Acer TravelMate 6291


Acer TravelMate 6291Notebook: Acer TravelMate 6291
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T5500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 67.5% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 68%, features: 55%, display: 30% mobility: 64%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer TravelMate 6291

80% Acer TravelMate 6291-6753
Source: Laptop Mag English
Acer's budget-friendly 12.1-inch notebook doesn't sport the latest specs but lasts nearly a full workday.
Who would buy a lightweight notebook with Windows XP and a last-generation Centrino processor? A smart buyer who wants to save a bundle. The Acer TravelMate 6291-6753 may not have cutting-edge specs, but it delivers good performance and more than six hours of battery life, thanks to its nine-cell battery. At $1,049, this is one of the best bargain 12.1-inch systems around. Although it's not nearly as sleek and light as the more expensive Sony VAIO TZ or Toshiba Portégé R500, the 4.8-pound TravelMate 6291 is a handsome charcoal-gray-and-black notebook. A mirrored strip shows adds a touch of flair above the comfortable, nearly full-sized keyboard, while the silver outline surrounding the wide touchpad looks a tad retro.
4 von 5, Leistung gut, Mobilität zufriedenstellend
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/18/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 70%
50% Acer TravelMate 6291
Source: PC Mag English
Logic would say that businesses often buy business laptops. But a cash-strapped company may not be able to afford to outfit its employees with primo corporate laptops such as the Lenovo ThinkPad T61 Widescreen or Dell Latitude D630. Instead, they would flock to consumer models such as the Dell Inspiron line. Acer, on the other hand, tries to gives you the best of both worlds. The Acer TravelMate 6291 ($1,100 street) is a borderline ultraportable that caters to businesspeople who rarely stay in one place, yet it falls well within the budget constraints of most companies. Still, at this price, you're not going to get the latest Intel components, more than 1GB of RAM (we recommend 2GB in order to handle Vista's hardcore features), or great battery life. The Acer TravelMate 6291 is an attractive business laptop that gives you both tremendous portability and an excellent price.
2.5 von 5, Preis/Leistung günstig, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/29/2007
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 80% mobility: 40%
The perfect mate for travel
Source: Star Techcentral English
The Acer TravelMate 6291 has a very sleek black, solid exterior that is worthy of its business notebook status. Its compact design also makes it easier on business users who need a notebook for their travels. Weighing 1.8kg, the TravelMate is no heavier than most other portable notebooks and is light enough to be carried about. As far as mobility is concerned, the TravelMate certainly lives up to its name as a lightweight notebook. On the inside, the TravelMate has a modestly sized 12.1in LCD but thankfully it comes in a 16:9 widescreen format. This means there is enough screen real estate for the average business user to work around with. There are three USB ports available on the laptop, though a fourth would have been a nice addition. A nice touch to the design is the inclusion of markers on the top of the notebook to indicate the location of the ports.
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Leistung gut, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/19/2007
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 80%
70% Acer TravelMate 6291
Source: CNet English
The good: Inexpensive Core 2 Duo ultraportable; handy custom widgets for controlling system functions. The bad: Last-generation CPU and chipset; no 802.11n Wi-Fi; not configurable. The bottom line: The ultraportable Acer TravelMate 6291 is a solid performer for the price, but it would have been a lot more attractive a few months ago, before Intel revamped its Centrino Duo platform.
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(von 10) 7, Preis/Leistung gut, Leistung 7, Ausstattung 8, Mobilität 7
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/12/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 70%

Foreign Reviews

70% Acer TravelMate 6291-101G12
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/30/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 40% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 60% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


Slow clocked dual core processor based on the Merom-2M core without virtualization functions.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

12.1": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Most netbooks have a tinier display. The advantage is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

Acer: Acer Incorporated is a Taiwanese multinational electronics manufacturer. Its product lineup includes desktops and laptops, as well as personal digital assistants (PDAs), servers and storage, displays, peripherals, and e-business services for business, government, education, and home users. Acer is the third largest computer manufacturer in the world (by sales) after HP and Dell Inc (2007). The company owns the largest franchised computer retail chain in Taipei, Taiwan. Originally named Multitech, it was founded in 1976. Gateway and Packard Bell are economically connected with Acer. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Acer reviews

67.5%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-14)