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.