Acer TravelMate 8481 lands late August, £700 price tag in UK
The Acer TravelMate 8481, looks like a pretty nice piece of hardware. In last May Acer was touting a mid-June launch, but we've just get information that the Core i7-packing notebook won't make it into carry-on until late August. And here we want to inform you the details of Acer TravelMate 8481.
The Acer TravelMate 8481 offers up a 14 inch LCD display, showing at 1366 x 768 resolutions. NVIDIA graphics are present and, thanks to the Optimus graphics switching technology, the discrete GPU automatically takes over for the CPU's built-in HD 3000 whenever needed, Acer made sure that 8 GB of RAM are available to support intensive tasks, while storage space is provided by either a hard disk drive (320 GB) or a solid state drive (64 GB), several connectivity options: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Gigabit Ethernet, and a USB 3.0 port, Wireless Display systems to put your images up on bigger screens without need for extra cables, and dimensions clearly built for travel. The weighs only a meager 3.306 pounds, meaning you’ll be able to carry this around most anywhere and scarcely notice.
The down side, of course, is that this lovely little laptop will only be hitting the UK first, for 699 pounds sterling plus taxes. It sounds like a great laptop, especially for the many road warriors out there who love to pack up their hardware and go enjoy a day of working elsewhere with free Wi-Fi. A little on the pricey side, though, considering what else is out there, but with plenty of redeeming features to make it very much worthwhile. All the hardware is packed inside a magnesium-aluminum frame with an anti-shock mechanism for the HDD, plus dust protection and metal hinges.Tags: