Acer TravelMate

Acer TravelMate 8004

TravelMate is a series of computer notebooks manufactured by Acer. Of the various notebook series Acer has offered, the TravelMate is designated as a lightweight business and professional computer built to withstand day-to-day activities. Travelmate laptops are well received by reviewers, often, however, they are faulted for a lack of visual appeal. The TravelMate name was previously used by Texas Instruments, which sold its mobile computing division to Acer in 1997.


Depending on the model, the TravelMate series' standard features may include an Ethernet adapter, a Wireless Ethernet adapter, one or more PC Card slots. They also include USB 2.0 ports, an optical drive, and one VGA port. More recent versions feature dual core processors along with a 5-in-1 card reader, a large hard drive and a lot of memory. The more recent models come with better graphics cards. This means more graphics connectivity like S-Video. Some models in the series include a webcam.

As with other laptops, earlier models used CFL backlit LCD screens, later transitioning to LED backlit screens.


The operating system included with the Travelmate has, at various times, been Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7. Several proprietary utilities from Acer are usually provided, which interface with the operating system. These programs include Acer ePower Management for changing the computer's mobile power options, Acer eRecovery Management for flexible data backup, and Acer Launch Manager for configuring the computer's launch keys, which launch user-defined applications. Others utilities manage passwords, file encryption, memory optimization, and network connections. Many models organize these together into an interface called 'Empowering Technology' - with the aim of allow safer, more comfortable and practical use of the notebook.

Acer TravelMate series

Comparison of selected models

Model Processor Memory Fixed Removable Display Chipset Graphics
Type Speed Size Type Resolution Screen
Travelmate 220 Celeron 1133 MHz 256 MB DDR1 40 GB IDE HDD 3.5-inch (1.44 MB) 1024×768 14.1" CCFL anti-glare Intel 830M
Travelmate 2220 Celeron or Celeron D 2.60 GHz 256 MB DDR1 40 GB IDE HDD CDRW DVDROM 1024×768 15" CCFL anti-glare ATI Radeon 9000
Travelmate 4220 Core Duo T2300 1.67 GHz 512 MB DDR2 60 GB IDE HDD CDRW DVDROM 1280×800 15.4" CCFL anti-glare Intel 945GM
Travelmate 6291 Core 2 Duo T5500 1.66 GHz 2 GB DDR2 DVDRW 1280×800 12.1" CCFL Intel 945GM Intel GMA 950
Travelmate 8172T Intel Core I3-330UM 1.33 GHz 4 GB DDR3 320 GB SATA HDD DVDRW 1366×768 11.6" CCFL or LED Intel HD 3000

TravelMate 2420

The TravelMate 2420 was a Centrino based laptop computer, featuring either a Celeron M or a Pentium M processor at 1.7 GHz, depending on the region where it was to be distributed.[1] As of April 2007, this model was discontinued by Acer Corp in the USA and Mexico.

In Latin America it included one 256 MB DDR2 SO-DIMM, though in other countries it included one single SO-DIMM module of 512 MB. The Latin American version also included a 40 GB @ 4200 rpm Hard Disk. In other countries the Hard Disk was 80 GB.

As it was based on the Centrino platform, it included a 10/100 Mbit/s Ethernet adapter, a Wireless Ethernet adapter, a Bluetooth adapter and one PC Card slot. It also included three USB 2.0 ports, one VGA port, and a CD-RW/DVD-ROM as optical media drive.

Travelmate 6292

The Travelmate 6292 was manufactured from 2007-2009. It featured an Intel Centrino duo chip set consisting of 802.11a/g/draft-n, Bluetooth 2.0+edr and an Intel Core 2 Duo processor at 2.0 or 2.2 GHz. The unit came with 2GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SO-DIMM RAM, a 160GB HDD, and Intel GMA X3100 graphics accelerator. The laptop has been praised for its ruggedness, but faulted for its poor visual appeal. This laptop has been a popular choice for making a "Hackintosh" computer, as it had nearly identical hardware to the 2006 clamshell polycarbonate MacBook.

TimelineX series

The TimelineX are ranges of laptops focused on ultra-long battery life on the order of 8 hours. In addition to the Travelmate, 'Timeline' has also been available with Acer Aspire, such as the Aspire TimelineX 3830T, 4830T, and 5830T available in 2011.


  1. "TravelMate 2420" Archived June 1, 2008, at the Wayback Machine., Acer Inc, Accessed July 17, 2007

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