Review: Acer TravelMate Timeline 8473

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Acer TravelMate Timeline 8473 and Acer 8573 Review

Acer just announced their new TravelMate Timeline series, called Acer TravelMate Timeline 8473 and Acer TravelMate Timeline 8573. The TravelMate Timeline 8473 and TravelMate Timeline 8573 is based on Intel Sandy Bridge processors with magnesium-aluminum enclosure designed with a reinforced coil for maximum hold strength. Both of them offer no-compromise performance, superior security and trouble-free manageability.

Acer TravelMate Timeline 8473 and Acer 8573 Features

Acer TravelMate Timeline 8473 and Acer TravelMate Timeline 8573 comes with security features, such as Acer BioProtection Fingerprint, Acer ProShield security to protect from unwanted access from BIOS level, includes built-in fingerprint reader, pre-boot authentication (PBA) with BIOS/HDD password, TPM password for data protection and File Shredder utility for permanently remove unwanted files or folders from the computer beyond recovery.

Both of new TravelMate Timeline series also pre loaded with Acer InstantView for fast boot up in only 8 seconds, Acer Backup Manager and Acer eRecovery Management provides recovery on-demand for complete peace of mind. Other features of the TravelMate Timeline 8473 and TravelMate Timeline 8573 are DASP (Disk Anti-Shock Protection) technology providing protections from the tear and wear of usage on the go by insulates the hard disk, Acer DustDefender technology to prevent the accumulation of dust inside the system and Acer FineTouch keyboard with extra key travel that designed to avoid mis-typing and the accumulation of the dust.

Acer TravelMate Timeline 8473 and Acer 8573 Specifications

Acer TravelMate 8473 and Acer TravelMate 8573 is powered by Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processors, Intel HD Graphics 3000 or Nvidia graphics card with NVIDIA Optimus technology, up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, up to 750GB hard drive or 128GB SSD, a 1.3 MP webcam, DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive, multi-in-1 card reader, one USB 3.0 port, HDMI and VGA outputs and a battery provide up to eight hours without a recharge. For connectivity, TravelMate Timeline 8473 and TravelMate Timeline 8573 offers Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet, optional 3G and Intel’s Wireless Display technology support.

Acer TravelMate Timeline 8473 and Acer 8573 Price and Release Date

The main difference for both of them are Acer TravelMate Timeline 8473 laptop is packs with 14-inch display with a resolution of 1366 × 768 pixels and 16:9 aspect ratio and has weight at 2.3 kg while Acer TravelMate Timeline 8573 notebook is packs with 15.6 inch display with a resolution of 1366 × 768 pixels and 16:9 aspect ratio and has weight at 2.6 kg. Acer also announced if the machines also support for ProDock station  that offer USB 3.0/2.0 ports, Display Port, DVI port, HDMI port, VGA port. Unfortunately there is no informations about price, but both of them is expected will be release in the next few weeks

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