IT & Network Infrastructure : Acer TravelMate Timeline 8481T Looks Like Enterprise Contender

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2011-10-13 Print this article Print
The TravelMate 8481T Has a Small Footprint

The TravelMate 8481T Has a Small Footprint

The Acer TravelMate Timeline 8481T's 13-inch body and 4 pounds of weight with the battery pack connected makes it quite easy to slip into a purse or computer bag, and carry it around town.
Although it's not often viewed as an enterprise-focused PC maker, Acer is trying to make a push for the corporate world with its new TravelMate Timeline 8481T notebook. The PC comes with Windows 7 Professional and boasts a 1.7GHz Intel Core i5 processor. With a 14-inch display and 8 hours of battery life, the notebook seems like a fine choice for IT managers looking for another enterprise-grade notebook option to offer to employees. But as with any other notebook, there are both good factors and bad factors with the 8481T. For every nice addition, like Acer's Pro Shield service, there is a head-scratcher, like the lack of an optical drive or the company's decision to bundle Netflix with the operating system. Along the way, the average IT manager will be able to find reasons to both buy and ditch plans to purchase the 8481T. In the following slides, we'll take a look at some of those that make the 8481T notable and that in total make it potentially a good enterprise buyer choice.
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at

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