Press

2011-06-20

Acer TravelMate 6595 and 6495 - Solid and reliable technology to power your business


Manno

Designed around the needs of corporate users looking for robust, secure and powerful systems, the new TravelMate 6595 and 6495 hit the perfect equilibrium between efficient performance, enhanced security and optimal manageability.

Acer’s new TravelMate 6595/6495 were specifically designed to provide the flexibility and security required in the most demanding professional environments, combining enhanced security, superior performance, excellent graphics, great manageability and extended battery life. These notebooks not only feature multi-level security with integrated management and theft recovery solution to protect users investment and lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), but provide best-in-class performance to effortlessly run computing intensive application and deliver higher return on investment (ROI). They represent the perfect choice to give business an edge over.

To ensure the kind of performance needed by business users, the TravelMate 6595 and 6495 take advantage of the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® vPro™ and Anti-theft Technology, capable of delivering maximum processing power in response to peak demands. From creating and editing digital multimedia to running power hungry business applications, the new TravelMate can handle all the most demanding tasks in a breeze, so you can run business productivity applications 60% faster than previous generation while delivering smart performance that adapts to the task at hand, thus enabling more responsive multitasking and energy efficiency.

As business activities are increasingly reliant on graphics and multimedia, adequate solutions are called for. A remarkable visual performance, with rich colour and crisp images are provided by Intel® HD Graphics 3000, enabling high-definition video and audio playback. For an even smarter performance these notebooks can be equipped with discrete graphic options such as NVIDIA GPUs with NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology, to boost graphic performance without impacting on battery life. In addition, multi-monitor support takes productivity to the next level, allowing easier multitasking.

Stunning presentations, with seamless video quality, accelerated web browsing and communication with unprecedented detail will help users increase productivity and deliver clearer and more captivating messages. What’s more, thanks to Intel® Wireless Display technology, these notebooks can share presentations or videos on HD displays or TVs via an easy to set up wireless connection. Smooth HD video playback and exceptionally clear image and sound will make any presentation impressive.

For very active professionals time is precious and getting information quickly is critical. This is why the new TravelMate notebooks offer a fast way to check important information via Acer InstantView. Acer InstantView is a Linux based light OS designed for fast boot up. Starting up in only 8 seconds, it allows to launch Calendar, Document, Email, contacts almost immediately to quickly review information and increase business productivity.

Notebooks are more vulnerable than desktops to data leakage and physical theft, this is why security is a key concern for professional users, as their laptops carry valuable information and often irreplaceable data. With the TravelMate laptops user data and valuable assets are protected by Acer ProShield security, a suite of essential security and manageability tools that integrates fundamental features in a unified user interface.

Acer ProShield secures the notebook from unwanted access from BIOS level all the way up to application level. It features pre-boot authentication (PBA) with BIOS/HDD password, alternative Windows log-on via built-in fingerprint reader, and TPM password for data protection. Critical files can be kept safe by encrypting and storing them in your own Personal Secure Drive (PSD). With the File Shredder utility users can permanently remove unwanted files or folders from the computer beyond recovery. Easy manageability is also provided. Acer ProShield includes the automated solution to actively manage your IT assets remotely and on the fly.

Acer BioProtection Fingerprint solution featuring pre-booth authentication provides the first level of notebook protection securing the system from unauthorized access using cutting edge biometric technology Together with Trusted Platform Module (TPM) solution it guarantees the integrity of the client platform. TPM also allows secure storage and reporting of security relevant metrics. Plus, it detects changes to previous configurations. Through Acer Backup Manager important data are kept secure also from accidents or crashes, allowing to back up data and files at ease, while Acer eRecovery Management provides recovery on-demand for complete peace of mind.

The TravelMate 6595 and 6495 also come with Intel vPro with Active Management Technology (AMT) 7.0 that dramatically enhances remote manageability and security. With advanced, hardware assisted features, IT can quickly deploy security patches, remotely unlock encrypted drives, manage data security settings even when the computer is turned off. Systems can be healed remotely, while protecting the network from malicious software attacks. In addition, AMT 7.0 provides host-based configuration for easy setup.

Built-in anti-theft solution with Intel Anti-Theft technology and Absolute Data Protection (ADP) by Absolute Software. Intel Anti-Theft technology is a hardware-based security mechanism desgined to protect your PC even when it is lost or stolen. ADP is an anti-theft software that allows users to track their PC if it's lost or stolen. When enabled, ADP, working in conjunction with Intel Anti-Theft technology, allows users to remotely delete files or freeze the stolen notebook for retrieval. Users can also obtain the geolocation of their stolen notebook.

Physical integrity of the user data is managed through DASP next generation DASP (Disk Anti-Shock Protection) technology that insulates the hard disk, providing protections from hits and falls. HDD is also soft-mounted onto the system to provide extra cushioning. The result is a significant improvement in preventing HDD failure and higher MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure).
To keep the system cool while performing faster, the new TravelMate laptops feature the innovative Acer DustDefender technology, designed to prevent the accumulation of dust inside the system. A smart reversing mechanism in the cooling fan can push the dust out.

The TravelMate 6595/6495 are tough machines, well protected against the wear and tear of mobile life. The resilient case design with a Magnesium-Aluminium cage distributes evenly all external forces and can withstand extreme pressure. The metal alloy hinge comes with a reinforced coil for maximum hold strength, while the Autolock feature ensure your notebook lid is tightly secured for LCD protection. The keyboard has a spill resistant design with water drainage to protect the system form accidental spill, while the keys have a scratch-resistant coating to withstand intense usage and improve durability.

Long lasting battery life is another extremely important feature for professional. The TravelMate 6595/6495 series can provide up to 8 hours battery life, to help users being productive for an entire working day without any glitches. What’s more, it features Acer PowerSmart long cycle battery, that ensures up to 3 times longer battery life cycles (1000 vs. 300 cycles) and maintain 80% capacity after 1000 cycle count. The battery will last longer, reducing the need to replace it.

Storage-wise, the TravelMate 6595/6495 models provide plenty of space to store and manage files and folders of any size thanks to a spacious hard disk with up to 750Gb of capacity. Optionally, they can be equipped also with a 120GB Solid State Disk to boost the system performance even more. The DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive and integrated multi-in-1 card reader supporting the most used formats simplify data sharing and provide more storage options, while built-in ExpressCard/34 ensures support for ExpressCard plug-in hardware.

With the USB 3.0 port users can transfer data to and from external devices 10 times faster than before. Plus, thanks to Power-Off USB Charging you can charge your smartphone or other USB devices without turning on the laptop. As your laptop becomes your charging station you can travel even lighter because there is no longer need to carry along power adapters.

To improve versatility and mobility, the new TravelMate can be equipped with the Acer ProDock docking station, featuring advanced I/O ports such as USB 3.0/2.0 ports, Display Port, DVI port, HDMI port, VGA port, and ergonomic design for secured and tangle-free cable management. Measuring 38cm (W) x 16cm (L) x 3cm (H), Acer ProDock has compact design that fits any space requirement and provides single connect capability.

To speed up response time and meet multitasking and productivity demands, the TravelMate 6595 and 6495 can count on up to 8 GB of DDR3 memory that significantly increases data bandwidths, reduces power consumption and enhances thermal performance.

Dedicated to mobile users, these laptops host a full range of advanced connectivity solutions: Gigabit Ethernet for ultra-fast wired connection, WiFi network connection supporting Acer SignalUp™ with Nplify™ wireless technology, and  Bluetooth® (depending on configuration) help users stay tuned with their business wherever they are. Acer Video Conference solution, including the Acer Crystal Eye high-def webcam and built-in microphone enables high-quality video conferences so that you can easily keep in touch with your business contacts.

The design of the new TravelMates evokes quality and professionalism. Neat lines and slim profile all add up to create a feel of efficiency and timeless style. User experience is enhanced by carefully chosen details. The Acer FineTouch keyboard with extra key travel distance was designed for a more comfortable typing experience, further enhanced by the numeric keypad on the 6595 model. The unique key shape is designed to avoid mis-typing and the accumulation of the dust, while space and arrow keys have a convex shape making them instantly recognizable by touch. The oversized touchpad offer more precise control and next generation multi-touch permits to perform more functions. Productivity hot keys are designed to efficiently access frequently-used functions such as backup, application launch, volume mute, and wireless on/off switch.

The new TravelMate series is available in two formats 35.5 (14”) and 40 cm (15.6”), presenting razor-sharp images and enhanced readability through Acer ComfyView LED-backlit displays with 16:9 aspect ratio, 1366X768 HD resolution and high brightness.

Acer professional notebooks are submitted to a series of reliability tests and are compliant with the most stringent criteria of the industry, thus ensuring the utmost reliability. On top of this they offer Energy Star® 5.0 compliancy together with EPEAT® Silver qualification, guaranteeing energy savings and longer battery life.

All Acer notebooks come with a standard 1 year Carry In (International travellers warranty - ITW) which can be extended to 3 years’ cover with the Acer Advantage service that also covers accidental damage to the notebook.