Acer TravelMate 6292-6700

The Good Compact design; outstanding battery life and decent performance; fingerprint reader; comfortable keyboard and touch pad; built-in DVD burner and Webcam; plenty of ports and connections.

The Bad Heavy for an ultraportable; lousy speakers; limited technical-support hours.

The Bottom Line 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.

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

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Review

Acer TravelMate 6292-6700

The business-oriented analog of Acer's Ferrari 1100, the TravelMate 6292 shares many of the same features as its flashier sibling but wraps them in a slightly thicker, boxier case that's better suited for boardrooms. One key difference: The TravelMate 6292 incorporates Intel's latest Core 2 Duo platform, which resulted in a performance boost on our multimedia multitasking benchmarks. The TravelMate 6292 also offers great battery life, which should be a boon for business travelers who regularly work long stretches away from a power outlet. In fact, the TravelMate's battery life, along with price, are its primary advantages over our other favorite full-featured ultraportable, the Lenovo 3000 V200.

The TravelMate 6292's thick case, which weighs nearly 5 pounds, is best described as a "bulky ultraportable." Its size is nearly identical to that of the Lenovo 3000 V200, though the TravelMate weighs nearly half a pound more than the Lenovo. By comparison, traditional ultraportables, such as the Sony VAIO TZ150 or the Lenovo ThinkPad X61s, weigh 3 pounds or less. Still, the TravelMate 6292 is light enough to carry often, and its solid construction feels capable of standing up to the bumps and knocks of frequent travel.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $1,099
  • Brand Acer
  • Type Core 2 Duo
  • Installed Size 1 GB
  • Edition Windows XP Professional
  • Capacity 120 GB
  • Diagonal Size 12.1 in
  • Chipset Type Mobile Intel GM965 Express
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