Pros

  • Includes a built-in webcam

Cons

  • Disappointing battery life

At A Glance

The 8200 delivers strong overall performance and has a versatile built-in Webcam, but its battery life was so-so.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Acer TravelMate 8204WLMi includes all the new and high-end features you could want in a notebook and earned the prestigous PC Magazine Editor's Choice Award in January 2006. Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology delivers superb dual-core mobile performance, allowing you to easily run demanding applications simultaneously. Supercharged ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics turn this notebook into a mobile entertainment system and make the most of the wide-screen 15.4" WSXGA+ display. You also get the Acer OrbiCam, an 1.3-megapixel adjustable webcam built into the black carbon-fiber chassis.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number LX.TAX06.034
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Interfaces/Ports
FireWire/i.LINK Yes
DVI Yes
S-Video Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 4
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 15.40 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:10
Screen Mode WSXGA+
Screen Resolution 1680 x 1050
Color Supported 16.7 Million Colors
Graphics Controller Manufacturer ATI
Graphics Controller Model MOBILITY RADEON X1600
Graphics Memory Capacity Up to 256 MB
Graphics Memory Technology DDR SDRAM
Storage
Storage Size 120 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Acer, Inc
UPC Code 099802481810
Manufacturer Part Number LX.TAX06.034
Brand Name Acer
Product Name TravelMate 8204WLMi Notebook
Marketing Information

The Acer TravelMate 8204WLMi includes all the new and high-end features you could want in a notebook and earned the prestigous PC Magazine Editor's Choice Award in January 2006. Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology delivers superb dual-core mobile performance, allowing you to easily run demanding applications simultaneously. Supercharged ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics turn this notebook into a mobile entertainment system and make the most of the wide-screen 15.4" WSXGA+ display. You also get the Acer OrbiCam, an 1.3-megapixel adjustable webcam built into the black carbon-fiber chassis.

Product Model 8204WLMi
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://us.acer.com
Product Line TravelMate
Product Series 8200
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard (MMC), xD-Picture Card
Standard Memory 2 GB
Maximum Memory 2 GB
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR2-667/PC2-5300
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • TravelMate 8204WLMi Notebook
  • Lithium-ion Battery
  • AC adapter
  • Additional Information

    Special Buttons:

  • Web browser
  • E-mail
  • Empowering Key
  • One user-programmable
  • Front-access WLAN
  • Front-access Bluetooth
  • Quality Tests:

  • Temperature and humidity
  • Acoustics
  • Electrostatic discharge immunity
  • Hinge life
  • Keyboard-switch life
  • Free drop
  • Weight and pressure
  • Shock and vibration
  • MTBF (mean time between failure)
  • Built-in Devices:

  • Microphone
  • 1.3 megapixel CMOS camera
  • Modem Feature:

  • Wake-on-Ring ready
  • Network Feature:

  • Wake-on-LAN ready
  • Flash Memory Card Slot Supports:

  • Secure Digital
  • MultiMedia Card
  • Memory Stick
  • xD-Picture Card
  • Memory Stick Pro
  • Remote Management Protocol:

  • DMI (Desktop Management Interface) 2.0
  • Optical Drive Read Speeds:

  • CD-RW: 4x
  • CD-R: 24x
  • DVD+R: 8x
  • DVD-R: 8x
  • DVD+RW: 4x
  • DVD-RW: 4x
  • DVD-RAM: 3x
  • DVD+R (double-layer): 2.4x
  • Network & Communication
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
    Wireless LAN Model PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11a/b/g
    Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
    Bluetooth Yes
    Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 2.0
    Physical Characteristics
    Height 1.0"
    Width 14.3"
    Depth 10.7"
    Built-in Devices
    Webcam Yes
    Microphone Yes
    Processor & Chipset
    Processor Manufacturer Intel
    Processor Type Core Duo
    Processor Model T2500
    Processor Speed 2 GHz
    Cache 2 MB
    Bus Speed 667 MHz
    Chipset Manufacturer Intel
    Chipset Model 945PM Express
    Software
    Operating System Windows XP Professional
    Input Devices
    Pointing Device Type TouchPad
    I/O Expansions
    Expansion Slot Type PC Card Type II, ExpressCard/34

    Performance

    Battery
    Battery Life (Office Applications) 2:48   (hh:mm)
    Gaming
    Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 101.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 56.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
    Multitasking
    World Bench 6 Multitasking 524.0
    Performance
    World Bench 5 Rating Superior
    World Bench 5 Score 100.0
    ACD Systems ACDSee 594.0
    Musicmatch Jukebox 505.0
    Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 293.0
    Ahead Nero 401.0
    Windows Media Encoder 303.0
    Roxio VideoWave 279.0
    Adobe Photoshop 346.0
    Microsoft Office XP 578.0
    WinZip 309.0
    Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 372.0
    Adobe Premiere 422.0
    Number of Included Batteries 1.0
    Mozilla 401.0