB of SSD, 4GB of system memory, webcam, USB 2, USB 3, HDMI Fingerprint reader, 5-in-1 card reader
 
Technology: Windows 7 Professional, HD Widescreen, LCD, 1366 x 768, LED-backlit, anti-glare display
 

What We Liked:

Overall performance, SSD, fingerprint reader, matte display, dedicated graphics card,
 

What We Disliked:

Battery life
 
What We Thought

As its name suggests the Travel series of Acer are build to accompany their owners anywhere and provide them with great performance and flexibility

by DigitalMag.net
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omputer devices are changing according to people’s needs and preferences. Tablets appeared because people started to appreciate the freedom to go anywhere with your device and browse limitlessly. It is time for notebooks to fight back that tough competition and prove they can also be ultramobile. Digital Magnet presents Acer TravelMate TimeLine X TM8481G.

Opening the lid, a 14-inch LED-backlit TFT matte display is revealed below

 As its name suggests the Travel series of Acer are build to accompany their owners anywhere, providing them with great performance and flexibility – they are mostly chosen as business machines as they tend to be reliable as well. This can easily be an all-around machine, a top performer both at home and at work.

From the outside this ultrabook incorporates simple design lines and profile – what we would call a minimalistic design. Although it’s unpretentiously looking the plastic housing doesn’t feel and look cheap. In fact its simple and clean appearance is quite in compliance with the business spirit.

Opening the lid, a 14-inch LED-backlit TFT matte display is revealed below.

The video performance here is handled by NVIDIA Geforce GT 520M with 1GB of dedicated memory

 The picture comes in 1366×768 pixel resolution. The matte display is always an advantage especially with business machines as it saves the work process from any annoying light reflections. The high brightness levels along with the accurate color management deliver great and vivid picture.

After we experienced no difficulties playing a game and loading Photoshop at the same time, we peeked under the cover of this machine. The video performance here is handled by NVIDIA Geforce GT 520M with 1GB of dedicated memory. Such a powerful GPU unit is not typical of business class machines, and this one here pushes the Acer Travel Mate machine towards more professional tasks.

After we uncovered the core hardware components it all became clear why we had no difficulties whatsoever running many different applications on this buddy. Performance here is on a high level thanks to the dual core Intel Core i5 running at 1.6GHz frequency. It is backed up by 4GB of system memory which can be expanded up to 8GB. 

n the Acer Travel Mate TM 8481 you are provided with 120 GB of SSD storage 

Then we thought well Solid State Drive is what’s left to finish this hardware configuration properly. Well, Acer hasn’t saved itselt the trouble providing nothing short of optimal performance here. On the Acer Travel Mate TM 8481 you are provided with 120 GB of SSD storage to quickly and easily access and work with your files.

The machine doesn’t betray its TravelMate except for when battery life is concerned. The 4-cell battery piece here provides charge for about 4 and a half hour on moderate usage. Depending on where you are travelling to, the time provided by the battery is below the average for this class of business machines.

Acer Travel Mate TM 8481G provides a periphery that is standard for any class of notebook machines. Here you can use a fingerprint reader, an eSATA/USB combo port, 2 USB 2 ports, one USB 3, an HDMI port and an SD card reader.

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