updated 12:50 pm EDT, Mon July 30, 2007
Acer TravelMate 2480
Acer today released a new version of its starter notebook, the TravelMate 2480. The budget 14-inch widescreen system achieves a low price through the inclusion of a newer-generation 1.6GHz Celeron M, 512MB of RAM, and modest storage with a DVD/CD-RW drive and an 80GB hard disk. Vista Home Basic also helps lighten the demand on the system for most users. The system nonetheless includes a few extras such as a multi-format card reader for camera files and an ExpressCard slot. Users can upgrade the system to 2GB of memory and can buy the system in the US now for $539.