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Acer TravelMate TMP2

Acer TravelMate TMP2 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Jun 2014
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Good Brand

Medium processor core notebook PCs manufactured by Acer have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Acer also has good ratings across its entire range.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The TravelMate TMP2 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Acer portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the TravelMate TMP2.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Acer TravelMate TMP2 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TravelMate TMP2.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the TravelMate TMP253-M[pl_1545000_price], the Aspire E5-571[pl_2373206_price], and the Aspire E5-571[pl_2358586_price] all from Acer which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The TravelMate TMP2 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the TravelMate TMP2 also have a front camera.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think because of it's better review score, the TravelMate TMP253-M[pl_1545000_price], the TravelMate TMP253-M[pl_1453625_price], and the Aspire E5-571[pl_2373206_price] all from Acer is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the TravelMate TMP2 which has three USB 2.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on portable PCs of this age and type.

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16 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

This laptop received an expert rating of 66 out of 100 from Chip.de.

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

Most laptops of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Acer TravelMate TMP2 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Very Short Battery Life

The average battery life of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the TravelMate TMP2 is 24h, and the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h. The TravelMate TMP2 has a quite short battery life (only 4 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the TravelMate TMP2.

Other 4h battery life laptops currently available which you might want to consider include the TravelMate TMP253-M[pl_1453625_price], or the TravelMate TMP253-M[pl_1545000_price] both from Acer or the Lenovo G50-70[plb_2441501_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the M30-70[pl_2558008_price] (5h), or the G70-70[pl_3375260_price] (5h) both from Lenovo or the HP 15[plb_2656558_price] (4.5h) which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the Pavilion 15 TouchSmart[pl_2418547_price], or the ProBook 450 G1[pl_2505029_price] both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 15R[plb_1385146_price].

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the HP EliteBook 840 G1[plb_1620817_price] (SSD), the Toshiba TECRA Z40[plb_2041288_price] (SSD), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2055821_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the TravelMate TMP2 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. The Acer TravelMate TMP2 has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 1.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the TravelMate TMP2.

We compared all the other 1.6GHz processor clock speed portable PCs to this portable PC and we think the EliteBook 820 G1[pl_1872474_price], and the Pavilion 15[pl_2353204_price] both from HP or the DELL Inspiron 15R[plb_2162535_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 15 3542[plb_2497766_price] (1.7GHz), the HP 250[plb_2554130_price] (1.7GHz), or the Lenovo YOGA 500[plb_2981274_price] (1.7GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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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 the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Acer TravelMate TMP2 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The TravelMate TMP2 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the Asus V550CA[plb_1633423_price], the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa[plb_2964572_price], or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2504289_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Acer TravelMate TMP2 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 4GB and 32GB.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the TravelMate TMP2 is one of the heavier notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TravelMate TMP2 amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of this age and spec have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.6kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including the Travelmate TMP253-M[pl_1476372_price], the Travelmate TMP253-M[pl_1481808_price], or the TravelMate TMP253-M[pl_1545000_price] all from Acer which has better reviews.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Acer TravelMate TMP2 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of laptops of this age and spec range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the TravelMate TMP2 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Notebook PCs of this age and spec have maximum internal memories of between 8.1GB and 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 25GB. The TravelMate TMP2 has one of the smallest maximum internal memories (only 16,384 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0+HS Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Acer TravelMate TMP2

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Acer TravelMate TMP2 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this laptop to all the other 15.6" notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL Inspiron 15R[plb_1385146_price], the Lenovo B590[plb_2211424_price], and the HP Pavilion 15[plb_2353204_price] is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Lenovo G70-70[plb_3375260_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Acer TravelMate TMP2 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the TravelMate TMP2.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo G50-70[plb_2492959_price], the HP ProBook 450[plb_2325919_price], or the DELL Vostro 3560[plb_2034239_price].

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2523550_price] (1TB), the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2569084_price] (1TB), or the Asus X555LA[plb_2590385_price] (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

The TravelMate TMP2 has a relatively average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo G50-70[plb_2492959_price], the HP ProBook 450[plb_2376206_price], and the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2011147_price] is also worth considering.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2504289_price] (8GB), the DELL Latitude 12 5000[plb_2517764_price] (8GB), or the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2520092_price] (8GB) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Recovery Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(4)
24 July 2015

The Acer TravelMate P256-M isn't very exciting, but this inexpensive laptop is good enough for everyday computing...

Good battery life and performance
Windows 7
Matte screen
Wealth of ports, decent keyboard, positive security additions
Various configurations are available
Keyboard needs improvement
Low resolution screen
Not easily upgradeable yourself
Heavy and bulky design, dull screen, unresponsive trackpad
Very expensive

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God ergonomi
Godknda prestanda
Mycket bra batteritid
Lgupplst bildskrm
Bara en usb 3port
Inte billigast i klassen
14 May 2014

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Matte screen
Runs very quietly
24 month warranty
Good application performance
No USB 3.0
Battery life could be better
5 March 2014

Das Acer TravelMate P255-M-54204G50Mnkk eweist sich sich im Test als gut verarbeiteter Business-Laptop zum fairen Preis. Dank ULV-Core-i5 schafft es bis 8:18 Stunden Laufzeit, das entspiegelte...

Good businesstype keyboard
Build quality mostly pleasing
Fast enough for the daily workload
Solides, hochwertiges Gehuse
Sehr leise
Display suffers from low brightness and low viewing angle stability
Graphics performance could be better
Better port selection would be desirable (for example DVI or additional UBS ports)
Schwache Rechenleistung
Display hat starke Schwchen beim Blickwinkel und bei der Helligkeit

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 7 March 2014 by JAN C.
(Verified Purchase)

Win 7!

Came with Windows 7 Pro installed I didn't expect this but I am happy about it. I still haven't really gotten on board with Win 8. The package mentions that Win 7 is available due to downgrade right,
All hardware works as advertised

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer p253, acer p253m, acer i53230, acer i53230m, acer win7win8
Barcodes 04713147414116

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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 1,799.98 £389.98
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