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TravelMate C110 / C100

More than unwired, more than mobile, you now have the means to write and roam wherever you choose. Acer builds on the success of its revolutionary convertible tablet computer with exceptional wireless performance.

The TravelMate C110 is an ultra-portable notebook PC that can be easily converted into tablet mode, and provides the choice to input data by typing, writing or speech.  Its design takes into full consideration of people's most natural and practical computing needs.  Weighing at 1.4kg (~3.08lb) only, the TravelMate C110 is the lightest convertible PC to date.

Although the following quote was made about the Acer C100 Series, it still holds true for the Acer 110.  'Acer is striving to make computing easier by developing devices that improve productivity, and are more practical to people's everyday needs.' Said Stan Shih, Chairman and CEO, The Acer Group. 

'Acer's TravelMate C110 is an excellent example of the innovation Tablet PC hardware vendors are providing consumers,' said Alexandra Loeb, Vice President of the Tablet PC Division, Microsoft Corp.  ¡¥Its versatile convertible design provides users all the conveniences of a powerful ultra-portable notebook PC with the added benefit of natural input methods such as digital ink.'

'Tablet PC breaks the barriers between people and technologies through a friendly interface, from which we expect a new productivity in the freer style of information sharing.' Added Jim Wong, President of IT Products Business Group, Acer Inc.

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COMPARISON CHART

Series Processor Display System Memory HDD Optical Devices Dimension & Weight
TravelMate

C100

 

Ultra Low Voltage Mobile Intel® Pentium®
III -M 800 MHz and higher
10.4" TFT LCD supporting pen-based input 128/256 MB of SDRAM 20/30 GB or higher External USB CD-ROM drive 251x208x25. 4/29.4 mm
1.4 kg
TravelMate

C110

 

Intel® Centrino™ mobile technologies

Ultra Low Voltage Intel® Pentium® M processor at 900 MHz and higher

Intel® 855GM chipset

Intergrated Intel® PRO/wireless 2100 or 2100A network connection
10.4" TFT LCD supporting pen-based input 256 MB DDR RAM, upgradable to 2GB 20-60 GB or higher External USB CD-ROM drive, external 1394 DVD/CD-RW combo drive 257x216x25.4/ 29.7 mm 1.45 kg

Convertible design

The TravelMate C100 and C110's LCD is designed to fold back neatly creating a large and comfortable writing surface.  Users can also switch viewing modes from landscape to portrait according to their viewing habits.  Alternatively, the rotatable LCD display makes it extremely versatile as a tool for presentations to small groups of people.

A stronger convertible hinge strengthens the performance of this key feature
Acer's DASP and magnesium-alloy casing safeguard against physical damage
Reliability tests, including special Tablet PC test, prove your TravelMate's sturdiness
TravelMate C110 Features
Anytime, anywhere connectivity Integrated, coexistent, dual band 802.11b or 802.11a/b WLAN and Bluetooth technologies

Seamlessly switches between WLAN and Bluetooth modes as needed

Advanced mobile performance Ultra Low Voltage Intel® Pentium® M processor at 900 MHz and higher

Intel® 855GM chipset with 400 MHz front-side bus

Up to 2 GB of DDR memory and up to 60 GB of hard disc storage

Innovative form factor The notebook screen swivels up to 180¢X enabling presentations to small teams sitting opposite and folds back against the keyboard to convert into Tablet PC mode

An automatically adjusting screen layout shifts between landscape and portrait viewing modes when converting from conventional notebook mode to tablet mode

At 2.5 cm thin, the light form factor makes the computer very easy to hold, whether sitting, standing, or moving about

User-friendly functionality "Inking" technology from Microsoft® enables the editing, filing, and storing of handwritten notes in their own "ink" format

Voice recognition allows for operation using spoken commands, and gives users the convenience of converting speech into text

Tablet buttons offer simple tablet controls and provide an easy means to manually change from landscape to portrait view

A keyboard, touchpad, and four-way scroll key are designed for people who appreciate the familiarity of a notebook

Five launch keys give quick access to email, the Internet, wireless on/off, and two other user-defined applications

Bundled software demonstrates the convenience and versatility of the tablet platform

Rugged and reliable mobility A stronger convertible hinge strengthens the performance of this key feature

Acer's DASP and magnesium-alloy casing safeguard against physical damage

Reliability tests, including special Tablet PC test, prove your TravelMate's sturdiness

Exceptional flexibility Two USB 2.0 ports and an IEEE1394 port enable simple connection to the latest peripherals, including external optical drives

Built-in LAN, modem, and FIR ports provide other connectivity and networking options

A 100-pin port replicator connector lets users attach an optional Acer EasyPort, enabling convenient desktop setup

 

TravelMate C100

Convertible design

A stronger convertible hinge strengthens the performance of this key feature
Acer's DASP and magnesium-alloy casing safeguard against physical damage
Reliability tests, including special Tablet PC test, prove your TravelMate's sturdiness

Mobile and dependable

Small enough to slip into a brief case, and light enough to rest on one arm, the TravelMate C100 can be used whether sitting, standing, or moving about.  What's more, integrated 802.11b wireless connectivity enhances user mobility and productivity. Meanwhile, an extended battery life of 3.5 hours, an optional secondary battery, and power rapid-charge at 1.5 hours, all ensure that users have more time away from their desks for meeting clients and doing business.

A choice of input methods

Your TravelMate C110 gives you three ways to work with your computer: in addition to traditional keyboard typing and using a touch pad or external mouse, data can be entered with the ease of handwriting and speaking. With Acer's clever integration of software and hardware, you can issue spoken commands to activate functions, or dictate notes that convert into text. And Acer's EMR stylus makes using your computer simpler than ever, allowing you to write, file, and store notes in a new format called digital ink, or convert your handwriting into typewritten text, as you write.

Acer's specially designed Electromagnetic Resonance (EMR) pen and stylus enable natural writing as a form of input, in addition to traditional keyboard typing and touch pad use (or external mouse clicking). The pen-input technology provided by the hardware and Tablet PC edition software provides users the means to write, file, and store ink type notes as they are, or convert handwriting into typewritten text, as it's written. Voice recognition allows for operation using spoken commands, and gives users the convenience of converting speech into text.

The TravelMate C110 features Acer's innovative convertible hinge, so your computer is as versatile as you are. In addition to working on a document in standard notebook mode, you can also rotate the screen to show clients presentations or share work with your colleagues. And, by swiveling and folding back the LCD screen, your notebook converts into a handy tablet computer with a large slate screen for effortless writing. The screen layout is convertible too, allowing you to shift between landscape and portrait viewing modes for even greater flexibility.

Mobile and dependable

Small enough to slip into a brief case, and light enough to rest on one arm, the TravelMate C110 can be used whether sitting, standing, or moving about.  What's more, integrated 802.11b wireless connectivity enhances user mobility and productivity. Meanwhile, an extended battery life of 3.5 hours, an optional secondary battery, and power rapid-charge at 1.5 hours, all ensure that users have more time away from their desks for meeting clients and doing business.

As someone often on the road, you need a PC that is as ready to travel as you are. Exceptionally thin and easy to carry, the TravelMate C110 is the ideal productivity tool for business meetings and client presentations. The TravelMate C110 is small enough to slip into a briefcase, and light enough to rest on one arm or in your lap - yet big enough to handle the most demanding applications. What's more, an extended battery life and the option of wireless LAN enhance your mobility by freeing you from the desk and keeping you on the move.

A choice of input methods

The TravelMate C110 gives you three ways to work with your computer: in addition to traditionalkeyboard typing and using a touch pad or external mouse, data can be entered with the ease of handwriting and speaking. With Acer's clever integration of software and hardware, you can issue spoken commands to activate functions, or dictate notes that convert into text. And Acer's EMR stylus makes using your computer simpler than ever, allowing you to write, file, and store notes in a new format called digital ink, or convert your handwriting into typewritten text, as you write.

Acer's specially designed Electromagnetic Resonance (EMR) pen and stylus enable natural writing as a form of input, in addition to traditional keyboard typing and touch pad use (or external mouse clicking). The pen-input technology provided by the hardware and Tablet PC edition software provides users the means to write, file, and store ink type notes as they are, or convert handwriting into typewritten text, as it's written. Voice recognition allows for operation using spoken commands, and gives users the convenience of converting speech into text.

The TravelMate C110 features Acer's innovative convertible hinge, so your computer is as versatile as you are. In addition to working on a document in standard notebook mode, you can also rotate the screen to show clients presentations or share work with your colleagues. And, by swiveling and folding back the LCD screen, your notebook converts into a handy tablet computer with a large slate screen for effortless writing. The screen layout is convertible too, allowing you to shift between landscape and portrait viewing modes for even greater flexibility.

Advanced reliability

Acer has also built the TravelMate C110 to take on the hectic pace of today's mobile users. Specific tests ensure the reliable performance of the convertible hinge, two-way latch, and keyboard - even if splashed with fluid.  The LCD scratch test ensures no scratches are left on the screen's protection shield, and a ripple test ensures that the screen can endure a definite amount of stylus pressure.  In addition, through Acer's patented DASP or Disc Anti-Shock Protection system, the TravelMate C110 reduces the impact of knocks and bumps.  

 

Enhanced security

As a knowledge worker, you want the comfort of knowing that your data and applications are safe at all times. With a built-in SmartCard reader and Acer's security solution, Platinum Secreta, the TravelMate C110 prevents unauthorised access to files and programmes. Moreover, SmartCard security is designed to increase your control over confidential information during e-commerce transactions and other online activities. These added levels of security are very effective and easy to operate; you simply set a password that can only be used in conjunction with your personal SmartCard.

Meanwhile, the TravelMate C110 enhances data safety via optional SmartCard security, preventing unauthorized access to files and programs, ensuring work is even better protected.

The TravelMate C110 has been endorsed and honored by the media from all over the world, including Fortune, Business Week and PC World.  Awards have also been granted to its unique design and leading technology, such as the 2002 Intel Innovative PC Awards for the Slate/Tablet mobile PC category, and the Best Mobile PC Award at Computex Taipei 2002.

Ready for More

Some of the TravelMate C110's greatest features are the ones you never get to see. And that's especially true for Acer's intensive testing programme for all TravelMate computers. With the TravelMate C110, we have increased our exacting standards by adding specific tests for writing on the screen and rotating the convertible hinge. For added protection and peace of mind, Acer's innovative DASP (disc anti-shock protection) system is built into the base of your computer, which, combined with a rugged magnesium alloy case, guards against the physical knocks you may encounter during daily mobile use.

Specifications

Series Processor Display System Memory HDD Optical Devices Dimension & Weight
TravelMate

C100

 

Ultra Low Voltage Mobile Intel® Pentium®
III -M 800 MHz and higher
10.4" TFT LCD supporting pen-based input 128/256 MB of SDRAM 20/30 GB or higher External USB CD-ROM drive 251x208x25.4/ 29.4 mm
1.4 kg

Configurations may vary according to country
* Specifications are subject to change.

 

TravelMate Comparison

  TMC104Ti TMC104CTi
Intel Mobile CPU: Intel® Pentium® III
processor-M ULV 900MHz
 

Intel® Pentium® III
processor-M ULV 900MHz

 

Display 10.4" XGA TFT LCD w/ digitizer 10.4" XGA TFT LCD w/ digitizer
System Memory 256MB RAM 256MB RAM
HDD 30GB 40GB
Optical Optional External USB DVD-CDRW
Battery One (1) Li-Ion Battery Pack One (1) Li-Ion Battery Pack
Communications 10/100 Fast Ethernet,
56K V.90 data/fax modem
IEEE 802.11b WLAN
10/100 Fast Ethernet,
56K V.90 data/fax modem,
IEEE 802.11b WLAN
Pen Full Size Pen Full Size Pen
Other Smart Card Reader Smart Card Reader
OS Preload Microsoft® Windows® XP
Tablet PC Edition
Microsoft® Windows® XP
Tablet PC Edition

 

  TMC102T TMC102Ti
Intel Mobile CPU Intel® Pentium® III
processor-M ULV 800MHz
 

Intel® Pentium® III
processor-M ULV 800MHz

 

Display 10.4" XGA TFT LCD w/ digitizer 10.4" XGA TFT LCD w/ digitizer
System Memory 256MB RAM 256MB RAM
HDD 20GB 30GB
Optical External USB CD-ROM External USB CD-ROM
Battery One (1) Li-Ion Battery Pack Two (2) Li-Ion Battery Packs
Communications 10/100 Fast Ethernet,
56K V.90 data/fax modem
10/100 Fast Ethernet,
56K V.90 data/fax modem,
IEEE 802.11b WLAN
Pen Full Size Pen Full Size Pen
Other Smart Card Reader Smart Card Reader
OS Preload Microsoft® Windows® XP
Tablet PC Edition
Microsoft® Windows® XP
Tablet PC Edition

 

System compliance Microsoft® Windows® XP Tablet PC Edition
ACPI 2.0
DMI 2.0
Intel® LANDesk® Client Manager 6.0
Warranty One-year International Traveller's Warranty (ITW)
Quality and reliability tests Temperature and Humidity test
Acoustics test
Electrostatic Discharge Immunity test
Hinge Life Test
Free Drop test
Keyboard Switch Life test
Weight and Pressure test
Spill test
Shock and Vibration test
MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) test
Special Tablet PC tests Convertible Hinge Rotation test
Screen Supports test
LCD Scratch testLCD Ripple test
Hook Durability test
Two-way Latch Push and Slide test
Stylus Holder test
  • Specifications vary depending on configuration.
     
  • The size and weight of individual units may differ, depending on configuration.
     
  • Actual battery life may vary, depending in usage and configuration.
     
  • PTT applicable countries: N. America: Canada, USA; Asia: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan; Europe: Austria, Belgium. Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Iceland, Italy, Luxemburg, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK; Oceania: Australia, New Zealand.
     
  • Available in selected languages.
  • In a continuing effort to improve the quality of our products information in this brochure is subject to change without notice. Images appearing are only representations of some of the configurations available for this model. Availability may vary depending on region.
  • As a phenomenon known to thin-film transistors (TFTs), liquid crystal displays (LCDs) commonly exhibit a small number of discolouration dots, as so-called "non-conforming pixels". Acer would like its customers to understand that this phenomenon is a limitation of TFT LCD technology, not a product defect, and as such is not covered by Acer's warranty.

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