Acer Business Laptop, TravelMate Timeline 8481T: Specs & Price

Earlier this month we brought you news on the new Acer Aspire 3951 and today we have news on a further new device from Acer. The Acer TravelMate Timeline 8481T laptop is aimed very much at the business market and we have details of specs and price for you.

This slimline notebook has a frameless 14-inch Acer ComfyView LCD LED backlit display with HD resolution of 1366 x 768 plus a 16:9 aspect ratio, cleverly designed to fit in a 13.3-inch form factor. It also has an Intel Core i5-processor, Intel Graphics HD 3000 with 128MB of dedicated system memory and a 320GB SATA hard drive. There’s also 4GB of DDR3 memory, upgradable to 8GB, and WiFi, Bluetooth and USB 3.0 as you would expect. The TravelMate 8481T is 0.87-inches thick and weighs in at 3.7 pounds, according to Amar Toor over on Engadget.

Acer also touts its all day battery life as the notebook carries an eight-cell lithium ion battery and describes it rather catchily as for “ultimate road warriors and savvy business professionals seeking a combination of style, mobility and professional-grade security and manageability,” according to the press release, which you can view on the Engadget link above. The TravelMate 8481T uses a magnesium-aluminum casing that can withstand extreme pressure and also features an innovative hinge design to hold it firmly in position when open. As well as this there’s also next-generation DASP (disk anti-shock protection) for protection of the hard disk.

As for release date it will hit the U.S. and Canada in early September at a starting price of $999.99. Tyler Lee over on Ubergizmo also points to the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 technology, an excellent feature for those that carry sensitive information on their notebooks. We’d be interested in your thoughts on the enterprise-oriented TravelMate 8481T so let us have your comments on this.