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Acer TravelMate 6292 - Acer TravelMate 6292

Andy Vandervell

By Andy Vandervell

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Summary

Our Score:

7

This subdued reaction to the keyboard can equally be applied to the display. The thick bezel has already been touched upon but the display as a whole is fairly average, particularly in terms of brightness. It's still perfectly usable, but Acer could have done better.

Moving to connectivity, there isn't a great deal that Acer has missed out. The left edge is dominated by the primary air vent; however there is space for an Ethernet port, a single USB port and a PC Card slot – which as previously noted should be useful for adding HSDPA functionality.

Two fairly weak speakers are enclosed into the front edge, with audio inputs in between them. There are headphone, microphone and S/PDIF jacks as well as a 4-pin FireWire port and, somewhat unusually, an infrared port. This enables transferring files from other infra-red enabled devices such as mobile phones, though there is Bluetooth 2.0 EDR as well.

Meanwhile, on the left there's the optical drive, with a card reader, two USB ports and a modem port arranged either side. The card reader supports SD, MMC, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro and xD formats while the two USB ports are mounted horizontally above and below each other, which could present a problem if using larger USB devices. Finally, there's also a lock slot for securing the notebook should it be required.

Video connectivity is reserved for the back of the notebook, with D-Sub and 7-pin component/S-Video on hand. These connections are joined by the DC-in, all of which are situated to the left of the battery pack. Underneath there's also a port replicator connection, which supports Acer's ezDock II/II+. The connection is protected by a removable rubberised cover, which would doubtless be easy to lose.

Acer's ezDock II+, available separately, reproduces most of connectivity of the notebook itself, while adding a plethora of further connection options. These include legacy keyboard and mouse connections, a Serial port, a Parallel port, an ExpressCard slot, six USB 2.0 ports, two FireWire ports (one 4-pin, one 6-pin) and a DVI-D port.

arya

December 30, 2008, 11:22 pm

Acer TM 6292 is a good performace BUT THE HEAT IS OVER AND MAKE HAND BURN...


THE BATTERY IS BAD TOO.. FROM 5 HOURS AT CATALOGUE OR BROCHURE THERE IS ONLY NOT MORE THAN 2HRS... ACER GOOD SPEC BUT NOT TRUE WHEN YOU USED..


LIKE POETRY ANY PRICE ANY THING

adityadav

April 29, 2012, 11:09 am

not satisfied, same problem as my friend said in above comment
HEAT IS OVER AND MAKE HAND BURN...
and battery backup is not more than two hours :(
which should be 5 hours according to catalogue
if it comes under the category of laptops for commercial use then i thin it scores only two stars ** out of five *****
very bad experience :( donot go for it

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