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

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB May 2013
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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Acer TravelMate TMP253-M has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (650 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of this age and type is 370MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The average PCI Express slot version of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the TravelMate TMP253-M is 2.2. With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the TravelMate TMP253-M has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Good Brand

Medium processor core notebook PCs built by Acer have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Acer also has good ratings across its entire range.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the TravelMate TMP253-M has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the TravelMate TMP253-M is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 8470p[plb_2336447_price] (2.8GHz) which is also cheaper.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Acer TravelMate TMP253-M supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the TravelMate TMP253-M.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the TravelMate TMP253-M has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the TravelMate TMP253-M. The screen sizes of laptops of this age and spec range from 10" to 18".

Other 15.6" portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M[plb_1476372_price].

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2253146_price] (17.3") which is also higher rated.

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16.78 Million Colours Supported Number of Colours Display

This laptop has a 16.78 million colours supported number of colours display, which is the most frequently found supported number of colours display on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The TravelMate TMP253-M has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the TravelMate TMP253-M also have a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth considering one of the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2358586_price].

There are a number of other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider including the TravelMate TMP2[pl_2495067_price], or the Aspire E5-571[pl_2373206_price] both from Acer.

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Has a Front Camera

The TravelMate TMP253-M has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the TravelMate TMP253-M.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a front camera including the TravelMate TMP2[pl_2495067_price], the TravelMate TMP253-M[pl_1453625_price], or the Aspire E5-571[pl_2373206_price] all from Acer.

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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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Acer TravelMate TMP253-M is a three USB 2.0 port laptop.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the TravelMate TMP253-M the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. With a front camera resolution of 1.3 megapixels, the Acer TravelMate TMP253-M has one of the higher front camera resolutions amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

Portable PCs of this age and spec have battery recharge times of between 2h and 12h. With a battery recharge time of only 2 hours, the TravelMate TMP253-M has a quite short battery recharge time compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the TravelMate TMP253-M.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Small On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With an on-board graphics adapter memory of only 0.125 gigabytes, the TravelMate TMP253-M has a very small on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The on-board graphics adapter memory capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TravelMate TMP253-M range from 0.12GB to 4GB.

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Very Short Battery Life

The average battery life of portable PCs of this type and age is 24h. With a battery life of only 4 hours, the TravelMate TMP253-M has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the TravelMate TMP253-M.

Alternative 4h battery life notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider include the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M[plb_1476372_price] which has better reviews; or the Acer Aspire V5-431[plb_1480634_price] which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C55-A[plb_2075509_price] (4.3h and cheaper).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as 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.

Other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might want to look at include the HP ProBook 450 G1[plb_2505029_price] which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the HP EliteBook 840 G1[plb_1620817_price] (SSD) which is also 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 notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 1,066 megahertz, the TravelMate TMP253-M's memory clock speed is one of the slowest amongst laptops of a comparable age and spec to the TravelMate TMP253-M. Across all the notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the TravelMate TMP253-M the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz.

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Very Small On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the TravelMate TMP253-M have on-board graphics adapter memory of between 120MB and 2.1GB. At only 128 megabytes, the TravelMate TMP253-M has a fairly small on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the TravelMate TMP253-M, the TravelMate TMP253-M does not have a touch sensitive screen.

Other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to look at include the Asus V550CA[plb_1633423_price].

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Heavy

The average weight of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the TravelMate TMP253-M is 2.2kg. The Acer TravelMate TMP253-M is quite heavy (2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the TravelMate TMP253-M.

Other 2.6kg heavy portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include a cheaper laptop such as the Travelmate TMP253-M[pl_1481808_price], or the Aspire E5-571[pl_1530029_price] both from Acer or you might consider a better rated laptop such as the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M[plb_1476372_price].

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0+HS Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Thick

The Acer TravelMate TMP253-M is quite thick (33.2 millimeters) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the TravelMate TMP253-M. The average height of comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is 27mm, and the heights range from 2.4mm to 300mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Acer TravelMate TMP253-M

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Acer released the TravelMate TMP253-M.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The TravelMate TMP253-M has a better processor family than most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs of this age and type have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the TravelMate TMP253-M has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the TravelMate TMP253-M.

Other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at include the Acer Aspire V5-431[plb_1480634_price] which is cheaper; or the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M[plb_1476372_price] which has better reviews.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the X550CC[pl_1563968_price] (750GB and cheaper), the X550CA[pl_1598959_price] (750GB and cheaper), or the X552CL[pl_2076535_price] (750GB and cheaper) all from Asus.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the TravelMate TMP253-M has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

Other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include the Acer Aspire V5-431[plb_1480634_price] which is cheaper; or the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M[plb_1476372_price] which has better reviews.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the X550CC[pl_1563968_price] (6GB), or the X550CA[pl_1598959_price] (6GB) both from Asus or the DELL Inspiron 15R[plb_2162535_price] (6GB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Display
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Optical Drive
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Camera
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Front Camera
Networking
4G
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading 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
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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
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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Product Identifiers

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