Acer is one computer company that really stands above the rest in terms of its commitment to the environment and making its products those that exude the image of green technology. The company was founded in 1976 and goes so far as to quote part of its mission on its corporate website as “to design environmentally friendly products and establish a green supply chain through collaboration with suppliers.”
It is no surprise, then, that their latest line of laptops, the Travelmate Timeline X, raises the bar for the green PC with its Energy Star approval.
The Travelmate line is designed specifically for business and professionals, especially those who travel often. Its design is lightweight (between 5 and 6 pounds) and slim (coming in at only 1 inch). There is anti-shock technology that both the hard drive and its data from the bumps of your daily life and travels. In addition, The Travelmate Timeline X has built-in thermal comfort technology that allows you to safely use the unit on your lap — what a concept!
My buddy Hank Shalom actually went out and purchased the Travelmate recently and has applauded this specific feature above all others. Bringing the “lap” back to the laptop is a truly important element for many business travelers and Acer seems to understand that.
The key ingredient for Acer’s dominance here, however, is its Energy Star approval. Acer has always had a good rating in this respect, earning its first Energy Star label in 1993 for its AcerPAC, but this new laptop line takes it one step further in offering the best of both worlds: performance and energy efficiency.
Acer Travelmate laptops come in two sizes: 14-inch and 15.6-inch. Each unit also comes equipped with images created through Intel® HD Graphics 3000 and the option to upgrade to another, discrete option, such as NVIDIA GPUs with NVIDIA® Optimus™. These will allow you to boost your performance, literally allowing you to view graphic design portfolio websites as if you were on a standard desktop PC, without causing a negative impact to your battery life, which tops out at 8 hours.
Acer wants to serve its customers and the environment and this is truly evident in the Travelmate Timeline X line and its Energy Star approval. The company, which is number two in the world in terms of its PC sales, doesn’t need the environmental edge; it wants the edge. This is what makes Acer stand out and makes this notebook option a really viable one for the environmentally-conscious business consumer.
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