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Acer Extensa EX2508
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Acer Extensa EX2508 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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8 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

On average Acer medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings as do all portable PCs built by Acer.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 290MHz. The Extensa EX2508 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (311 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Extensa EX2508 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Extensa EX2508. Similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Extensa EX2508 have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

There are a number of other 1TB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the DELL Vostro 15.

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Has a Front Camera

The Extensa EX2508 has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Extensa EX2508 also have a front camera.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Extensa EX2508 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst laptops of this age. The average hard drive capacity of laptops of a similar type and age to the Extensa EX2508 is 690GB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Extensa EX2508 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Extensa EX2508 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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20 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Extensa EX2508 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 792 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Extensa EX2508 is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

When compared to other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Extensa EX2508, the maximum processor memory bandwidth of the Extensa EX2508 of only 21.32 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest. Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 21GB/s to 35GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Acer Extensa EX2508 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than a year ago. Comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Extensa EX2508 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 8GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Extensa EX2508 use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the Extensa EX2508 which uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most laptops of this type and age have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Extensa EX2508 which has four PCI Express lanes (max).

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Acer Extensa EX2508 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Extensa EX2508 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

Most notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Extensa EX2508 have between two and three SATA connectors, including the Extensa EX2508 which has two SATA connectors.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Extensa EX2508 have a full-size keyboard, however the Acer Extensa EX2508 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Extensa EX2508 has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. Most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Extensa EX2508 the processor family ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Heavy

The Acer Extensa EX2508 is fairly heavy (2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Extensa EX2508. Across all the similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Extensa EX2508 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Extensa EX2508 is 3.1MB, and the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB. With a processor cache of only 1 megabyte, the Extensa EX2508 has one of the smallest processor caches amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Extensa EX2508 have between two and three processor threads, including the Acer Extensa EX2508 which has two processor threads.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Extensa EX2508 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Extensa EX2508 is a three battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other laptops that have been available for more than a year have between two and eight battery cells.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Acer Extensa EX2508 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Extensa EX2508 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Extensa EX2508 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. The Extensa EX2508 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.58 gigahertz, the Extensa EX2508 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Extensa EX2508. The average maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Extensa EX2508 is 2.9GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Thick

At 26.1 millimeters, the Extensa EX2508 is fairly thick compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The heights of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Extensa EX2508 range from 11mm to 2,400mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Acer Extensa EX2508

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this medium processor core notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Acer Extensa EX2508 has a pretty typical processor clock speed (2.16 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Extensa EX2508.

Alternative 2.16GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Asus D550MA.

If this Acer laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo B50-80 (£295.00) (2.2GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Acer Extensa EX2508 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Extensa EX2508.

If this Acer notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (£1,210.04) (12GB).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Extensa EX2508 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Extensa EX2508.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Lenovo Z70-80 (£321.00) (17.3").

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 7 hours, the Acer Extensa EX2508 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Extensa EX2508.

If you want a laptop with a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T440p (£792.25) (7.4h).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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