First Take: Acer TravelMate 8200

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The TravelMate 8200's souped up internal components and copious features make it an undeniably attractive proposition, but its weight and dimensions make it less suited to life on the road.

Specifications

General
Packaged Quantity 1
Platform Technology Intel Centrino Duo
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Wireless capabilities IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, Bluetooth
Notebook type Mid-size laptops (6-7.5 lbs.)
Screen type Widescreen
Processor / Chipset
CPU Intel Core Duo T2500 / 2 GHz
Number of Cores Dual-Core
Cache L2 - 2 MB
Data Bus Speed 667 MHz
Chipset Type Mobile Intel 945PM Express
Features Enhanced SpeedStep technology, Execute Disable Bit capability, power-optimized processor system bus
Cache Memory
Type L2 cache
Installed Size 2 MB
RAM
Memory Speed 533 MHz
Memory Specification Compliance PC2-4200
Configuration Features 2 x 1 GB
Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Installed Size 2 GB
Rated Memory Speed 533 MHz
Memory
Max Supported Size 2 GB
Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Speed 533 MHz / PC2-4200 - 533 MHz
Slots Qty 2
Empty Slots 0
Storage
Interface Serial ATA-150
Optical Drive DVD±RW (+R DL) / DVD-RAM removable
Type none
Read Speed 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Write Speed 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 2.4x (DVD+R DL)
Rewrite Speed 4x (CD) / 4x (DVD±RW) / 2x (DVD-RAM)
Type portable
Display
Widescreen Display Yes
Color Support 24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size (metric) 39.1 cm
Display Resolution Abbreviation WSXGA+
Audio & Video
Graphics Processor PCI Express - ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 - 256 MB DDR SDRAM
Integrated Webcam Yes
Camera Features 225° rotation
Sound Stereo speakers, microphone
Hard Drive
Spindle Speed 5400 rpm
Type HDD
Capacity 120 GB
Input
Type 4-way scroll button, keyboard, touchpad
Communications
Wireless Protocol 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
Wireless Controller Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
Wired Protocol Gigabit Ethernet
Features Acer SignalUp
Optical Storage
Drive Type DVD SuperMulti DL
Type DVD±RW (+R DL) / DVD-RAM
Form Factor removable
Processor
Type Core Duo
Processor Number T2500
Manufacturer Intel
Clock Speed 2 GHz
Modem
Features Wake on Ring
Floppy Drive
Type none
Card Reader
Type 5 in 1 card reader
Supported Flash Memory Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, xD-Picture Card
Battery
Cells 9-cell
Technology lithium ion
Run Time (Up To) 3.5 sec
AC Adapter
Input AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
Connections & Expansion
Expansion Bays Front accessible
Slots 1 x PC Card (1 free)
1 x ExpressCard/34 (1 free)
2 x memory (0 free)
Interfaces 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11
1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45
1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)
1 x display / video - DVI-Analog/Digital - 24+5 pin combined DVI
1 x display / video - S-video output
1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5 mm
1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
1 x infrared - IrDA
4 x USB 2.0 - 4 pin USB Type A
1 x docking / port replicator
1 x audio - line-in - mini-phone 3.5 mm
1 x audio - SPDIF output/headphones - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
Memory Card Reader 5 in 1 (SD Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, xD-Picture Card)
Header
Brand Acer
Product Line Acer TravelMate
Model 8204WLMi
Localization English
Country Kits Canada, United States
Packaged Quantity 1
Compatibility PC
Miscellaneous
Security SmartCard reader
Features Disk Anti-Shock Protection System (DASP), administrator password, security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), system password, wake on LAN
Included Laptop Accessories Bluetooth VoIP phone
Compliant Standards ACPI 2.0
Networking
Max Transfer Rate 56 Kbps
Data Link Protocol Bluetooth 2.0 EDR, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Remote Management Protocol DMI 2.0
Wireless LAN Supported Yes
Wireless NIC Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
Monitor
Diagonal Size 15.4 in
Color Support 24-bit (16.7 million colors)
System
Platform Technology Intel Centrino Duo
Notebook Type notebook
Platform Windows
Hard Drive Capacity 120 GB
Security Devices SmartCard reader
Software
Microsoft Office Preloaded Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Graphics Controller
Interface Type PCI Express
Dimensions & Weight
Width 14.3 in
Depth 10.7 in
Height 1.5 in
Audio Output
Compliant Standards DirectSound, Sound Blaster Pro
Manufacturer Warranty
Type 1 year warranty
Mainboard
Data Bus Speed 667 MHz
Chipset Type Mobile Intel 945PM Express
Physical Characteristics
Weight 6.61 lbs
Operating System / Software
OS Provided: Type Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Type Acer GridVista, Acer Launch Manager, Acer eManager, Adobe Acrobat Reader, CyberLink PowerDVD (OEM), NTI CD-Maker (OEM), Norton AntiVirus (Trial), PlatinumSecret
Video Output
Graphics Processor ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
Graphics Processor Series ATI Mobility Radeon
Video Memory
Technology DDR SDRAM
Installed Size 256 MB
Notebook Camera
Integrated Webcam Yes
Camera Features 225° rotation

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