Acer TravelMate 426LC (Pentium 4-M 2.4 GHz

The Good Record-breaking performance; rugged design; memory card slots.

The Bad Poor battery life; short warranty; no integrated Wi-Fi.

The Bottom Line Acer's desktop-replacement 420 series provides top-notch performance and innovative features.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 8.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 9.0
  • Battery 5.0
  • Support 7.0
7.7 Overall

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Review

Acer TravelMate 426LC (Pentium 4-M 2.4 GHz

When it comes to performance and style, the Acer TravelMate 420 series excels. These handsome, two-spindle desktop-replacement notebooks are also sturdily built and come with both MMC/Secure Digital and Memory Stick flash memory slots. The line currently consists of only two models: the top-dog 426LC we tested and a lesser configuration, the 422XC. Alas, while both models are packed with features, there's one notable exception--these notebooks don't come ready for 802.11b wireless. A common trade-off for breakneck performance, battery life is another weakness. Business or home users who want ultimate speed but don't need wireless or top-flight battery life will like this notebook.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $1,979
  • Brand Acer
  • Type Pentium 4-M
  • Installed Size 256 MB
  • Edition Windows XP Professional
  • Capacity 30 GB
  • Diagonal Size 15 in
  • Chipset Type Intel 845MP
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