More full-featured and also heavier than most ultraportables, the business-oriented Acer TravelMate 6292 offers solid performance and great battery life at a low price.
The Acer TravelMate's lengthy battery life and remarkably low price make it a compelling alternative to laptops from more well-known manufacturers.
The ultraportable Acer TravelMate 6291 is a solid performer for the price, but it would have been a lot more attractive a few months ago, before Intel revamped its Centrino Duo platform.
It looks more expensive than it is, and its performance is in line with other budget systems (read: acceptable for basic use), but weak battery life keeps the Acer TravelMate 2480-2153 from replacing a Gateway model as our favorite low-cost laptop.
Acer is getting businesslike with the Acer Aspire One Pro 531, TravelMate Timeline 8000 series and Veriton N260G, a netbook, nettop and notebook series aimed at people in suits
The midsize Acer TravelMate 4060 tells a generally compelling story with its price, performance, design, and features, but when it comes to battery life, its tale turns to one of woe.