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Acer TravelMate TMP253 2 Core Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 4GB Nov 2013
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Acer TravelMate Laptop P253 Review
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Review: Acer TravelMate P253-E-B9604G50Mnks [ German/Deutsch ]

15 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including notebookcheck.net and notebookjournal.de this notebook PC has an overall expert rating of 76 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

One Acer TravelMate TMP253 reviewer who purchased it thought it was good value for money. Notebookcheck.net said in their review of this laptop four years ago “Acer introduces a new range of affordable office laptops based on Windows 8 to the market with the TravelMate P253 series”.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The TravelMate TMP253 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (32 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of laptops that came out more than two years ago range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. At 650 megahertz, the TravelMate TMP253 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the TravelMate TMP253.

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Acer Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Based on 2,666 user and expert reviews, Acer has good reviews for its portable PCs. Acer also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other manufacturers.

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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 most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC 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 notebook PCs of this age and spec.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the TravelMate TMP253 is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the TravelMate TMP253 has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 15.6" portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think the Asus X550LA, the Acer Aspire V5-571, and the Lenovo G580 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the X75A (17.3"), or the X751LN (17.3") both from Asus or the DELL Inspiron 17 5748 (£285.60) (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Front Camera

The Acer TravelMate TMP253 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the TravelMate TMP253.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available that you might want to look at including the Pavilion 15-n096sa, or the EliteBook 820 both from HP or the Fujitsu LifeBook E744 which has better reviews.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The TravelMate TMP253 is a three USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the TravelMate TMP253 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32,768 megabytes, the TravelMate TMP253 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the TravelMate TMP253. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TravelMate TMP253 the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB.

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Six Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs of this age and type have between one and eight battery cells, including the TravelMate TMP253 which has six battery cells.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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16 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

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

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Very Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 4 hours, the TravelMate TMP253 has one of the shorter battery lifes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The shortest battery life of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the TravelMate TMP253 is 2h, the longest is 4,400h, and the average battery life is 24h.

We compared this laptop to all the other 4h battery life portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Aspire E1-570, and the Aspire V3-771 both from Acer or the Toshiba Satellite C855 is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a laptop with a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Satellite C50-B (4.3h and higher rated), or the Satellite C50-A (4.3h and higher rated) both from Toshiba.

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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 portable PCs of this type and age do have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth considering alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Envy Touchsmart 15-j023sa, or the ProBook 450 both from HP or the DELL Precision M2800.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the EliteBook 850 (£426.58), or the EliteBook Folio 9480m both from HP or the Toshiba Satellite Pro L850 which has better reviews.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the T420s (£972.00) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo or the Fujitsu LifeBook E554 (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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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 the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TravelMate TMP253 the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. The TravelMate TMP253 has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T420s (£972.00), the Acer Aspire V3-731, and the DELL Latitude E6430 is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Satellite C55-B (6GB), or the Satellite E45-B (6GB) both from Toshiba or the Lenovo G700 (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Acer TravelMate TMP253 has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. The processor family of all notebook PCs of this age and type ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have between two and three processor threads, including the TravelMate TMP253 which has two processor threads.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

The average cache memory of laptops of a similar age and spec to the TravelMate TMP253 is 3MB. The TravelMate TMP253 has a quite small cache memory (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the TravelMate TMP253.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the TravelMate TMP253 is 2.9MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the TravelMate TMP253 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the TravelMate TMP253.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the TravelMate TMP253 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The TravelMate TMP253 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might also want to consider including the Acer Aspire E1-571, the Asus UX303LA, or the Toshiba Satellite L50t-B which is also higher rated.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.6 kilograms, the TravelMate TMP253 is quite heavy compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the TravelMate TMP253. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

Other 2.6kg heavy laptops currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Aspire E1-571, or the TravelMate TMP253-M both from Acer or the Toshiba Tecra A50.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the TravelMate TMP253 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the TravelMate TMP253. Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the TravelMate TMP253 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Acer TravelMate TMP253 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 180GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0+HS Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer TravelMate TMP253

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

The TravelMate TMP253 has a fairly standard processor clock speed (2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

There are a number of other 2.4GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Acer TravelMate TMP243-M, the Asus F55C, or the HP Probook 4340s.

If you want a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Edge E530c (2.5GHz), or the ThinkPad E440 (2.5GHz) both from Lenovo or the HP ZBook 15 (2.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the TravelMate TMP253 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the TravelMate TMP253.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude E6540, the Asus S200E, or the Acer Aspire V3-731.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Acer TravelMate TMP236-M (508GB), the HP ZBook 14 (512GB), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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Camera
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WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
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SmartCard Slot
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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 HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
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Intel Virtualization 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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