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Acer TravelMate TMP253 2 Core Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 2.4GHz 4GB Nov 2013
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Acer TravelMate Laptop P253 Review
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Review: Acer TravelMate P253-E-B9604G50Mnks [ German/Deutsch ]

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Average Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including notebookcheck.net and notebookjournal.de the average expert rating of this notebook PC is 76 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

One Acer TravelMate TMP253 reviewer who reviewed the Acer TravelMate TMP253 reckoned that it was good value for money. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net gave it a score of 4 stars and said “Acer introduces a new range of affordable office laptops based on Windows 8 to the market with the TravelMate P253 series” in their review of the Acer TravelMate TMP253.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz. The TravelMate TMP253 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencys (650 megahertz) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Acer has good average ratings for its medium processor cores portable PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range.

Quite Big Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of medium processor cores portable PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 10" to 18". With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the TravelMate TMP253 has one of the bigger display diagonals amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

We compared all the other 15.6" notebook PCs to this laptop and we think the X550LA[pl_2093068_price], and the X550CA[pl_1598926_price] both from Asus or the Acer Travelmate TMP255-M[plb_1603361_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger display diagonal then you might want to consider the G700[pl_2506283_price] (17.3"), or the G70-70[pl_2586092_price] (17.3") both from Lenovo or the Asus X75A[plb_2093197_price] (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Front Camera

The TravelMate TMP253 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the TravelMate TMP253 also have a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL 13[plb_1304263_price], the Lenovo G500[plb_2433548_price], or the Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B[plb_2436601_price].

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on laptops of this type and age.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The TravelMate TMP253 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity laptop. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the TravelMate TMP253 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

Most laptops of this type and age have between one and eight number of battery cellss, including the TravelMate TMP253 which has six number of battery cellss.

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AC Cables Included

This laptop has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included on laptops of this type and age.

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15 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 medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The TravelMate TMP253 is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes laptop.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the TravelMate TMP253 is 26h, and the battery life (max)s range from 2h to 5,200h. With a battery life (max) of only 4 hours, the Acer TravelMate TMP253 has a fairly short battery life (max) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the TravelMate TMP253.

Alternative 4h battery life portable PCs currently available which you might also want to look at include the Satellite Pro C50-A[pl_1974688_price], or the L870[pl_1474571_price] both from Toshiba or the DELL Latitude 3330[plb_1732926_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a longer battery life (max) then you might also want to consider the Satellite C50-B[pl_2715413_price] (4.3h), or the Satellite C50-B[pl_2396364_price] (4.3h) both from Toshiba which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago, the Acer TravelMate TMP253 does not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL 13[plb_1304263_price], the Lenovo S540[plb_2433540_price], or the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2421269_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. 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.

Alternative portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Pavilion 15[pl_2369326_price], or the ENVY 15[pl_2369879_price] both from HP or the Toshiba L850-1L4[plb_1320414_price].

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the Lenovo T420s[plb_48433_price] (SSD), the DELL Latitude 14 7000[plb_2497173_price] (SSD), or the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2539577_price] (SSD) which is also higher rated.

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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 laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The TravelMate TMP253 has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the TravelMate TMP253 the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T420s[plb_48433_price], the HP ZBook 17[plb_1621559_price], and the Asus X200CA[plb_1619872_price] is also worth considering.

If this Acer portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Satellite L55T[pl_2447693_price] (6GB and higher rated), or the Satellite Pro C70-B[pl_2715806_price] (6GB and higher rated) both from Toshiba or the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2529926_price] (6GB and higher rated).

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The TravelMate TMP253 has a better processor family than most medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. This Acer portable PC has an Intel Pentium processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The processor family of all portable PCs of this type and age ranges from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7 (best).

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Only Two Processor Threadss

Most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the TravelMate TMP253 have between two and three processor threadss, including the TravelMate TMP253 which has two processor threadss.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the TravelMate TMP253 range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB. At only 2 megabytes, the TravelMate TMP253 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The TravelMate TMP253 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a touchscreen.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a touchscreen which you might also want to consider including the S400CA-CA035H[pl_1465624_price], or the UX303LA[pl_2395850_price] both from Asus or the DELL Vostro 14 5000[plb_2428081_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Acer TravelMate TMP253 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the TravelMate TMP253. The average maximum internal memory of portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TravelMate TMP253 is 12GB.

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Heavy

At 2.6 kilograms, the Acer TravelMate TMP253 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the TravelMate TMP253. Similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 240g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 2.6kg heavy portable PCs and we think the G580[pl_1969819_price], and the G500[pl_1991254_price] both from Lenovo or the Acer Travelmate TMP253-E[plb_1481291_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0+HS bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Acer TravelMate TMP253

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this medium processor cores laptop was released.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.4 gigahertz, the TravelMate TMP253 has a pretty typical processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2.4GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the B590[pl_2054610_price], or the L540[pl_1622998_price] both from Lenovo or the Samsung NP350V5C[plb_1522756_price].

If you are looking for a faster processor frequency then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook E734[plb_2326634_price] (2.5GHz), the Lenovo L540[plb_2215215_price] (2.5GHz), or the Medion AKOYA P6647[plb_2170060_price] (2.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the TravelMate TMP253 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the TravelMate TMP253.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude E6540[plb_2084742_price], the Acer Aspire V5-472P[plb_1573458_price], or the Toshiba Satellite Pro C50-A[plb_1599095_price].

If this medium processor cores laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the ThinkPad W550[pl_2783796_price] (508GB), or the ThinkPad X1 Carbon[pl_2719740_price] (512GB) both from Lenovo or the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2680097_price] (508GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
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)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
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
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
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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
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
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
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
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)
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 (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

Expert Reviews

(5)
16 December 2012

Acer Travelmate P253-M Acer's TravelMate P253-M is not a "laptop for everyone" - but that is not possible anyway. However, it should satisfy the requirements of most users since it has enough...

21 December 2012

El equipo profesional de Acer TravelMate P253 es un portátil pensado para ofrecer una serie de características equilibradas, dentro de un precio realmente competitivo. Los 425 euros que cuesta... Read more…

27 November 2013

Die 15,6-Zoll-Notebooks unter 500 Euro sind günstige, aber leistungsfähige Desktop-Replacements, mit denen man trotzdem noch mobil unterwegs sein kann. Wir testen vier der gehobenen... Read more…

21 February 2013

Das Acer TravelMate P253-MG-53234G50Maks macht nichts besonders gut, aber auch nichts besonders schlecht. Es ist ein Notebook ohne besondere Ausstattung oder Leistung. Ein Notebook ohne Wow-Effekt...

6 February 2013

Ausgestattet ist das Acer TravelMate P253-M mit einem Core i3 mit 2,2 Gigahertz Taktfrequenz und immerhin vier Gigabyte DDR3-RAM. Außerdem befindet sich eine Festplatte mit 500 Gigabyte... Read more…

User Reviews

(4)
Reviewed 2 October 2013 by Linda Boal
(Verified Purchase)

Just a brilliant, lightweight, fast, easy to use machine! So pleased with what it has to offer!!! What more can I say!!

Reviewed 29 November 2015 by Robert quarry
(Verified Purchase)

Love it...

Reviewed 23 August 2013 by Marion kobessen
(Verified Purchase)

I just received the Acer Travel Mate with Windows 7 Professional. After opening the box, and not even having taken out the laptop it self I see there in Windows 8 installed on it!!! This is NOT... Read more…

Reviewed 15 December 2013 by M. N. Walsh

I came here looking for comments on the Acer Travelmate B113-E which is the product listed and which local information says is *dual-boot* Windows 7 / Windows 8 How come therefore both reviews are... Read more…

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Barcodes 04712196793098

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