Review: Acer TravelMate 6292 (TrustedReviews)

Acer TravelMate 6292 TrustedReviews has published their review of the Acer TravelMate 6292. The TravelMate 6292 is an Intel Core 2 Duo-powered ultraportable with a 12.1″ widescreen display and Intel’s GMA X3100 graphics chipset, a Dual-Layer “SuperMulti” DVD burner, and with a weight of 3.9 – 4.4 pounds (1.8kg – 2kg) depending on whether the DVD drive is installed or not.

Speaking of weight, TR comments on this:

Some of this extra bulk may be attributed to a more pointed emphasis on durability. Parts of the outer casing are magnesium plated, adding to the weight but providing a highly durable and scratch proof surface. The addition of hard drive shock proofing is further evidence of this, though all this hardly ranks in ToughBook territory. Still, overall the 6292 feels well made and could probably deal with bumps and scrapes well enough.

This can only be a good thing, though whether the extra weight justifies this rather depends on your point of view. To my mind you either buy a rugged notebook or you don’t, and though this is well made there’s no real guarantee how it will react to any problems. Therefore, if portability and proven strength are your requirements then the like of Panasonic’s admittedly expensive ToughBook CF-Y5 is a far better investment.

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