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Acer TravelMate 8204WLMi Napabook reviewed

Trusted Reviews has gone gaga over Acer's new TravelMate 8204WLMi 6.6-pound notebook (and with good reason). Sporting the 2.0GHz T2500 Core Duo CPU from Intel (on the Napa platform), the 8204 inched past the Rock Xtreme as the highest scorer ever seen by TR on SYSmark 2002. Not only do you get blazing speed here, there's plenty of room for running multiple apps with 2GB of RAM, and video ain't too shabby either with an ATI X1600 chipset (256MB) pushing the 1680 x 1050, 15.4-inch display. For communications you get 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth, and Gigabit Ethernet, plus a clever PCMCIA card-shaped Bluetooth handset for untethered VoIP calls. Other goodies include a built in 1.3 megapixel digicam/webcam, Smartcard ID verification, DVI, S-video, and VGA outs, four USB 2.0 ports, DVD-burner, and SD/MMC/MemoryStick slots. Not surprisingly, TR gives this bad boy a 99% (out of 100, we assume), but near-perfection will cost you almost $3100.