With MB of RAM installed I had to stop some non-responsive applications manually using the task manager several times. The battery is small and this will limit how productive you will be when you are away from wall power. The software does a good job of conveying progress. This results in less confusion. It sports the same curved keyboard as its more expensive siblings and has an excellent dampened feel. Battery view large image In real world testing I managed to get almost four hours from the battery while surfing and writing an article.

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A true road warrior might be better off getting a low spec ThinkPad T4x, but for most people and businesses the TM will be pretty tough to beat. It should be noted that when I installed a single memory module rated for MHz that the TM did not benefit from it. The base is not quite as stiff as the Ferrari, but the keys feel better. The system had connected to one of the numerous un-protected WiFi networks in my neighborhood automatically. There is a Bluetooth button on the TM but this feature is not implemented.

Ease of use is one area where Linux has made significant inroads versus Windows. It sports the same curved keyboard as its more expensive siblings and has an excellent dampened feel. That seems an odd choice as Linux might be a better choice for a cost conscious small business with its plethora of power and free software applications.

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Acer TravelMate WXCi Review – Forums

All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. This result was a big surprise to me.

Imagine how long a bigger battery would last. And as ever faster machines come out progress is pushing down great technology to the masses. As a bonafide notebook computer enthusiast I have 2428anwxxci with interest as budget priced portable computers have plummeted in price these past few years. A first timer might find the process a little frustrating. Although it is a budget drive, some of the latest features are present including shock protection and tarvelmate reduction.

Acer provides a limited 1 year International Travelers warranty and that is pretty good. Apparently if you install matching memory modules that run at MHz the system will switch to dual channel mode, but I did not try this. The 2428anwwxci Acer SignalUp technology view large image.

GIMP on the Acer under Linux view large image It has been a couple of years since I gave Linux a go, and I must say that the improvements made by the legion of volunteer programmers around the world who work on Linux are immediately apparent.

Despite a smaller size, the TM weighs about six pounds with adapter. I simply let the Acer power utility choose the power profile for me and the results were quite good. The TM lacks a media card reader.

On the positive side, you get excellent value. Western Digital has succeeded in making a quiet drive, but I travwlmate not have the guts to test the durability claims. The keyboard on this model is nicer than that of the Ferrari WLMi. Specifically, there were fewer instances of slow screen refresh and jumping between open applications was a much more responsive.

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Acer TravelMate 2428AWXMi

I think this is important for any company that wants to become a well-known brand because it makes your products instantly recognizable. In real world testing I managed to get almost four hours from the battery while surfing and writing an article.

First boot triggers some configuration routines that run through the setup of various Acer utilities. One trend that we are starting to see is that only the biggest manufacturers can really compete at the lowest end of the price spectrum. This is great when compared to trqvelmate monster power supplies that come with some afer. Constructed entirely of plastic, the TM looks anything but budget in a metallic silver and matte black finish.

Like most Acer travekmate, the TM has an understated yet classy look. A year from now that might not be the case but my initial impression is quite favorable. The software does a good job of conveying progress. In everyday office tasks this would be a drawback.