Product Brochure
TravelMate C100
Designed with full consideration of people's most natural and practical
computing needs, the Acer TravelMate C100 Convertible Tablet PC
revolutionizes mobile computing by uniting the notebook PC of today with
the tablet computer of tomorrow. Exceptional portability and multiple
methods of input are among many innovative features. The slim and light
case houses a wide array of ports, while the convertible screen and tablet
operating system make this a versatile computer that looks stylish too.
As either a standard notebook or Tablet PC, your TravelMate C100 offers a
whole new take on a world of possibilities.
Write where
you want it
Flying light
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 C100 is the ideal productivity tool for
business meetings and client presentations. The TravelMate C100 is small enough to slip into a
briefcase and light enough to rest on one arm or on 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 go.
Two-way latch
EMR stylus
Convertible hinge
launch keys
InviLink™ button
Tablet buttons
Screen support
Screen support
Acer FineTouch keyboard
Four-way scroll key
Infrared port
Turning point
The TravelMate C100 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 swivelling1 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.
Nature's way
Your TravelMate C100 offers you a number of different avenues. You can choose traditional keyboard
typing using a touch pad or external mouse, or you may prefer to enter data via handwriting with a stylus.
Acer's EMR stylus makes using your computer easier 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. And for
those quieter moments when you're ready to settle in with a book, use the TravelMate C100 as an eBook.
It's a more natural way of reading, in either landscape or portrait mode, plus you can jot down your ideas
with your stylus pen.
Left View
Rear View
External display (VGA) port
Power switch
Hard disk bay
Kensington lock slot
Right View
IEEE 1394 port
Audio jacks
USB ports
Ethernet port
Modem port
DC-in jack
SmartCard slot
Ventilation slots
PCMCIA CardBus Type II slot
No worries, mate
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, PlatinumSecret™, the TravelMate C100 prevents unauthorized access to files and programs. 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.
Ready for more
Some of the TravelMate C100's greatest features are the ones you never get to see. And that's
especially true for Acer's intensive testing program for all TravelMate computers. With the
TravelMate C100, we have increased our exacting standards by adding specific tests for the
screen, two-way latch, and convertible hinge. For added protection and peace of mind,
Acer's innovative DASP (disk 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.
1. Screen rotation is limited to 180∞degrees.
TravelMate C100
Processor and Core Logic
900MHz ultra low voltage Mobile Intel® Pentium® III Processor - M1; 512K L2 cache; supporting Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep™ technology
Intel® 440MX chipset
System Memory
256MB of SDRAM
Display and Graphics
10.4" TFT LCD supporting pen-based input, with 1024 x 768 pixels resolution, 16 million colors
SMI Lynx 3DM+ graphics chipset with 8MB of VRAM
Simultaneous LCD and CRT display
DualView™ support
LCD rotates to convert from notebook to tablet mode
Storage Subsystem
30GB or higher ATA/100 hard disk drive with Disk Anti-Shock Protection (DASP)1
External 1394 Fire Wire DVD-CDRW (combo drive) - on select models1
Dimensions and Weight
9.9"(W) x 8.2"(D) x 1.0/1.16"(H); 251 x 208 x 25.4/29.4mm
3.1lbs (1.4kg) with 10.4" LCD2
Power Subsystem
ACPI compliant
3.5-hour battery life3
50W miniature AC adaptor
Keyboard and Pointing Device
Acer FineTouch keyboard: with a 5 degrees curve, 84/85/88-key, inverted "T" cursor layout, 17.5mm spacing, 2.5mm (min.) key travel
Five easy launch buttons
Embedded numeric keypad
Touchpad located in center of palm rest
4-way Internet scroll key
Electromagnetic Resonance (EMR) stylus
Electromagnetic Resonance (EMR) pen with eraser
Audio system with built-in speaker; Sound Blaster-Pro and MS DirectSound compatible; Built-in microphone
Communication Interface
Built-in 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet, Wake-on-LAN ready
Built-in V.90 56Kbps MDC modem with international PTT certification4; Wake-on-Ring ready
802.11b wireless LAN
I/O Interface
USB ports (two)
Ethernet (RJ-45) port
Modem (RJ-11) port
VGA/video port
26WHr Li-ion battery
1.5-hour rapid-charge, 2.5-hour charge-in-use time
DC-in jack for AC adaptor
Line-in (external microphone) jack
Line-out (headphones/external speakers) jack
Operating System
Microsoft® Windows® XP Tablet PC Edition
BIOS user and administrator passwords
Acer Notebook Manager
Acer Launch Manager
Acer System Recovery CD
Adobe Acrobat® Reader™
Microsoft Reader5
PlatinumSecret™ suite for SmartCard, including PlatinumPAS™, PlatinumSecure™ and PlatinumKey™
ORiNOCO Client Manager6
Norton AntiVirus™
Options and Accessories
Additional AC adaptor
External battery charger
Additional full size EMR pen
Additional Li-Ion battery pack
Additional EMR stylus
Additional EMR pen with eraser
USB floppy disk drive
External USB CD-ROM
Custom tablet case
System Compliance
Microsoft® Windows® XP Tablet PC Edition
ACPI 2.0
Mobile PC 2001
DMI 2.0
One-year International Traveler's Warranty (ITW)
Quality and Reliability tests
Temperature and Humidity test
Hinge Life test
Weight and Pressure test
MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) test
Acoustics test
Free Drop test
Spill test
Electrostatic Discharge Immunity test
Keyboard Switch Life test
Shock and Vibration test
Special Tablet PC tests
Convertible Hinge Rotation test
LCD Ripple test
Stylus Holder test
Screen Supports test
Hook Durability test
LCD Scratch test
Two-way Latch Push and Slide 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. Battery life claimed above is tested with a LCD brightness of 5 nits.
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.
5. Available in selected languages.
6. ORiNOCO Client Manager is available with Acer InviLink™ 802.11b wireless LAN equipped models.
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 socalled "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.
© 2002 Acer Inc. All rights reserved. Acer, the Acer logo and TravelMate are registered trademarks of Acer Inc. Other trademarks, registered trademarks and/or service
marks, indicated or otherwise, are the properties of their respective owners.
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Regional Headquarters
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Tel: 1-408-432-6200
Fax: 1-408-922-2933
Miami, Florida
Acer Latin America, Inc.
Tel: 305-392-7000
Fax: 305-392-7161
Acer Computec Latino
America S.A. de C.V.
Tel: 525-627-9400
Fax: 525-627-9401
About Acer
Established in 1976, Acer is among the world's top ten branded PC vendors. Acer employs marketing and service operations across Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and the
Americas, supporting dealers and distributors in over 100 nations. In addition to offering a broad spectrum of IT services, Acer is also a leading innovator of e-business, providing
MegaMicro e-enabling solutions that combine IT products with a range of Micro services delivered via Acer's Mega infrastructure. For more information about Acer, please visit our
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IEEE 1394 port
Infrared (FIR) port
Type II PCMCIA CardBus slot
SmartCard interface slot
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