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Acer TravelMate TMP243-M 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Aug 2013
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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

At 3, the Acer TravelMate TMP243-M has a quite new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the TravelMate TMP243-M. The oldest PCI Express slot version of portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the TravelMate TMP243-M is 2 and the newest is 3.

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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. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops that have been available for more than two years is 370MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Acer Has Good Laptop Reviews

Acer is one of the better rated portable PC manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Acer also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the TravelMate TMP243-M range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the TravelMate TMP243-M has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the HP ProBook 645 G1 (£609.64) (2.7GHz).

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. This Acer laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook 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 comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the TravelMate TMP243-M.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The TravelMate TMP243-M has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the TravelMate TMP243-M.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the TravelMate TMP243-M, the Acer TravelMate TMP243-M has a front camera.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

Laptops of a similar type and age to the TravelMate TMP243-M have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the TravelMate TMP243-M has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to 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 the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs of this type and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Acer TravelMate TMP243-M is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Short Battery Life

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the TravelMate TMP243-M that we have assessed the battery life of, the TravelMate TMP243-M's battery life of only 3.5 hours is one of the shortest. The average battery life of comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the TravelMate TMP243-M is 24h, and the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops of a comparable 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.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the T420s (£833.00) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Acer TravelMate TMP243-M is a one USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 ports.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs that are a similar age to the TravelMate TMP243-M do not have a touch sensitive screen. The TravelMate TMP243-M is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0+HS Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Thick

At 33 millimeters, the Acer TravelMate TMP243-M is fairly thick compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Acer TravelMate TMP243-M

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC has been on the market for over three years.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The TravelMate TMP243-M has a better processor family than most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it 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 standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the TravelMate TMP243-M.

There are a number of alternative 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider including the Acer Aspire One AO725 which has better reviews.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the TravelMate TMP243-M has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the TravelMate TMP243-M.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the TravelMate TMP243-M has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the TravelMate TMP243-M has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the TravelMate TMP243-M.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Lenovo T410 (£263.99) (14.1").

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Specification

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Processor Cache
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Processor Thread
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Processor Model
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Processor Memory Clock Speed
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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)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
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Memory
Internal Memory
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Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
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Hard Drive Capacity
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Touch Sensitive Screen
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3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Optical Drive
Disc
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Built-In Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling
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
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
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Bundled Software
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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
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 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 AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
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Power
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Password Protection
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
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Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Technical Details
Display
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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, acer p243, acer p243m, nxv7baa017, 243m53234g50, 243m53234g50m, 243m53234g50mt, 243m53234g50ma, 243m53234g50mak, 243m53234g50mtk, 243m53234g50mtkk, 243m53234g50makk
Barcodes 00887899057366, 00887899275050, 03560012021525, 04712196993511, 08878990573666

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