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Acer TravelMate 8481 specs: strange bezel / low resolution

We are getting to see all sorts of impressive computers at Computex this week, recently Engadget spotted the Acer TravelMate 8481 at the exhibition and we now know exactly what hides within its carbon fiber chassis.

Acer seem to be pushing this particular model as a serious business machine, there will probably be plenty of options to choose from, all of which will feature a 14-inch Acer ComfyView LED-backlit display which supports a maximum resolution of 1366 x 768.

The model Engadget got to see boasted an Intel Core i7 processor, Intel HD Graphics 3000, a fingerprint reader, a battery which allows for up to 13 hours of life, Windows 7 Home Premium, a built-in webcam and a 320GB HDD.

In terms of connectivity and ports you get one USB 3.0 port (which features power-off USB charging), HDMI-out and Bluetooth 3.0+HS, there is no mention of WiFi b/g/n but this is pretty much guaranteed these days. Photos over at Engadget clearly show that there is an eSata port, VGA-out, heaphone and microphone jacks, 2 x USB 2.0 ports and a Kensington lock slot.

One strange thing about the Acer TravelMate 8481 is the fact that it boasts a super-thin bezel, this sounds great, however the display does not meet the bezel so it has a black frame around it, you can see what we are trying to explain via the image below.

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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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