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Acer TravelMate TMP243-M

Acer TravelMate TMP243-M Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 500GB Dec 2012
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The Acer TravelMate P243-M puts you ahead of the field with robust productivity, manageability, security and reliability. The clean design is a workplace head-turner, and eco-friendly features are... More
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4 Reasons For

Acer Laptops Have Good Reviews

Laptops produced by Acer generally have good reviews compared to other brands.

Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.3 gigahertz, the TravelMate TMP243-M has one of the faster processor frequencys amongst portable PCs of this age. The processor frequencys of laptops of this spec and age range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor frequency is 1.9GHz.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The TravelMate TMP243-M has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards which is better than the 802.11b wi-Fi standards found on most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC also have an 802.11a and 802.11g wi-Fi standards.

An 802.11n wi-Fi standards is actually the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TravelMate TMP243-M.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The TravelMate TMP243-M is a six number of battery cells portable PC.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops that were launched more than two years ago, the Acer TravelMate TMP243-M does not have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Acer TravelMate TMP243-M does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth noting that most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the TravelMate TMP243-M also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The TravelMate TMP243-M does not have a touchscreen, although this is within the context that most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the TravelMate TMP243-M also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Acer TravelMate TMP243-M is a one USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the TravelMate TMP243-M have between one and three USB 3.0 ports.

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Only L3 Processor Cache

The Acer TravelMate TMP243-M has a better processor cache level than most laptops of this age and spec. This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, whereas most notebook PCs of this spec and age have a L2 processor cache.

A L3 processor cache is actually the best processor cache level amongst all portable PCs of this type and age.

A L2 processor cache is the worst processor cache level amongst similar types of laptop.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Acer TravelMate TMP243-M

Released Over Four Years Ago

This laptop has been on the market for over four years.

Intel Core I3-2xxx Processor Family

The TravelMate TMP243-M has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family which is better than the AMD E processor family found on most laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The TravelMate TMP243-M has a relatively typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Average Weight

At 2.2 kilograms, the Acer TravelMate TMP243-M has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the HP ProBook 4540s[plb_1463033_price] (2.3kg).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the TravelMate TMP243-M has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Acer TravelMate TMP243-M has a fairly typical display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the TravelMate TMP243-M.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 14" laptops currently available including the HP ProBook 6460b[plb_1427749_price] which has better reviews.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on laptops of this spec and age. 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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Specification

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ExpressCard Slot
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Operating System Architecture
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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
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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 acer p243, acer p243m
Barcodes 04712196618186

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