Acer TravelMate 8200 Sports Centrino Duo

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Acer has taken the wraps off its TravelMate 8200 notebook aimed at the high-end business and enterprise user, sporting a dual-core Centrino Duo processor at speeds up to 2.16 GHz and built-in voice and video over IP (VVIOP) capabilities.

The Travelmate 8200 features a 15.4-inch widescreen TFT LCD display powered by the ATI Mbility Radeon X1600 graphics card with DVI support and 256 MB of VRAM (and 256 MB shared system memory). And there’s plenty of system memory to go around: the Travelmate 8200 ships with 1 GB RAM standard (expandable to 2 GB) and offers hard disk storage up to 120 GB. The TravelMate 8200 also claims up to 3.5 hours of battery life, a 5-in-1 memory card reader, and connectors for Acer’s own ezDock, an ExpressCard slot, a PC Card slot, 4 USB 2.0 ports, a DVI-D port, a SmartCard slot, a IEEE 1392 (FireWire) port, a VGA port, S-video/TV output, a fast infrared port, plus a combined speaker/headphone/line out port which can also carry S/PDIF digital audio. Not enough? The Travelmate 8200 also have a microphone input, built-in Ethernet and modem, plus a DVD-Super Multi Double Layer burner in the Acer Media Bay.

Still not enough? Acer apparently didn’t think so either, so they incorporated Acer Video Conference with Voice and Video over IP (VVOIP) via the LCD-mountable 1.3 megapixel Acer OrbiCam and the Acer Bluetooth VOIP phone to enable Internet-based voice calling and video conferencing.

The TravelMate 8200 also features security technology, including anti-theft alarms and shock protection systems, a tough carbon-fiber cover, and comes with Windows XP Professional pre-installed. Pricing starts at $1999.

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