Acer has introduced Intel Celeron M 370 based notebook viz. TravelMate 2423/2403 in Indian market at starting price of INR 29,999.
Acer TravelMate 2423WXCi is small in size measuring 33.5 L x 24 B x 3.4 H cm and lightweight at about 2.4 kg with battery.
Based on Celeron M 370 1.5 GHz CPU (1 MB L2 cache, 1.5GHz, 400 MHz FSB) it comes with 256 MB DDR2 400 RAM, 40 GB Hard drive, CD-RW / DVD Combo drive, Wireless LAN, 56K ITU V.92 modem and 14.1″ TFT WXGA (1280 x 800) screen.
TravelMate 2423/2403 comes in two versions WXMi and NWXMi which differs only in OS installed – NWXMi has a (Linpus) Linux system installed where as WXMi comes with Windows XP. Linpus is very limited in software included as it lacks even X window system and has only text consoles.
A first time non-tache buyer would find it touch to upgrade the linux version for enhanced functionality. Windows XP (though costilier) would suit most of non-techie users to start with.
Here is a summary of the notebook’s hardware spec:
- Intel Celeron-M with 1 MB L2 cache, 1.5GHz, 400 MHz FSB
- Intel 915 graphics card (DualHead, 128 MB of shared ram)
- Wireless Lan card
- 10/100 Ethernet card
- 35.8cm 14.1″ TFT WXGA (1280 x 800) screen
- AC/MC 97 soundcard and modem
- 40 GB HDD
- 256 MB (installed) / 2 GB (max) – DDR II SDRAM – 400 MHz – PC2-3200
- 3 USB 2.0 ports
- Dual layer DVD+/-RW
- Width 14.3 in, Depth 10.8 in, Height 1.3 in, Weight 6 lbs
- Graphics Processor / Vendor – Intel GMA 900
- Video Memory – Dynamic Video Memory Technology 3.0
- 10/100 Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
3 x Hi-Speed USB – 4 pin USB Type A
1 x modem – phone line – RJ-11
1 x network – Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX – RJ-45
1 x display / video – VGA – 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)
1 x audio – line-in/microphone – mini-phone 3.5 mm
1 x audio – line-out/headphones – mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
1 x audio – line-in – mini-phone 3.5 mm
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