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Acer TravelMate Notebooks

TravelMate 6593Acer has 2 new TravelMate notebooks geared for the corporate and small business user. The 6493 features a 14.1-inch display with 1280x800 resolution, an Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T8400, 3GB DDR3, WiFi, DVD burner, Vista Business and a price that starts at $1099.00. The 6593 has a standard 15.4-inch screen with 1280x800 resolution, an Intel Centrino 2 CPU with vPro, 4GB DDR3, 250GB HDD, WiFi, a DVD burner and Vista Business. It carries a MSRP of $1499.00.

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Downgrade Available for Certain Vista Users

ScreamOne of the many interesting tech stories this year was Microsoft’s release of Windows …and the subsequent complaints, issues and horror stories that followed, as this writer can personally attest to. As a result, many users and businesses have it made quite clear they’d rather switch back to good ol’ Windows XP. Well, in a very surprising move, Microsoft is “quietly allowing PC makers to offer a downgrade option to buyers that get machines with the new operating system but want to switch to Windows XP.” The catch? The offer only applies to Vista Business and Ultimate editions, so you Home users are out of luck. Dell, Fujitsu, Lenovo and HP PCs are all capable of downgrading if customers wish to. That piercing, wailing sound you hear? It’s this writer screaming in despair because she can’t go back to the shiny, happy days of Windows XP.

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