Acer has launched the TravelMate 8200 notebook at CES 2006. This notebook is based on Intel's new Centrino Duo platform and features the Core Duo processor.
The TravelMate 8200 line features a carbon-fiber cover and is available with Intel Core Duo processors up to 2.16GHz. It has the Intel 945PM Express chipset, Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network connection chipset, 1024MB DDR2 memory (scalable to 2GB) and a 120GB 5,400RPM SATA HDD.
The laptop features a 15.4" widescreen with a 1680 x 1050 pixel resolution and uses ATI's Mobility Radeon X1600 GPU with 512MB Hypermemory (256MB GDDR3 and 256MB of the system memory).
The TravelMate 8200 series also features a 5-in-1 card reader together with a wide range of I/O ports that includes: a connector to Acer ezDock, Acer's PCI-Express based port replicator, an ExpressCard slot, a PC Card slot, 4 USB 2.0 ports, DVI-D port, SmartCard slot, IEEE 1394 port; External Display (VGA) port, Fast Infrared port; S-video/TV-out port, Headphones/speaker/line-out port with S/PDIF support, Microphone/line-in jack, Ethernet (RJ-45) port; Modem (RJ-11) port and DC-in jack for AC adapter.
There's also a 1.3 megapixel integrated webcam along with other VoIP and security features. The notebook offers 3.5 hour of battery life and is available for about $1,999.