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Acer TravelMate TMP243-M 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB May 2013
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8 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 200MHz to 650MHz. The Acer TravelMate TMP243-M has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the TravelMate TMP243-M.

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Acer Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Acer medium processor cores notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs Acer is one of the superior brands.

Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

At 2.5 gigahertz, the TravelMate TMP243-M has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The processor frequencys of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz.

We compared all the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed laptops to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T420[plb_1562255_price] is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The TravelMate TMP243-M supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. In addition, this Acer notebook 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 notebook PCs of this age and type.

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the TravelMate TMP243-M, the TravelMate TMP243-M has a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The TravelMate TMP243-M is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC.

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Quite Short Battery Life (max)

When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago that we have checked, the battery life (max) of the TravelMate TMP243-M of only 3.5 hours is one of the shortest. The battery life (max)s of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 2h to 5,200h.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the TravelMate TMP243-M, the Acer TravelMate TMP243-M does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age 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.

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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 typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The TravelMate TMP243-M is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago, the TravelMate TMP243-M does not have a touchscreen.

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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 cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Acer TravelMate TMP243-M

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Acer released the TravelMate TMP243-M.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The TravelMate TMP243-M has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Acer TravelMate TMP243-M has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the TravelMate TMP243-M.

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Average Weight

The TravelMate TMP243-M has a pretty typical weight (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the TravelMate TMP243-M has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the TravelMate TMP243-M.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 14 inches, the Acer TravelMate TMP243-M has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the TravelMate TMP243-M.

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Specification

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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Networking
Cabling Technology
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Technical Details
Display Type

Expert Reviews

16 October 2012

If you?re in the market for a no-nonsense travel-ready notebook you can take with you on any business-related trip where data input, web browsing, and typing in general are your game, the Acer... Read more…

23 February 2013

Ausgestattet ist das Acer TravelMate P243-M mit einem Core i3 mit 2,4 Gigahertz, vier Gigabyte Arbeitsspeicher und einer Intel Graphics HD 3000 Grafikkarte. Weiterhin wird eine Bildschirmdiagonale... Read more…

Solid chassis
Comfortable keyboard
High build quality
Good battery life
Display not very bright
Low contrast
Port location

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers tmp243, tmp243m, 243m6625, acer p243, nxv7baa016, acer p243m, 243m33114g50, 243m33124g50, 243m33114g50m, 243m33124g50m, 243m33114g50ma, 243m33124g50ma, 243m33114g50mak, 243m33124g50mak, tmp243m33124g50, 243m33114g50makk, 243m33124g50makk, tmp243m33124g50m, tmp243m33124g50ma, tmp243m33124g50mak, tmp243m33124g50makk
Barcodes 00887899057304, 00887899127441, 04712196793470, 04712196867805, 08878990573048

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