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Acer Offers New TravelMate 5542 Notebook Series for Business and Institutional Customers


Designed to meet the demanding needs of business users, new AMD-based TravelMate notebooks deliver performance, durability, security and value

- SAN JOSE, Calif. - Acer America today announced the availability of the new AMD-based TravelMate 5542 notebook series. Geared for business and institutional users, the sleek and streamlined TravelMate 5542 delivers the perfect balance of dual-core processing performance and reliable security solutions to empower mobile professionals.

“Today’s mobile professional needs all the conveniences of the office no matter where their work takes them,” said Gregg Prendergast, vice president of commercial sales and marketing for Acer America. “The new TravelMate 5542 notebook series combines the latest mobile technologies, smart and comprehensive security features, and outstanding value for budget-conscious professionals.”

Dual-core, power saving performance
The TravelMate 5542 notebook is powered by AMD’s dual-core mobile processor, delivering a fast and responsive computing experience, even when multitasking. The notebooks come packed with up to 4GB of DDR3 memory and integrated ATI Radeon™ HD 4250 graphics, ensuring faster, and more efficient performance on media-intensive applications. 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 six pounds and one-inch thick, the TravelMate 5542 is housed in a sleek, black chassis and features a vibrant 15.6-inch widescreen LED back-lit display (1366 x 768 resolution), which brings presentations to life with bright and crisp colors. 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.

All-around communication
The TravelMate 5542 uses the latest communications technologies to keep users in touch on the road. For more effective communication and collaboration with colleagues, the 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. Internet access is provided through the 802.11b/g/n WiFi CERTIFIED® wireless or fast Gigabit Ethernet LAN connectivity, making it easy to browse websites, check email, and stay in touch while on the go.

Steadfast security and manageability
To keep business information safe, the TravelMate 5542 features advanced security solutions. Acer Backup Manager provides scheduled system backups, space-saving data compression, and data encryption to protect valuable information and files. Acer eRecovery Management 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 TravelMate 5542 boasts a clean design for easy manageability and is durably constructed for long-term use. The TravelMate series has undergone rigorous testing to comply with strict industrial standards to ensure dependable operation.

Pricing and availability
The new TravelMate 5542 notebooks are available now via Acer authorized resellers with prices beginning at $549.00.

About Acer
Since its founding in 1976, Acer has achieved the goal of breaking the barriers between people and technology. Globally, Acer ranks No. 2 for total PCs and notebooks.(1) A profitable and sustainable Channel Business Model is instrumental to the company’s continuing growth, while its multi-brand approach effectively integrates Acer, Gateway, Packard Bell, and eMachines brands in worldwide markets. Acer strives to design environmentally friendly products and establish a green supply chain through collaboration with suppliers. Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement, including the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter and London 2012 Olympic Games. The Acer Group employs 7,000 people worldwide. 2009 revenues reached US$17.9 billion. See for more information.

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1. Source: Gartner data, FY 2009


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