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Acer TravelMate TMP243-M
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Acer TravelMate TMP243-M 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Jul 2013
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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the TravelMate TMP243-M has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the TravelMate TMP243-M the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Acer Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Acer has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Acer TravelMate TMP243-M has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The processor clock speeds of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the TravelMate TMP243-M range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2.5GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T420 (£229.90).

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T410 (£263.99) (2.53GHz), or the HP Probook 450 (2.6GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The TravelMate TMP243-M supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable 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 have been available for a comparable time to the TravelMate TMP243-M.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This notebook PC has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is the most frequently found supported number of colours display on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The TravelMate TMP243-M has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the TravelMate TMP243-M.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The TravelMate TMP243-M has a quite big maximum internal memory (32,768 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TravelMate TMP243-M is 25GB, and the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The TravelMate TMP243-M is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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11 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the TravelMate TMP243-M have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the TravelMate TMP243-M which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Quite Short Battery Life

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the TravelMate TMP243-M have battery lifes of between 2h and 4,400h. With a battery life of only 3.5 hours, the Acer TravelMate TMP243-M has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the TravelMate TMP243-M.

If this portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo G50-70 (4h).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Acer TravelMate TMP243-M does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. 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.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include 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 typical of many similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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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 notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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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 portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the TravelMate TMP243-M have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the TravelMate TMP243-M, the TravelMate TMP243-M does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0+HS Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of this type and age.

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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 around for more than two years amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The heights of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 2.4mm to 300mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Acer TravelMate TMP243-M

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The TravelMate TMP243-M has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The TravelMate TMP243-M has a fairly typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Acer TravelMate TMP243-M has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the TravelMate TMP243-M.

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Average Internal Memory

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

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Asus X550CC (£335.00) (6GB).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the TravelMate TMP243-M has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar 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 Lenovo T410 (£263.99) (14.1").

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Specification

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Form Factor
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Product Type
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Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
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
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)
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
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
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board 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
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Camera
Built-In Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling
Networking Standard
Bluetooth Version
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
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
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 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
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
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 Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
WiFi Certification
Technical Details
Display
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
64-Bit Computing Architecture
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers tmp243, tmp243m, 243m6625, acer p243, nxv7baa016, acer p243m, 243m33114g50, 243m33124g50, 243m33114g50m, 243m33124g50m, 243m33114g50ma, 243m33124g50ma, 243m33114g50mak, 243m33124g50mak, tmp243m33124g50, 243m33114g50makk, 243m33124g50makk, tmp243m33124g50m, tmp243m33124g50ma, tmp243m33124g50mak, tmp243m33124g50makk
Barcodes 00887899057304, 00887899127441, 04712196793470, 04712196867805, 08878990573048

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