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Acer TravelMate TMP643-M

Acer TravelMate TMP643-M 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3" Laptop

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

Laptops of this age and type have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3. With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the Acer TravelMate TMP643-M has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 650 megahertz, the TravelMate TMP643-M has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of this age and spec is 370MHz.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Acer TravelMate TMP643-M is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Acer has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Acer TravelMate TMP643-M has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.6 gigahertz) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the TravelMate TMP643-M is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the HP ProBook 645 G1 (£609.64) (2.7GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The TravelMate TMP643-M supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. Most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. 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 amongst all portable PCs of this age and type.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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Has a Front Camera

The TravelMate TMP643-M has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the TravelMate TMP643-M.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.7 kilograms, the TravelMate TMP643-M is one of the lighter notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the TravelMate TMP643-M amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The weights of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the TravelMate TMP643-M range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo T420s (£1,388.87) (1.7kg).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Acer TravelMate TMP643-M is a three USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Narrow

The narrowest medium processor core notebook PC that is a comparable age to the TravelMate TMP643-M is 38mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. With a width of only 325 millimeters, the TravelMate TMP643-M is one of the narrower similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The TravelMate TMP643-M does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the TravelMate TMP643-M do have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The TravelMate TMP643-M has a quite small screen size (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the TravelMate TMP643-M. The screen sizes of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the TravelMate TMP643-M range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the 8470p (£674.00) (14"), or the EliteBook Folio 9480m (£1,682.50) (14") both from HP.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on 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.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (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 that were launched 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 the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Acer TravelMate TMP643-M does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0+HS Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Acer TravelMate TMP643-M

Released Over Three Years Ago

This portable PC was released over three years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The TravelMate TMP643-M has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the TravelMate TMP643-M has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the TravelMate TMP643-M.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (512GB and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Acer TravelMate TMP643-M has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the TravelMate TMP643-M.

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Average Battery Life

At 6 hours, the TravelMate TMP643-M has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the TravelMate TMP643-M.

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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
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling
Networking Standard
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
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
64-Bit Computing Architecture

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer p643, acer p643m, acer i53230, acer i53230m, acer nxv7hek008
Barcodes 04712196619381, 04712196727901

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2 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 14"
Acer TravelMate TMP643-M
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3"
£ 2,116.07
12 PCI Express Lanes (max)
16 Months Newer
4GB Bigger Internal Memory
A Lot Lighter
Hugely Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Vastly Smaller Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

ThinkPad T540 vs TravelMate TMP643-M

Lenovo ThinkPad T540 vs Acer TravelMate TMP643-M
Lenovo ThinkPad T540
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
Acer TravelMate TMP643-M
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3"
£
5,194h Longer Battery Life
Fifteen More PCI Express Lanes (max)
Significantly Bigger Battery Capacity
Nine Battery Cells
Vastly Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
One Less USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

ThinkPad X240 vs TravelMate TMP643-M

Lenovo ThinkPad X240 vs Acer TravelMate TMP643-M
Lenovo ThinkPad X240
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 12.5"
Acer TravelMate TMP643-M
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3"
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Eleven More PCI Express Lanes (max)
11.4h Longer Battery Life
27% Lighter
4.5mm Thinner
Significantly Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Smaller Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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