Acer TravelMate Laptop Computer 3002 Notebook PC - Pentium M 740/1.73GHZ/ 60GB 512MB/ EXT CD-RW/DVD-ROM/ WIN XP - LXT7406109

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What a totally pleasant surprise! Until purchasing the 12", 60gig, 1.7 speed 512 megs Acer Travelmate 3002, I loved my comparably equipped Dell Latitude X300 and my 14" Gateway X200ARC. I still love 'em but love my new Acer even more. What a change from the clunky cheap Acers of the late 1980s & early 90s. This is a top laptop. No directions needed, tho amply supplied. Two batteries, one about 1.5 hrs, the other about 3 hrs. Such a nice, quiet, soft startup logo screen it puts Dell & Gateway to shame. The screen saver is so soft, unassuming, and classy I'm leaving it on. External CD is fine and nicely finished. Only negatives: Wish the Home & End keys weren't piggy-backed on PgUp, PgDn keys. And unit seems to run warmer than I'm used to. In sum, great lightweight laptop from a reliable supplier (Buy.com). --charlie hedbring, programsteppe.com

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I'm a Computer Science graduate student and bought this computer about a month ago as a work machine (not to replace my desktop, which I still use for gaming and such). Advantages of this machine: -Excellent size and weight. Easily transportable. Even though the size of the screen is only 12 inches, it doesn't seem that small when using it. Also the screen resolution is actually higher than you will find on some laptops with larger screens. -Excellent processing power using a 1.7 GHz Pentium M. Many machines of this size and weight use ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) processors, but they are typically 500 MHz slower than full Pentium M's. -Excellent balance of small weight and size, good processing power, and a comparitively quite low price. -Comes with 2 batteries. A 2 hour one and a 4 hour one. -Has a very easy to use and useful program to let you throttle down the speed of the processor (save power and decrease heat), adjust the brightness, and turn off various things such as wireless, firewire, blue tooth, etc. (save power). Often you just leave the processor at the slower speed and the computer will run quite quickly, but if you need more oomph, you can throttle the processor back up. -Comes with an external CDRW/DVD drive (connects through the one firewire port). Some might argue that it's kind of cheating to claim to produce a low weight laptop without an integrated optical drive (such as the Sony's have). I find however that I rarely actually need an optical drive. Today was the first time in fact that I decided to use it. I actually prefer having an external optical drive so I'm not having to carry around excess weight unless I need it. Disadvantages -Heat. Having a Pentium M processor in such a small computer instead of a ULV processor is naturally going to cause this machine to be running kind of hot. I can't fault Acer on the machine producing heat. However, what I do fault Acer on is where the heat is located at, which is under the right palm rest and to a slightly less degree, under the touchpad. It would have been much better to have attempted to have the heat generating parts under the number keys at the top where people would feel the heat a lot less (and not act as live insulation). I've bought a Targus chill mat that should arrive tommorrow that hopefully will help keep the heat down a bit more. -Case scratches somewhat easily. -Although the screen can be set to be rather bright or not bright at all, what the computer really needs is a way for you to adjust the contrast. Overall: Great size and weight and processing power at a very nice price. You might think of getting a cooling mat though, especially if you are going to be doing computationally heavy processes for more than 2 or 3 hours at a time.

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As a Dell user, Acer wins this time!

by charlie hedbring on 8/26/2005

What a totally pleasant surprise! Until purchasing the 12", 60gig, 1.7 speed 512 megs Acer Travelmate 3002, I loved my comparably equipped Dell Latitude X300 and my 14" Gateway X200ARC. I still love 'em but love my new Acer even more. What a change from the clunky cheap Acers of the late 1980s & early 90s. This is a top laptop. No directions needed, tho amply supplied. Two batteries, one about 1.5 hrs, the other about 3 hrs. Such a nice, quiet, soft startup logo screen it puts Dell & Gateway to shame. The screen saver is so soft, unassuming, and classy I'm leaving it on. External CD is fine and nicely finished. Only negatives: Wish the Home & End keys weren't piggy-backed on PgUp, PgDn keys. And unit seems to run warmer than I'm used to. In sum, great lightweight laptop from a reliable supplier (Buy.com). --charlie hedbring, programsteppe.com

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Good work machine with a few issues

by J on 10/11/2005

I'm a Computer Science graduate student and bought this computer about a month ago as a work machine (not to replace my desktop, which I still use for gaming and such). Advantages of this machine: -Excellent size and weight. Easily transportable. Even though the size of the screen is only 12 inches, it doesn't seem that small when using it. Also the screen resolution is actually higher than you will find on some laptops with larger screens. -Excellent processing power using a 1.7 GHz Pentium M. Many machines of this size and weight use ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) processors, but they are typically 500 MHz slower than full Pentium M's. -Excellent balance of small weight and size, good processing power, and a comparitively quite low price. -Comes with 2 batteries. A 2 hour one and a 4 hour one. -Has a very easy to use and useful program to let you throttle down the speed of the processor (save power and decrease heat), adjust the brightness, and turn off various things such as wireless, firewire, blue tooth, etc. (save power). Often you just leave the processor at the slower speed and the computer will run quite quickly, but if you need more oomph, you can throttle the processor back up. -Comes with an external CDRW/DVD drive (connects through the one firewire port). Some might argue that it's kind of cheating to claim to produce a low weight laptop without an integrated optical drive (such as the Sony's have). I find however that I rarely actually need an optical drive. Today was the first time in fact that I decided to use it. I actually prefer having an external optical drive so I'm not having to carry around excess weight unless I need it. Disadvantages -Heat. Having a Pentium M processor in such a small computer instead of a ULV processor is naturally going to cause this machine to be running kind of hot. I can't fault Acer on the machine producing heat. However, what I do fault Acer on is where the heat is located at, which is under the right palm rest and to a slightly less degree, under the touchpad. It would have been much better to have attempted to have the heat generating parts under the number keys at the top where people would feel the heat a lot less (and not act as live insulation). I've bought a Targus chill mat that should arrive tommorrow that hopefully will help keep the heat down a bit more. -Case scratches somewhat easily. -Although the screen can be set to be rather bright or not bright at all, what the computer really needs is a way for you to adjust the contrast. Overall: Great size and weight and processing power at a very nice price. You might think of getting a cooling mat though, especially if you are going to be doing computationally heavy processes for more than 2 or 3 hours at a time.

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Product Overview

Acer Ultra-Portable Design weighing only at 3.2 lbs! Bundled with two battery packs: 1 standard three-cell lithium-ion battery pack and 1 high-capacity six-cell lithium-ion battery pack.

The Acer TravelMate 3000 series has been designed from the ground up to take the ultraportable concept to its most refined and accomplished form. Combining the attributes of the latest PCI Express chipset with the powerful, energy saving Intel Centrino mobile technology in a stunning, featherweight mobile notebook, the Acer TravelMate 3000 fully meets the needs of highly-mobile self-employed professionals and users from small, medium and large businesses alike and proves that it is possible to improve on perfection.

Specifications

Manufacturer Acer
Mfg Part# LXT7406109
SKU 10404990
UPC 099802324391
UPC 14 00099802324391
Features
1.7GHz Intel Pentium M 740 Processor
512MB
60GB
External CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive
802.11 b/g
10/100/1000 Ethernet
BlueTooth
56k Modem
12.1" WXGA (1280 x 800)
one-year parts and labor limited warranty
Tech Specs
Interfaces/Ports 1 x DC Power Input / 1 x 4-pin IrDA Fast Infrared / 1 x RJ-45 Network / 1 x RJ-11 Modem / 1 x VGA / 1 x Microphone / 1 x S/PDIF/Headphone / 3 x 4-pin Type A USB 2.0 - USB / 1 x IEEE 1394 - FireWire / 1 x Docking
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Cells 6-cell
Microphone Yes
Color Support 16.7 Million Colors
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Graphics Controller Model 915GM
Screen Size 12.1"
Display Resolution 1280 x 800
Screen Mode WXGA
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Product Type Notebook PC
Product Series 3000
Product Name TravelMate 3002WTCi Notebook
Manufacturer Part Number LX.T7406.109
Brand Name Acer
Manufacturer Acer, Inc
Product Line TravelMate
Manufacturer Website Address www.acer.com
Mobile Technology Centrino
Expansion Slot Type CardBus Type II
Pointing Device Type TouchPad
Keyboard Yes
Standard Memory 512 MB
Memory Standard DDR2-533/PC2-4200
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Maximum Memory 2 GB
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Additional Information Video Features: Microsoft DirectX 9.0 support Support for simultaneous display on notebook LCD and external monitor Audio Features: Microsoft DirectSound compatible Sound Blaster Pro compatible Modem Feature: Wake-on-Ring ready LAN Feature: Wake-on-LAN ready Wi-Fi Feature: Acer SignalUp technology for enhanced antenna efficiency Built In Device: Microphone Front Access Buttons: Wireless LED Bluetooth LED Notebook Height: 1.0 - 1.3 inches Remote Management Protocol: DMI (Desktop Management Interface) 2.0 Quality Tests: Temperature and humidity Aacoustics Electrostatic discharge immunity Hinge life keyboard-switch life Free drop Weight and pressure Shock and vibration MTBF (mean time between failure)
Certifications & Standards Mobile PC2001 CCX
Package Contents TravelMate 3002WTCi Notebook Lithium Ion battery AC Adapter Acer System Recovery CD
Security Features User and administrator BIOS passwords Kensington lock slot
Bluetooth Yes
Wi-Fi Model PRO/Wireless 2200BG
Wi-Fi Standard IEEE 802.11b/g
Wi-Fi Yes
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Modem Yes
Wi-Fi Manufacturer Intel
Width 11.70"
Depth 8.30"
Optical Drive Type Combo Drive
Optical Media Support CD-RW/DVD-ROM
Hard Drive Interface Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6)
Hard Drive Capacity 60 GB
Bus Speed 533 MHz
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Pentium M
Cache 2 MB
Chipset Model 915GM Express
Processor Model 740
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Speed 1.73 GHz
Microsoft Office Ready Microsoft® Office Ready PC includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit to activate the software
Software Included Acer eManager Acer GridVista Acer Launch Manager Adobe Acrobat Reader CyberLink PowerDVD (Not full-featured version) Norton AntiVirus (Not full-featured version) NTI CD-Maker (Not full-featured version)
Operating System Windows XP Professional
Standard Warranty 1 Year Limited
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