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Acer TravelMate TMP255-MP
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Acer TravelMate TMP255-MP 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Dec 2013
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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the TravelMate TMP255-MP, the Acer TravelMate TMP255-MP's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1.7GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.9GB.

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Acer Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 2,666 expert and user reviews for Acer portable PCs and found that on average Acer has good ratings. We also found that Acer has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The TravelMate TMP255-MP supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of this type and age. Most portable PCs of this age and spec support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Acer notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the TravelMate TMP255-MP.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TravelMate TMP255-MP range from 10" to 18". The TravelMate TMP255-MP has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the TravelMate TMP255-MP.

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2253142_price] (17.3").

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Has a Front Camera

The Acer TravelMate TMP255-MP has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago also have a front camera.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

Laptops of this age and type have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. The TravelMate TMP255-MP has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable 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 frequently found operating system architecture on portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The TravelMate TMP255-MP is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the TravelMate TMP255-MP have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The TravelMate TMP255-MP has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the TravelMate TMP255-MP do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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17 Reasons Against

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

The TravelMate TMP255-MP is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the TravelMate TMP255-MP has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Acer TravelMate TMP255-MP has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,000 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of this spec and age have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the TravelMate TMP255-MP have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the TravelMate TMP255-MP has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The TravelMate TMP255-MP does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the TravelMate TMP255-MP do have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type. 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 you are looking for a laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the TravelMate TMP255-MP range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the TravelMate TMP255-MP has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Asus PU551LA[plb_2579155_price] (1.8GHz).

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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 the most commonly found display resolution on laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Acer TravelMate TMP255-MP has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the TravelMate TMP255-MP. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the TravelMate TMP255-MP range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,700mAh. At only 2,500 milliamperes * hour, the TravelMate TMP255-MP has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the TravelMate TMP255-MP.

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Heavy

The weights of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the TravelMate TMP255-MP range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. The TravelMate TMP255-MP is one of the heavier similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the TravelMate TMP255-MP (2.6 kilograms) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad L540[plb_2122801_price] (2.5kg).

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the Acer TravelMate TMP255-MP which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the TravelMate TMP255-MP has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the TravelMate TMP255-MP. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the TravelMate TMP255-MP is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 25GB. The TravelMate TMP255-MP has one of the smaller maximum internal memories (only 16,384 megabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 180GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. The TravelMate TMP255-MP has a fairly small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TravelMate TMP255-MP.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Acer TravelMate TMP255-MP

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Acer TravelMate TMP255-MP has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the TravelMate TMP255-MP has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the TravelMate TMP255-MP.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] (512GB and higher rated).

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Average Battery Life

At 5.5 hours, the TravelMate TMP255-MP has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If this portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite C50D[plb_2457380_price] (5.75h).

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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
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
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
4G
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
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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 Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers tmp255, tmp255m, tmp255mp, 255mp6686
Barcodes 00012302563848, 00887899525896, 04713147186952, 08878995258964

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L540 vs TravelMate TMP255-MP

Lenovo L540 vs Acer TravelMate TMP255-MP
Lenovo L540
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6"
Acer TravelMate TMP255-MP
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 668.30
Longer Battery Life
Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
50% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
8GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
A Lot Slower Hard Drive Speed
5.6mm Thicker

L540 vs TravelMate TMP255-MP

Lenovo L540 vs Acer TravelMate TMP255-MP
Lenovo L540
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
Acer TravelMate TMP255-MP
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 600.00
50% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
8GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
50% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
19% Thicker
30g Heavier

X1 Carbon vs TravelMate TMP255-MP

Lenovo X1 Carbon vs Acer TravelMate TMP255-MP
Lenovo X1 Carbon
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Acer TravelMate TMP255-MP
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
£ 2,116.07
1.3kg Lighter
Four More Battery Cells
One More USB 3.0 Port
Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
0.26GB Smaller Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
14% Slower Processor Clock Speed
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