Acer has unveiled the latest in its Aspire TravelMate range, the snappily titled 5760 which boasts more security measures than Fort Knox and the Bank of England combined.
Aimed at the worker on the move, the TravelMate 5760 “represents the perfect synthesis of productivity, security, efficiency and ergonomic design, with the added appeal of a touch of glamour.” As Acer says itself, this laptop takes the protection of user data very seriously, and comes with (deep breath): ProShield Security, Personal Secure Drive, File Shredder utility, Intel Anti-Theft technology, Absolute Data Protection, Acer Backup Manager and Acer eRecovery Management. Phew! So your data should be safe enough as long as you remember all of your passwords of course. Looking past the security for a minute, this 15.6in laptop boasts a 1366 x 768 LED-backlit TFT panel, a choice of second generation Intel Core i3 or i5 CPUs with either integrated Intel HD Graphics or discrete Nvidia Optimus GPUs. The TravelMate 5760 can be kitted out with 8GB of DDR3 RAM and up to a 750GB HDD. Also included is a DVD drive and multi-in-1 card reader.
To allow you to keep in touch with colleagues while on the move, the TravelMate boasts Acer Video Conference solution, which is basically a Crystal Eye webcam, an inbuilt microphone and some video conferencing software. Connectivity is taken care of with gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0 and an integrated 3G module so you are never unavailable to your boss. The TravelMate 5760 measures 376x253x33.8-to-23.1 mm and weighs in at a rather hefty 2.54kg with the six-cell battery and 2.81kg with the nine-cell battery option. The Aspire TravelMate 5760 will be available in the middle of next month with an RRP starting from £379 (excluding VAT).
At that price the Aspire TravelMate 5760 is certainly an appealing option for the security concious user, though with some of the more premium added extras included we imagine the price will rise quite significantly.