Acer TravelMate 8481T 52556G32tcc-NX.V73EK.005 Review posted on
14 inch Business Notebook
At $999, Acer TravelMate TimelineX 8481T-6440 is one sleek and long-lasting laptop for highly mobile users. It offers a large 14-inch screen in a 13-inch size package, solid performance, very long battery life, and welcome security features. While we wish Acer included a backlit keyboard, this notebook is a very good choice for business users on the go. If you're looking to save some money, the $749 Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s offers comparable performance and a more comfortable keyboard, but is heavier and doesn't last as long on a charge. But if portability is paramount, then the TimelineX 8481T is the notebook to take with you on the road.
Rating: 4

Specifications

System

Category: Business
Released: March 2012
RRP: £929
Display: 14 inch Anti-glare LCD (LED-lit) (1366x768 px)
Processor: 1.70 GHz Intel Core i5 2557M (2 cores)
Memory: 6 GB DDR3
OS: 64-bit Windows 7 Professional
Warranty: 1 Year Collect-and-Return

Storage

Type: HDD 7200 rpm
Capacity: 320 GB
Optical Drive: DVD RW

Graphics

GPU: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Memory: Shared
Type: Integrated
3DMark06: 3239

Connectivity

Express Card Slot: None
Memory Card Reader:
USB 3.0: 1
USB 2.0: 2
IEEE 1394 (FireWire):
eSATA: 1
VGA:
DVI:
HDMI:
DisplayPort:
Thunderbolt:

Dimensions & Weight

Thickness (Average): 22 mm
Width: 329 mm
Depth: 240 mm
Weight: 1.7 kg

Input Devices

Numeric Keypad:
Fingerprint Reader:

Multimedia

Webcam:
Microphone:

Communications

Ethernet (LAN): 10/100/1000
Wi-Fi (WLAN): B/G/N
Mobile Broadband (WWAN):
Bluetooth: 3.0

Power

A.C. Power Adapter: 65 W
Battery Capacity: 67 WHr
Battery Size: 6-Cell
Battery Life: 10 hours

Reviews

Laptop Mag  
At $999, Acer TravelMate TimelineX 8481T-6440 is one sleek and long-lasting laptop for highly mobile users. It offers a large 14-inch screen in a 13-inch size package, solid performance, very long battery life, and welcome security features. While we wish Acer included a backlit keyboard, this notebook is a very good choice for business users on the go. If you're looking to save some money, the $749 Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E420s offers comparable performance and a more comfortable keyboard, but is heavier and doesn't last as long on a charge. But if portability is paramount, then the TimelineX 8481T is the notebook to take with you on the road.
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ZDNet  
The slimline TravelMate Timeline 8481T is a robust notebook with impressive battery life. Its 14in. screen is large given the available space, although we'd have liked a higher resolution, and the keyboard has too much flex for our taste. The fast-boot InstantView OS has some value, but we found ourselves hankering for full-on Windows every time we used it.
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TechRadar  
This focus on work-based mobility makes the TravelMate easy to pigeonhole. If you're a mobile professional who needs a machine with the best battery life available, this laptop should be your choice. But for most of us, there are other laptops that offer excellent battery life as well as better performance and media capability.
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