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Acer introduces TravelMate 290E notebooks on Celeron M

In three weeks after the Intel Pentium M on 90nm Dothan core was announced, Acer introduced its TravelMate 290E notebook based on 1.3GHz Intel Celeron M with 512KB L2 cache, Intel 852GM chipset and 400MHz FSB.

Acer TravelMate 290E features:

  • Intel Celeron M processor
  • Intel 852GM chipset
  • 256MB DDR266 (up to 2GB)
  • 40GB ATA/100 HDD
  • 15" TFT LCD, 1024x768
  • Int. graphics, uses 64MB of RAM, supports DualView
  • Up to 4.5 hours of standalone operaiton
  • 56Kbps V.92 modem
  • Fast Ethernet 10/100 Mbps, IEEE 802.11g
  • 1 x LPT
  • 3 x USB2.0
  • IrDA
  • 1 x PCMCIA (CardBus) Type II
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home/Professional + Recovery CD
  • Acer Launch Manager, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Norton AntiVirus, NTI CD Maker

This Intel Celeron M/852GM model differs from notebooks on Intel Pentium M Dothan/855GME announced earlier by the absence of integrated Memory Stick/Secure Digital/SmartMedia/MultiMediaCard reader.

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