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Acer TravelMate TMP243-M
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Acer TravelMate TMP243-M 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB Aug 2013
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12 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 notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the TravelMate TMP243-M have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. The TravelMate TMP243-M has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (650 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Acer Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 2,666 user and expert reviews, Acer has good reviews for its portable PCs. Acer also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs compared to other manufacturers.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The TravelMate TMP243-M supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the TravelMate TMP243-M.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This laptop has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is the most frequently found supported number of colours display on comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the TravelMate TMP243-M, the TravelMate TMP243-M has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The TravelMate TMP243-M has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the TravelMate TMP243-M.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Six Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and eight battery cells, including the TravelMate TMP243-M which has six battery cells.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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12 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Acer TravelMate TMP243-M is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the TravelMate TMP243-M have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the TravelMate TMP243-M which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Quite Short Battery Life

The shortest battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 2h and the longest is 4,400h. With a battery life of only 3.5 hours, the TravelMate TMP243-M has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If this notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Latitude 3330 (4h).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as 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.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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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 frequently found display resolution on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Only One Built-In Speaker

Most notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and three built-in speakers, including the Acer TravelMate TMP243-M which has one built-in speaker.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The TravelMate TMP243-M is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the TravelMate TMP243-M have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Acer TravelMate TMP243-M does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the TravelMate TMP243-M also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Windows 7 Professional Recovery Operating System

The TravelMate TMP243-M has a better recovery operating system than most portable PCs of this age and type. This notebook PC has a Windows 7 Professional recovery operating system, whereas most portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a Windows 8 recovery operating system.

This portable PC's recovery operating system (Windows 7 Professional) is actually the worst recovery operating system across all laptops of this spec and age.

A Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system is the best recovery operating system across similar types of portable PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Thick

With a height of 34.1 millimeters, the TravelMate TMP243-M is one of the thicker medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TravelMate TMP243-M amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the TravelMate TMP243-M the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Acer TravelMate TMP243-M

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Acer released the TravelMate TMP243-M.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Acer TravelMate TMP243-M has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the TravelMate TMP243-M.

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Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Acer TravelMate TMP243-M has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than most laptops that were launched more than two years ago. Most laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the TravelMate TMP243-M has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the TravelMate TMP243-M has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the TravelMate TMP243-M.

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Average Internal Memory

The TravelMate TMP243-M has a fairly average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Screen Size

The TravelMate TMP243-M has a relatively standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TravelMate TMP243-M.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the T410 (£263.99) (14.1"), or the L540 (£600.00) (15") both from Lenovo.

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Specification

Features
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Docking Station
Processor
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Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
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
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Line-In Port
TV Out Port
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
S/PDIF Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit 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 My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading 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 FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Handheld Remote Control
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

Expert Reviews

16 October 2012

If you?re in the market for a no-nonsense travel-ready notebook you can take with you on any business-related trip where data input, web browsing, and typing in general are your game, the Acer... Read more…

23 February 2013

Ausgestattet ist das Acer TravelMate P243-M mit einem Core i3 mit 2,4 Gigahertz, vier Gigabyte Arbeitsspeicher und einer Intel Graphics HD 3000 Grafikkarte. Weiterhin wird eine Bildschirmdiagonale... Read more…

Solid chassis
Comfortable keyboard
High build quality
Good battery life
Display not very bright
Low contrast
Port location

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers tmp243, tmp243m, 243m6694, acer p243, nxv7beg012, acer p243m, 243m33114g50, 243m33114g50m, 243m33114g50mi, 243m33114g50ma, 243m33114g50mt, 243m33114g50mtk, 243m33114g50mik, 243m33114g50mak, 243m33114g50mikk, 243m33114g50makk, 243m33114g50mtkk, travelmatep243m33, travelmatep243-m-33
Barcodes 00886541799418, 00886541802385, 00887899275043, 04712196476274, 04712196538354, 04712196993504

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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
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2 core Intel Core i3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
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ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs TravelMate TMP243-M

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 14"
Acer TravelMate TMP243-M
2 core Intel Core i3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
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Eleven More PCI Express Lanes (max)
14.54mm Thinner
Lighter
Smaller Maximum Internal Memory
Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

X1 Carbon vs TravelMate TMP243-M

Lenovo X1 Carbon vs Acer TravelMate TMP243-M
Lenovo X1 Carbon
2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 1.5GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 14"
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2 core Intel Core i3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
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