Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - TEST BENCH -

Busi­ness pro­fes­sion­als seem to pre­fer lap­tops that de­fine their per­son­al­i­ties. They should look good, per­form well and be light enough to be car­ried around. Acer has kept these fac­tors in mind in un­veil­ing its new Trav­el­mate 8473TG.

The ex­te­rior is matte black but has light di­ag­o­nal lines run­ning across the panel. It is not only good look­ing but, at 2.3 kg, slim and trim. The 14-inch HD LED dis­play pro­duces rich colours that en­livens any board­room pre­sen­ta­tion or video. The key­board is su­perbly smooth. The notebook comes with busi­ness essen­tials like three USB ports, Wi-fi con­nec­tiv­ity, Eth­er­net, and CD reader.

The Trav­el­mate, as ap­pro­pri­ate for a busi­ness ma­chine, runs on Win­dows 7 Pro­fes­sional that is prod­ded on by an In­tel Core i5 2.3 GHZ pro­ces­sor and a 2 GB RAM. These man­age all tasks with­out a has­sle. The notebook has a stor­age ca­pac­ity of 500 GB, ad­e­quate for the jum­ble of data that needs fer­ry­ing around. What im­presses is the silent op­er­a­tion. Also, you can use this on your lap with­out your anatomy be­ing singed. We got up to seven hours of bat­tery backup, a lit­tle less than the claimed 8-hour life.

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