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Acer TravelMate TMP253 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Jun 2013
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13 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the Acer TravelMate TMP253 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the TravelMate TMP253 is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

At 3, the TravelMate TMP253 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The oldest PCI Express slot version of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the TravelMate TMP253 is 2 and the newest is 3.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago range from 200MHz to 650MHz. The TravelMate TMP253 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the TravelMate TMP253.

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Acer Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 2,666 owner and expert reviews, Acer has good ratings for its laptops. Acer also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other brands.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the TravelMate TMP253 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the TravelMate TMP253. The slowest processor clock speed of laptops of a comparable age and type to the TravelMate TMP253 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

There are a number of alternative 2.6GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the HP Probook 450.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 8470p (£299.90) (2.8GHz and cheaper).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Acer TravelMate TMP253 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of this age and spec. This Acer portable PC 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 amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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

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Very High Front Camera Resolution

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago, the front camera resolution of the Acer TravelMate TMP253 of 1,280 megapixel is one of the highest. Similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TravelMate TMP253 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

Most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TravelMate TMP253 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the TravelMate TMP253 which has three USB 2.0 ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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10 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The TravelMate TMP253 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the TravelMate TMP253 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the TravelMate TMP253 have a front camera, however the TravelMate TMP253 does not have a front camera.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a front camera to this portable PC and we think the TravelMate TMP253-M, the TravelMate TMP253-M, or the TravelMate TMP2 (£389.98) all from Acer is also worth considering.

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Very Short Battery Life

The average battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 24h, and the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h. The TravelMate TMP253 has one of the shorter battery lifes (only 4.5 hours) amongst laptops of this age.

We compared all the other 4.5h battery life laptops to this portable PC and we think the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the G70-70 (5h), or the M30-70 (5h) both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Satellite C50D (5.75h) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The TravelMate TMP253 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the TravelMate TMP253 do have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the TravelMate TMP2 (£389.98), the TravelMate TMP253-M, or the Aspire E5-571 (£389.99) all from Acer is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the HP ProBook 450 G1 which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 840 G1 (SSD and cheaper).

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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 similar spec portable PCs that have been around for 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 typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Acer TravelMate TMP253 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the TravelMate TMP253 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think the Asus V550CA (£379.99) is also worth considering.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Thick

The thinnest laptop of this age and type is 2.4mm thick, the thickest is 300mm, and the average height is 27mm. With a height of 33.2 millimeters, the Acer TravelMate TMP253 is one of the thicker notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the TravelMate TMP253 amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Acer TravelMate TMP253

Released Over Three Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over three years.

Average Screen Size

The TravelMate TMP253 has a fairly average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 15.6" portable PCs currently available including the Acer Aspire E5-571, or the Asus X550CC (£335.00) which is cheaper.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 17 (£437.58) (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Acer TravelMate TMP253 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the Acer TravelMate TMP253 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the TravelMate TMP253.

Other 2.5kg heavy laptops currently available that you might also want to consider include the HP 250 G1 which is cheaper.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the ProBook 4540s (2.5kg), or the Probook 650 (£445.00) (2.5kg) both from HP.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Acer TravelMate TMP253 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the TravelMate TMP253.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including the Lenovo B590, or the HP 250 G1 which is cheaper.

If this Acer laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the X550CA (750GB), or the X552CL (£315.00) (750GB) both from Asus which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Acer TravelMate TMP253 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the TravelMate TMP253.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory laptops to this laptop and we think the Lenovo B590, and the HP 250 G1 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15R (6GB and cheaper), or the Asus V550CA (£379.99) (6GB and cheaper); or the DELL Vostro 3560 (£329.00) (6GB and higher rated).

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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
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Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Expert Reviews

(5)
16 December 2012

Acer Travelmate P253-M Acer's TravelMate P253-M is not a "laptop for everyone" - but that is not possible anyway. However, it should satisfy the requirements of most users since it has enough...

21 December 2012

El equipo profesional de Acer TravelMate P253 es un portátil pensado para ofrecer una serie de características equilibradas, dentro de un precio realmente competitivo. Los 425 euros que cuesta... Read more…

27 November 2013

Die 15,6-Zoll-Notebooks unter 500 Euro sind günstige, aber leistungsfähige Desktop-Replacements, mit denen man trotzdem noch mobil unterwegs sein kann. Wir testen vier der gehobenen... Read more…

21 February 2013

Das Acer TravelMate P253-MG-53234G50Maks macht nichts besonders gut, aber auch nichts besonders schlecht. Es ist ein Notebook ohne besondere Ausstattung oder Leistung. Ein Notebook ohne Wow-Effekt...

6 February 2013

Ausgestattet ist das Acer TravelMate P253-M mit einem Core i3 mit 2,2 Gigahertz Taktfrequenz und immerhin vier Gigabyte DDR3-RAM. Außerdem befindet sich eine Festplatte mit 500 Gigabyte... Read more…

User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 2 October 2013 by Linda Boal
(Verified Purchase)

Just a brilliant, lightweight, fast, easy to use machine! So pleased with what it has to offer!!! What more can I say!!

Reviewed 29 November 2015 by Robert quarry
(Verified Purchase)

Love it...

Reviewed 23 August 2013 by Marion kobessen
(Verified Purchase)

I just received the Acer Travel Mate with Windows 7 Professional. After opening the box, and not even having taken out the laptop it self I see there in Windows 8 installed on it!!! This is NOT... Read more…

Reviewed 15 December 2013 by M. N. Walsh

I came here looking for comments on the Acer Travelmate B113-E which is the product listed and which local information says is *dual-boot* Windows 7 / Windows 8 How come therefore both reviews are... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer p253, acer p253m, acer i53230, acer i53230m, acer win7win8

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