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Acer Travel Mate 6292
Acer Travel Mate 6292
Price: $999 and up
Weight: 4.7 pounds
Size: 12"x9"x1"
Battery life: 5 hours
Speed: 2GHz
Ram: 1GB
Grade: B

Ergonomics: The Travelmate is the heaviest laptop tested and among the biggest in inches. Yet despite its size, the keyboard felt cramped.

Performance: With the fastest processor, the Travelmate easily ran several applications. It had the longest battery life, and it connects to the fastest wireless networks.

Bottom line: The Acer is relatively inexpensive, plus it's more powerful and smaller than regular laptops. But its heft counted against it.

Last updated July 11 2008: 9:00 AM ET
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