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Acer TravelMate TMP246-M 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Apr 2014
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The TravelMate P2 Series comes in 14", 15.6" and 17.3" sizes to meet various business needs. These notebooks pack the latest Intel Core processors1 and discrete graphics to keep you at your... More
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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The TravelMate TMP246-M has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Acer medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all laptops Acer is one of the superior brands.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Acer TravelMate TMP246-M supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the TravelMate TMP246-M.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The TravelMate TMP246-M has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The TravelMate TMP246-M has a quite big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. The average maximum internal memory of laptops of a similar age and type to the TravelMate TMP246-M is 12GB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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12 Reasons Against

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

The TravelMate TMP246-M is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Acer TravelMate TMP246-M has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the TravelMate TMP246-M. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1,100MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The TravelMate TMP246-M does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the TravelMate TMP246-M do have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Short Battery Life

The TravelMate TMP246-M has one of the shorter battery lifes (only 5 hours) amongst portable PCs of this age. The battery lifes of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 2h to 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook 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.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (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 typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 2,500 milliamperes * hour, the TravelMate TMP246-M has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the TravelMate TMP246-M. Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the TravelMate TMP246-M the battery capacities range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,700mAh.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Acer TravelMate TMP246-M is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The TravelMate TMP246-M does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The TravelMate TMP246-M has a better processor cache level than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This portable PC has a L2 processor cache, whereas most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it have a L3 processor cache.

This laptop's processor cache level (L2) is in fact the worst processor cache level across all laptops of a comparable age and type to the TravelMate TMP246-M.

A L3 processor cache is the best processor cache level amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The TravelMate TMP246-M is a four battery cell count notebook PC.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Acer TravelMate TMP246-M

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The TravelMate TMP246-M has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the TravelMate TMP246-M has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the TravelMate TMP246-M.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo B590[plb_2211424_price].

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (512GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

The TravelMate TMP246-M has a relatively standard weight (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the TravelMate TMP246-M.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the TravelMate TMP246-M has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite L50t[plb_2654704_price] (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Acer TravelMate TMP246-M has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Acer TravelMate TMP246-M has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the X551CA[pl_2452241_price] (1.8GHz), or the UX31E[pl_2640626_price] (1.8GHz) both from Asus.

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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
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
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete 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
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
DC-In Jack
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
HDMI Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
Performance
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 Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage 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
Embedded Options Available
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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 Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(1)
22 March 2015

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Long battery life
Sufficient speed in routine use
Very quiet, low waste heat
Decent microphone
Optical drive in a 14" laptop
Screen's extreme viewing angle dependency
TFT's low brightness
More interfaces would be advantageous (more USB ports)
No maintenance cover
Input devices' weak feedback and sluggishness

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer p246, p246m30y8, acer p246m, nxv9vek003, acer i34005, acer i34005u
Barcodes 00887899600920, 00887899918018, 04713147379668, 04713147745067, 05054533611498

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