Acer has extended the battery life of its new TravelMate 7100 to an average of 8.5 hours.
Acer said the battery life was achieved by combining low-power components, a lithium-ion battery pack and a power management strategy that is adjusted for system usage.
It uses the 233MHz Intel Tillamook processor and has 32Mb of RAM as standard; upgradable to 128Mb.
The RRP is $8999 (Windows NT) and $8799 (Win 95).
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