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Acer TravelMate TMP243-M

Acer TravelMate TMP243-M Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 500GB Dec 2012
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The Acer TravelMate P243-M puts you ahead of the field with robust productivity, manageability, security and reliability. The clean design is a workplace head-turner, and eco-friendly features are... More
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4 Reasons For

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Acer laptops have an average rating of 78 out of 100, which is in the top 65% of all notebook PC manufacturers that we have analysed.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The TravelMate TMP243-M has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.3 gigahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.9GHz.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the HP ENVY 15[plb_2964573_price] (2.4GHz), or the Lenovo Y70[plb_2964651_price] (2.5GHz).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Acer TravelMate TMP243-M has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11b WiFi standard found on most laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it. This portable PC also have an 802.11a and 802.11g WiFi standard.

This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard across all laptops of this type and age.

The worst Wi-Fi standard across similar types of portable PC is 802.11a.

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Six Battery Cells

The TravelMate TMP243-M has more battery cells than most of the portable PCs of this age and type. Most of the similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the TravelMate TMP243-M only have between two and five battery cells, however this portable PC has six battery cells.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Acer TravelMate TMP243-M does not have a front camera, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TravelMate TMP243-M also do not have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The TravelMate TMP243-M does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The TravelMate TMP243-M does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the TravelMate TMP243-M also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only L3 Processor Cache

The TravelMate TMP243-M has a better processor cache level than most similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, whereas most laptops of a similar age and type to it have a L2 processor cache.

A L3 processor cache is in fact the best processor cache level amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst processor cache level is L2.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Acer TravelMate TMP243-M

Released Over Four Years Ago

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

Intel Core I3-2xxx Processor Family

The Acer TravelMate TMP243-M has a better processor family than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an AMD E processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the TravelMate TMP243-M has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the TravelMate TMP243-M.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the TravelMate TMP243-M has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Acer TravelMate TMP243-M has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the TravelMate TMP243-M.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the TravelMate TMP243-M has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the TravelMate TMP243-M.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 14" laptops and we think the HP ProBook 6460b[plb_1427749_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the HP Pavilion 15-g094sa[plb_2964471_price] (15").

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops 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.

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Specification

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Processor
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
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
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Built-In Camera
Networking
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
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Battery
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Packaging Data
Cable Included

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 acer p243, acer p243m
Barcodes 04712196618186

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See How Other Laptops Compare to the Acer TravelMate TMP243-M

Lenovo Y70 vs Acer TravelMate TMP243-M

Lenovo Y70 vs Acer TravelMate TMP243-M
Lenovo Y70
Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.5GHz 16GB 256GB ssd 17.3"
Acer TravelMate TMP243-M
Intel Core i3-2xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
£ 315.00
Hugely Bigger Internal Memory
Bigger Processor Cache
One More USB 3.0 Port
Seven Months Newer
One Less USB 2.0 Port
Significantly Smaller Total Storage Capacity

ProBook 4540s vs TravelMate TMP243-M

HP ProBook 4540s vs Acer TravelMate TMP243-M
HP ProBook 4540s
2 core Intel Core i3-3xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
Acer TravelMate TMP243-M
Intel Core i3-2xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14"
£ 479.99
Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
1.6" Bigger Screen Size
Faster Processor Clock Speed
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