Acer TravelMate 5542 Notebook Powered by AMD Dual-Core Mobile Processor Launched

Acer has recently announced the availability of the new Dual-Core AMD Mobile Processor-based Acer TravelMate 5542 Notebook series featuring 15.6-inch display with 1366 x 768 HD resolution  powered by integrated ATI Radeon HD 4250 graphics which brings presentations to life with bright and crisp colors and ensuring faster, and more efficient performance on media-intensive applications.

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Announced in first week of Nov 2010 in US market the the sleek and streamlined Acer TravelMate 5542 notebook is targeted to business and institutional users, and it delivers the perfect balance of dual-core processing performance and reliable security solutions to empower mobile professionals.

The TravelMate 5542 notebook is powered by AMD Turion II Dual-Core Mobile Processor P540 with 2MB L2 cache, running at 2.40GHz or AMD Athlon II Dual-Core Processor P340 with 1MB L2 cache, running at 2.20GHz delivering a fast and responsive computing experience, even when multitasking.

The notebooks come with AMD M880G chipset mainboard, and packs up to 4GB of DDR3 memory, up to 320GB 5400 rpm SATA hard drive and has 24x Super-Multi DVD Writer.

The TravelMate 5542 notebooks also come with large-capacity, high-speed hard drives up to 320GB, ensuring generous storage for work and multimedia files, as well as Windows® 7 Professional, the premier operating system for businesses.

At just under 2.6 Kgs and one-inch thick, the Acer TravelMate 5542 is housed in a sleek, black chassis and features a vibrant 15.6-inch widescreen LED back-lit display having 1366 x 768 HD resolution powered by an integrated ATI Radeon HD 4250 graphics, ensuring faster, and more efficient performance on media-intensive applications.

Other hardware feature includes 2-in-1 card reader supports optional MultiMediaCard or Secure Digital (SD) card, Acer Video Conference with integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam, 1280 x 1024 resolution, and Acer Video Conference Manager software supporting 640 x 480 resolution online video calls.

It also features VGA and HDMI with HDCP (high-bandwidth digital-content protection) digital out ports, integrated microphone and speaker, headphones/speaker/line out and microphone ports, 802.11b/g/n WiFi CERTIFIED wireless, fast Gigabit Ethernet LAN connectivity, making it easy to browse websites, check email, and stay in touch while on the go.

I/O Ports

  • RJ-45 LAN
  • VGA  Port
  • Headphones/speaker/line-out
  • Microphone
  • HDMI with HDCP Digital Out Port
  • Three USB 2.0
  • One USB 3.0 Port

The TravelMate 5542 also includes integrated Acer Crystal Eye 1.3MP (1280 x 1024 resolution) webcam delivers smooth video streaming and high quality images for online chats and video conferences, even in low-light situations. The built-in digital microphone and speakers convey superior voice quality, keeping background noise levels low and minimizing echoes. .

The Acer TravelMate 5542 also features advanced security solutions, Acer Backup Manager that provides scheduled system backups, space-saving data compression, and data encryption to protect valuable information and files.

It also offers Acer eRecovery Management that enables a quick system restore as well as physical tracking via Wi-Fi, for easy location and recovery if the system is lost or stolen.

The notebook is also ENERGY STAR® qualified and utilizes energy-smart technologies such as Acer ePower Management to reduce power consumption and extend battery life.

Acer TravelMate 5542 Key Specs

  • AMD Turion II Dual-Core Mobile Processor P540, 2MB L2 cache, 2.40GHz  -OR-
    AMD Athlon II Dual-Core Processor P340, 1MB L2 cache, 2.20GHz
  • AMD M880G Chipset Mainboard
  • Up to 4GB (2/2) DDR3 1066 SDRAM (32-bit operating system is limited to using 3GB of available memory)
  • 24x Integrated variable-speed Super-Multi drive
  • 2-in-1 card reader supports optional MultiMediaCard or Secure Digital (SD) card
  • 15.6″ (1366 x 768) high-brightness TFT LCD with LED backlight Display
  • Integrated ATI Radeon™ HD 4250 graphics, Microsoft DirectX 10.1 support
  • Acer Video Conference with integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam, 1280 x 1024 resolution, and Acer Video Conference Manager software supporting 640 x 480 resolution online video calls
  • VGA and HDMI with HDCP (high-bandwidth digital-content protection) ports
  • Integrated microphone and speaker
  • 2-in-1 card reader supports optional MultiMediaCard or Secure Digital (SD) card
  • 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN
  • Bluetooth v3.0 + HS (high speed)
  • 105-key Acer FineTip keyboard, independent standard numeric keypad, international language support
  • Dim – 15.0″ (381.0mm) W x 10.0″ (253.0mm) D x 0.9” – 1.3″ (23.0mm – 34.2mm) H
  • Weight – 2.6 Kgs
  • Six-cell lithium ion battery: up to 4.0 hours life

Pricing and availability

The new TravelMate 5542 notebooks are available only in US market via Acer authorized resellers with prices beginning at $549 or about Rs. 24,750 with one year warranty.

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