3G Wireless in TravelMate 4260 and Aspire 5650

Image of Acer Aspire 5650 laptopI hate to say it, but people in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa may have something on the Americans. OK, maybe you guys have a lot up on the U.S. of A. But the one thing in particular that I was referring to was your affinity for Acers. Acer is the leading laptop seller in those three regions, and it all makes perfect sense when you consider the latest TravelMate 4260 and Aspire 5650 notebook releases from the manufacturer.

Acer recently announced that it’s adding 3G-or third generation wireless technology-to its newest TravelMate 4260 and Aspire 5650 models. 3G has it up on second-generation wireless because the newer technology has better roaming capabilities and is faster, as much as seven times faster than 56k dial-up (not that that says too much).

Still, newer is better, and we shouldn’t knock improvements to wireless technology. And we shouldn’t knock Acer for being one of the first to include 3G in a notebook. In practical terms, the new technology means that people on the go will have less problem sending large files via e-mail, connecting to the office server, or chatting via IM.

And to further show its dedication to its loyal customers, Acer has made sure to make the laptops easily upgradeable to the newest wireless (HSDPA) standard used in Europe, Japan, and North America for voice and data delivery.

Not to take anything away from this great news about faster and more reliable wireless, but we should probably also mention that the new TravelMates and Aspires come with the most talked about processor on the market right now-the Intel “Napa” platform. It’s a Centrino Duo two-processor core with 945PM Express chipset and a PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network connection chipset.

That, my friends, makes everything faster, not just wireless.

By Matthew Brodsky – Laptopical

Friday, January 27, 2005