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Acer TravelMate 4720 Wins CRN Tough Notebook Challenge

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Acer Offers Cutting-Edge Technology and Reliability Combined in a Stylish and Rugged Notebook

Acer America Corporation, one of the leading worldwide suppliers of IT solutions and the fastest growing PC vendor in the United States, today announced the TravelMate 4720 has tied for first place in the coveted CMP Channel Test Center Tough Notebook Challenge. Put through the paces of everyday mobile business situations, the TravelMate 4720 was subjected to a series of real-world disaster tests, including a three-and-a-half foot drop, soda spills across the keyboard, being pulled off a desk by the power cord, and plummeting down a flight of stairs. In each test, the TravelMate 4720 survived and booted as if the notebook had never been disturbed.

Encased in Acer’s new thin and light ProFile chassis with a magnesium alloy cover, the TravelMate 4720’s security features include Acer Bio-Protection fingerprint solution and enhanced Acer DASP (Disc Anti-Shock Protection) hard drive protection, making the TravelMate 4720 a truly reliable notebook. Loaded with productivity-enhancing benefits, including Acer’s exclusive Empowering Key and three productivity keys for one-touch manageability, the notebook is powered by the latest-generation Intel Centrino Duo mobile processor technology with the most up-to-date wireless communication capabilities and high-quality face-to-face communication anytime, anywhere via the Acer Video Conference solution.

“Acer has always been committed to PC innovation and design, and strives to give our users the best combination of features and high performance required for their business needs,” said Sumit Agnihotry, Acer’s director of mobile product marketing. “The TravelMate 4720’s Tough Notebook Challenge win goes to show that Acer delivers notebook PCs that are resilient in demanding environments, along with providing superior quality and reliability needed to for today’s mobile user.”

The TravelMate 4720 is available now through Acer authorized resellers throughout North America, with pricing beginning at $1049.

About Acer America Corporation
Established in 1984 as a subsidiary of Acer Inc., Acer America Corporation designs and markets client and server solutions for professionals who require reliability, enhanced productivity and greater value of ownership. Acer ranks as the world’s No. 3 branded PC vendor, designing easy, dependable IT solutions that empower people to reach their goals and enhance their lives. Since spinning-off its manufacturing operation, Acer has focused on globally marketing its brand-name products: mobile and desktop PCs, servers, LCD monitors and e-business solutions for business, government, education, and home users. Acer’s unique Channel Business Model is instrumental in the company’s continued success. The model encourages partners and suppliers to collaborate in a winning formula of supply-chain management, allowing Acer to provide customers with fresh technologies, competitive pricing, and quality service. Established in 1976, Acer Inc. employs 5,300 people supporting dealers and distributors in more than 100 countries. Revenues for 2006 were US$11.32 billion. Please visit http://www.acer.com/us.

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