Acer TravelMate 3020 (12.1-inches)

Acer TravelMate 3020

Summary: May 2006, 12.1″, Intel Core Duo

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Product Name: Acer TravelMate 3020
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Manufacturer: Acer Inc.
Announced: May 2006


Related Laptops:
– Possibly Replaced by the Acer TravelMate 3040 and Acer TravelMate 6291
– Replaced the Acer TravelMate 3010 / 3012WTMi
– Nearly identical (except for coloring) to the afore-mentioned Acer TravelMate 3010 / 3012WTMi
– The Acer TravelMate 3010 Replaced the Acer TravelMate TM3001WTCi and the Acer TravelMate TM3002WTCi

– Acer’s second Dual-Core/Core Duo Ultraportable
– White covering
– Has a built-in camera – Acer OrbiCam 1.3MP – 225-degree rotation – subject can be on either side of notebook. Acer VisageON software keeps image of subject’s face centered onscreen, with Acer PrimaLite software that naturalizes skintone and sharpens images.
– Acer GridVista automatically resizes open application windows, upto 8 at once on a dual display.
– Latchless Design
– Bluetooth features/software: Acer Bluetooth VoIP Phone – has echo cancellation and noise suppression, Integrated Acer Video Conference Solution – Voice and Video Over Internet Procotcol (VoIP/VVoIP)
– “GraviSense” – Parks HDD if laptop is dropped/jolted

Manufacturer’s Description:
Like the latest Intel® Centrino® Duo mobile technology at its heart, the genius of TravelMate 3020 is the combination of powerful performance and maximized mobility. This notebook gives business professionals the indispensable advantage of full-featured, go-anywhere computing. With fantastic multitasking capability, an extremely slim A4 size form factor encased in brilliant white, 1.5 kg weight, and a built-in camera for on-the-go video conferencing, the TravelMate 3020 is a versatile, ultra-mobile partner for enhancing daily digital tasks.

CPU: Intel Core Duo T2300 (1.66GHz, 2MB L2 Cache), T2400 (1.83GHz, 2MB L2), T2500 (2GHz, 2MB L2), T2600 (2.16GHz, 2MB L2)
Chipset: Mobile Intel® 945GM Express
Front-side Bus: 667MHz
Memory: Dual-Channel DDR2
Memory Capacity: 512MB – 4GB (2 slots)

Display: 12.1″ TFT LCD w/CrystalBrite technology (Acer claims 30% more visibility and readability), 200-nit
Resolution: 1280×800 WXGA
Touchscreen: No
Widescreen: Yes
Graphics Chipset: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator GMA 950
Graphics Memory: Up to 128MB (shared)
Other: VGA and DVI-D output

Hard Drive: 2.5″ 80GB, 100GB, 120GB 5400rpm Serial ATA (SATA)
Optical: External IEEE 1394 (Firewire) Bus-Powered DVD Super-Multi Dual-Layer DVD Writer
Other: “GraviSense” – Parks HDD if laptop is dropped/jolted

Wireless: Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945 802.11a/b/g
Modem: 56K V.90
Ethernet: 10/100/1000-T Gigabit
Bluetooth: Bluetooth V2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) solution – upto 3M signal cover, with Bluetooth phone support (see notes at top)
Mobile Broadband:

Audio Chipset:
Audio I/O: Headphone/Line-Out, Microphone/Line-In
USB: 3x USB 2.0
Firewire: 1x IEEE 1394
PC Card: 1x Type II
Flash/Memory Card Reader: Secure Digital (SD), xD Picture Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), MemoryStick (MS), MemoryStick Pro (MSPRO)
Other: Fast Infrared (FIR), Optional Acer ezDock, Possibly AcerMedia Bay – Extra HDD or Battery

Biometric/Fingerprint: No
Other: Anti-Theft Security – Sounds alarm when unauthorized movement occurs

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2, Windows XP Home SP2, or Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005 (Rollup 2), Windows Vista capable, can be upgraded (see Acer’s Windows Vista Upgrade Support site for details)
Other Software: See software listed at top of page under “Features”
Warranty: 1-Year, see for details

Options: Lithium-Ion, 3-cell or 6-cell, “Acer QuicCharge” technology – 80% charge capacity in about an hour.
Battery Life:

Width: 297.5mm (11.71 inches)
Depth: 210mm (8.27 inches)
Height: 24.5 – 32.4mm (0.96 – 1.28 inches)
Weight: 1.5kg (3.3lbs) (3-cell battery) – 1.65kg (3.63lbs) (6-cell battery)

IT Reviews – April 2006 – If all you’re looking for is speed and a long battery life then the Acer is for you. But if you’re looking for something with a little bit more then bide your time.