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Acer TravelMate TMP246-M 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Apr 2014
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The TravelMate P2 Series comes in 14", 15.6" and 17.3" sizes to meet various business needs. These notebooks pack the latest Intel Core processors1 and discrete graphics to keep you at your... More
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6 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the laptops of this spec and age the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 16GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 gigabytes, the TravelMate TMP246-M has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Acer Laptops Have Good Reviews

Acer has good average reviews for its medium processor cores portable PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other brands.

Has a Front Camera

The TravelMate TMP246-M has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the TravelMate TMP246-M.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the TravelMate TMP246-M the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the TravelMate TMP246-M has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

Most laptops of a similar spec and age to the TravelMate TMP246-M have between one and eight number of battery cellss, including the TravelMate TMP246-M which has six number of battery cellss.

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13 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Only Two Number of SATA III Connectorss

Most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the TravelMate TMP246-M have between two and three number of SATA III connectorss, including the TravelMate TMP246-M which has two number of SATA III connectorss.

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

The TravelMate TMP246-M is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of laptops of a similar age and type to the TravelMate TMP246-M is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. The TravelMate TMP246-M has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (only 950 megahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor cores portable PCs that came out around the same time as the TravelMate TMP246-M is 360MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz. The Acer TravelMate TMP246-M has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Only Two Total Number of SATA Connectorss

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between two and three total number of SATA connectorss, including the TravelMate TMP246-M which has two total number of SATA connectorss.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the TravelMate TMP246-M do not have a full-size keyboard. The TravelMate TMP246-M is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

At only 5 hours, the Acer TravelMate TMP246-M has a fairly short battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the TravelMate TMP246-M. The shortest battery life (max) of portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the TravelMate TMP246-M is 2h and the longest is 5,200h.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for 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.

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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 laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The TravelMate TMP246-M has a quite small battery capacity (only 2,500 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the TravelMate TMP246-M. The average battery capacity of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the TravelMate TMP246-M is 3,800mAh, and the battery capacitys range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The TravelMate TMP246-M does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other laptops of this age and type also do not have a touchscreen.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Acer TravelMate TMP246-M

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The TravelMate TMP246-M has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the TravelMate TMP246-M has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

We compared this laptop to all the other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs and we think the HP ProBook 640 G1 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 13 (512GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Acer TravelMate TMP246-M has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the TravelMate TMP246-M has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the TravelMate TMP246-M.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 14 inches, the Acer TravelMate TMP246-M has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the TravelMate TMP246-M.

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Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 1.7 gigahertz, the Acer TravelMate TMP246-M has a pretty typical processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the TravelMate TMP246-M.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
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)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
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 DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
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
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
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® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
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
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(1)
22 March 2015

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Long battery life
Sufficient speed in routine use
Very quiet, low waste heat
Decent microphone
Optical drive in a 14" laptop
Screen's extreme viewing angle dependency
TFT's low brightness
More interfaces would be advantageous (more USB ports)
No maintenance cover
Input devices' weak feedback and sluggishness

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer p246, p246m30y8, acer p246m, nxv9vek003, acer i34005, acer i34005u
Barcodes 00887899600920, 00887899918018, 04713147379668, 04713147745067, 05054533611498

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Four Number of SATA III Connectorss
Bigger Internal Memory
Two Times Smaller Total Storage Capacity
Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

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200MHz Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Six More Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness
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5% Heavier
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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys
Two More Number of Battery Cellss
Bigger Display Diagonal
One Less USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
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