Acer TravelMate Timeline 8571, 8471 and 8371 ultraportables arrive

Dec 22, 2009
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Acer TravelMate Timeline 8571, 8471 and 8371 ultraportables arrive

Acer have unveiled a new range of business ultraportables, the Acer TravelMate Timeline series.  Ranging in size from 13.3 through 14.1 to 15.6-inches, and in price from $899 to $999, all of the TravelMate models use Intel's Core 2 Duo processors, up to 4GB of memory and Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics.

There's also biometric security, a DVD burner across all model sizes, and both WiFI a/g/n and Bluetooth as standard.  Connectivity includes gigabit ethernet, an HDMI port, three USB 2.0 ports, multiformat memory card reader and VGA, together with audio in/out.

Battery life is up to eight hours, assuming you make ample use of Acer's included power management app, and they even include a copy of Windows XP on CD just in case you don't like Windows 7.  The new Acer TravelMate Timeline 8571, 8471 and 8371 notebooks are available now.

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Press Release:

Acer Debuts TravelMate Timeline Series of Notebook PCs for Business Customers

Excellent performance combined with up to eight hours of battery life deliver ultimate mobility and convenience

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Acer America, part of the world’s second largest PC vendor (1), today introduced its new TravelMate Timeline series of notebook PCs for business customers. The new TravelMate Timeline 8571, 8471 and 8371 are ultra-thin mobile workhorse notebooks designed for on-the-go professionals who need prolonged productivity. A long lasting six-cell battery provides up to eight hours of power(2) when Acer PowerSmart Manager is enabled.

With prices ranging from $899 to $999, the TravelMate Timeline series delivers excellent performance and the capabilities most important to travelling professionals.

Offering a choice of Intel Core 2 Duo Processors supporting Intel 64 architecture and equipped with the Intel GS45 Express chipset, and either 3GB or 4GB of fast SDRAM, the TravelMate Timeline notebooks provide the horsepower business professionals need for multi-tasking, e-mail, Internet browsing or powering through advanced applications.

Keeping sensitive work information safe and secure, each TravelMate Timeline series notebook features the Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint solution, providing the peace of mind and security that business travelers, in particular, will appreciate.

For traveling professionals and off-site workers who need to stay in touch with the home office and clients, the TravelMate Timeline notebooks makes it easy to browse websites, check email or make VOIP calls through a range of communications capabilities, including 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N WLAN, Bluetooth and gigabit LAN. In addition, an integrated webcam is included for face-to- face interactions and videoconferencing sessions.

The TravelMate Timeline notebooks offers displays ranging from 13.3, 14.1 to 15.6 inches, keeping the notebooks thin and light, providing an ideal size and weight for most traveling professionals. Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD with full support for Microsoft DirectX10 delivers bright, crisp graphics and video.

In addition, the wide keys of the Acer FineTouch keyboard allow for comfortable typing while on the road, and the multi-gesture touchpad lets users navigate, zoom and scroll with remarkable ease. A touchpad lock prevents accidental cursor movement.

Back in the office, an optional Acer EasyPort IV port replicator provides quick connection to desktop peripherals, such as a keyboard, monitor and printer. A 5-in-1 card reader makes it easy to transfer photos from a camera or camcorder.

Giving businesses flexibility and convenience when it comes to their operating systems, the TravelMate Timeline series comes with Windows 7 Professional (32-bit) pre-installed, and can be easily overwritten with Windows XP Professional, which Acer provides on a CD.

Configurations, Pricing and Availability

Available now from Acer’s reseller partners, the new TravelMate Timeline series includes the following models:

Acer TravelMate Timeline TM8571-6465

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor SU9400 (3MB L2 cache, 1.40GHz, 800MHz FSB)
Windows 7 Professional (32-bit) pre-installed; Windows XP Professional CD included
15.6-inch display (1366 x 768)
Intel GM45 Express chipset
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
4GB (2/2) DDR3 1066 SDRAM
320GB(3) SATA hard drive
Integrated Super-Multi drive
Acer Crystal Eye webcam
5-in-1 digital media card reader
802.11a/b/g/Draft-N WLAN, Bluetooth, gigabit LAN
3 – USB 2.0 ports
HDMI port
Multi-gesture touchpad pointing device supporting circular-motion scrolling, pinch-action zoom, page flip
Acer touch-sensitive hotkeys (Touchpad Lock, Backup Manager, PowerSmart)
Standard 6-cell Li-ion (5600 mAh) battery
3.5 lbs.
12.67” (W) x 0.92” to 1.13” (H) x 8.97” (D)
Energy Star® 5.0 compliant
MSRP $999

Acer TravelMate Timeline TM8471-6306

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor SU9400 (3MB L2 cache, 1.40GHz, 800MHz FSB)
Windows 7 Professional (32-bit) pre-installed; Windows XP Professional CD included
14.1-inch display (1366 x 768)
Intel GM45 Express chipset
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
4GB (2/2) DDR3 1066 SDRAM
320GB(3) SATA hard drive
Integrated Super-Multi drive
Acer Crystal Eye webcam
5-in-1 digital media card reader
802.11a/b/g/Draft-N WLAN, Bluetooth, gigabit LAN
3 – USB 2.0 ports
HDMI port
Multi-gesture touchpad pointing device supporting circular-motion scrolling, pinch-action zoom, page flip
Acer touch-sensitive hotkeys (Touchpad Lock, Backup Manager, PowerSmart)
Standard 6-cell Li-ion (5600 mAh) battery
3.5 lbs.
12.67” (W) x 0.92” to 1.13” (H) x 8.97” (D)
Energy Star® 5.0 compliant
MSRP $999

Acer TravelMate Timeline TM8371-6457

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor SU9400 (3MB L2 cache, 1.40GHz, 800MHz FSB)
Windows 7 Professional (32-bit) pre-installed; Windows XP Professional CD included
13.3-inch display (1366 x 768)
Intel GM45 Express chipset
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
4GB (2/2) DDR3 1066 SDRAM
320GB(3) SATA hard drive
Integrated Super-Multi drive
Acer Crystal Eye webcam
5-in-1 digital media card reader
802.11a/b/g/Draft-N WLAN, Bluetooth, gigabit LAN
3 – USB 2.0 ports
HDMI port
Multi-gesture touchpad pointing device supporting circular-motion scrolling, pinch-action zoom, page flip
Acer touch-sensitive hotkeys (Touchpad Lock, Backup Manager, PowerSmart)
Standard 6-cell Li-ion (5600 mAh) battery
3.5 lbs.
12.67” (W) x 0.92” to 1.13” (H) x 8.97” (D)
Energy Star® 5.0 compliant
MSRP $919

Acer TravelMate Timeline TM8571-8537

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor SU7300 (3MB L2 cache, 1.30GHz, 800MHz FSB)
Windows 7 Professional (32-bit) pre-installed; Windows XP Professional CD included
15.6-inch display (1366 x 768)
Intel GM45 Express chipset
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
3GB (2/1) DDR3 1066 SDRAM
250GB(3) SATA hard drive
Integrated Super-Multi drive
Acer Crystal Eye webcam
5-in-1 digital media card reader
802.11a/b/g/Draft-N WLAN, Bluetooth, gigabit LAN
3 – USB 2.0 ports
HDMI port
Multi-gesture touchpad pointing device supporting circular-motion scrolling, pinch-action zoom, page flip
Acer touch-sensitive hotkeys (Touchpad Lock, Backup Manager, PowerSmart)
Standard 6-cell Li-ion (5600 mAh) battery
3.5 lbs.
12.67” (W) x 0.92” to 1.13” (H) x 8.97” (D)
Energy Star® 5.0 compliant
MSRP $899

Acer TravelMate Timeline TM8471-8818

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor SU7300 (3MB L2 cache, 1.30GHz, 800MHz FSB)
Windows 7 Professional (32-bit) pre-installed; Windows XP Professional CD included
14.1-inch display (1366 x 768)
Intel GM45 Express chipset
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
3GB (2/1) DDR3 1066 SDRAM
250GB(3) SATA hard drive
Integrated Super-Multi drive
Acer Crystal Eye webcam
5-in-1 digital media card reader
802.11a/b/g/Draft-N WLAN, Bluetooth, gigabit LAN
3 – USB 2.0 ports
HDMI port
Multi-gesture touchpad pointing device supporting circular-motion scrolling, pinch-action zoom, page flip
Acer touch-sensitive hotkeys (Touchpad Lock, Backup Manager, PowerSmart)
Standard 6-cell Li-ion (5600 mAh) battery
3.5 lbs.
12.67” (W) x 0.92” to 1.13” (H) x 8.97” (D)
Energy Star® 5.0 compliant
MSRP $899

All models come 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 notebook PCs are backed by toll-free service and support.


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