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Acer TravelMate 8200 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Acer TravelMate 8200 Series. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the touchpad and durability. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the keyboard, and the sound and image quality get negative opinions.

performance, portability, design, durability, touchpad

battery, price, screen, image quality, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer TravelMate 8200 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Acer TravelMate 8200 Series from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Some have doubts about the price.


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This summary is based on the products: Acer TravelMate 8204WLMi 15.4" Laptop (Intel Core Duo Processor T2500, 2 GB RAM, 120 GB Hard Drive, SuperMulti Drive)Acer TravelMate 8204WLMi 15.4" Laptop (Intel Core Duo Processor T2500, 2 GB RAM, 120 GB Hard Drive, SuperMulti Drive)

Mar, 2019

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Riyad Emeran (

Acer TravelMate 8204WLMi - Dual Core Notebook


Acer is first out of the gate with Intel's new dual core notebook platform.

The TravelMate 8104WLMi was a great notebook that showed off the Intel Sonoma platform to great effect. But the new TravelMate 8204WLMi takes notebook technology to the next level with Intel's new Napa platform. Although it may not be priced as...

Jan, 2006

Expert review by : Stephen Patrick (

Acer TravelMate 8204WLMi notebook


Intel has done away with its Pentium line of processors and in one foul swoop moved its mobile computer chips to use the new Core Duo processors. These dual-core chips offer twin cores on the one piece of silicon, which allows you to multitask far...

Fully-featured, powerful and versatile

Heavy. Expensive

Mobile dual-core processing has arrived and it's hard to imagine anyone wanting to opt for anything slower. Acer has made the right decision by making its first machine a high-end product. True, you have to pay a premium for it but there Acer has...

Feb, 2006

Expert review by : Ursula Seymour (

Acer TravelMate 8204WMLi


The TravelMate is a beautifully executed laptop, but Acer certainly charges you for the privilege of owning it. By the time you've added VAT, it breaks the £1,700 barrier, becoming more expensive than any laptop in our Power chart bar the Evesham. But...

The TravelMate is a quality laptop – it's fast and well built, and the battery life is decent. The graphics are good and attention has been paid to design details and build quality. But it's not cheap.

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Digital-Daily (

Acer TravelMate 8204WLMi


Emergence of dual-core mobile computers on the market has long been awaited impatiently. That is why the abundance of new laptop models based Centrino Duo has not caused much surprise but simply a lively interest to the year's novelties on the Russian...

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Carla Thornton (

Acer TravelMate 8200


The generously equipped Acer TravelMate 8200 packs a 120GB hard drive, a unique built-in Webcam and both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Its ExpressCard/34 slot ...

Good storage, built-in web-cam, good sized screen, Excellent performance

Ergonomic keyboard is hard to get used to, Mediocre battery performance

With a wide array of features and good performance the Travelmate 8200 is a high quality notebook with only a few minor problems.

May, 2006

Expert review by : Carla Thornton (

Acer Travelmate 8204WLMI Laptop


The generously equipped Acer TravelMate 8200 packs a 120GB hard drive, a unique built-in Webcam, and both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Its ExpressCard/34 slot accepts the small form factor, 34mm, though not the larger 54mm next-generation plug-in card. A...

Includes a built-in webcam

Disappointing battery life

Battery performance could have been better, too. The 8200's 2.8-hour battery life is a bit short for a midsize 6.6-pound notebook, but you have the option of replacing the DVD burner in the modular bay with a second battery ($179 extra). At 6.7 pounds,...

Apr, 2006

Expert review by : Stephanie Bruzzese (

Acer TravelMate 8200 review


Acer TravelMate 8200 Editor's note: In our original review, we mistakenly stated the Acer TravelMate 8200's RAM speed. The laptop ships with 533MHz RAM. We regret the error. (3/15/06)

Screaming multimedia performance; slick design; cutting-edge components; ample connectors; integrated DV camera.

Lacks multimedia controls.

From a performance perspective, the fast Acer TravelMate 8200 does Intel's new Core Duo processor proud--but its battery life didn't see much of a boost.

Feb, 2006

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Acer TravelMate 8204WLMi


The Acer TravelMate 8204WLMi performs like a true champ, thanks to the latest Intel components, cool features, and great design.

Intel Core Duo Processor. 1.3-megapixel webcam. Carbon-fiber lid. DVI-D out.

Warm around the palm rest and base.

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Jan, 2006

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by (

Acer Travelmate 8204WLMi


Stylish," "full-featured," and "cutting-edge technology" are just a few of the phrases that come to mind when looking over the Acer TravelMate 8204WLMi. Thanks to a carbon-fiber chassis, an awesome webcam, new ATI graphics, and dual-core processing...

Intel Core Duo Processor. 1.3-megapixel webcam. Carbon-fiber lid. DVI-D out

Warm around the palm rest and base

With the advent of dual-core processing, this is the best-looking and best-performing laptop to date.

Expert review by : artem1985il (

Acer TravelMate 8204WLMi Review (pics, specs)


The notebook being reviewed is one of the most popular laptops of the season -- Acer TravelMate 8204WLMi. This business desktop replacement houses the latest components -- from Intel's new Core Duo processor to ATi's Mobility Radeon X1600 GPU -- in a...

If I take everything into consideration, I am not happy with this notebook. It has too many faults for a $2500 price tag. I wish I could return it for a refund so I could buy my Sager back, but unfortunately it’s not possible. I will keep it for a...

Feb, 2006

Product Specifications

The TravelMate 8200 series is a stunning symbol of Acer's drive to provide leading professionals and businesses with the ultimate instrument to enhance mobile performance and take outbound productivity beyond conventional limits. Finished in exquisite carbon fiber, the sleek TravelMate 8200 is the first high-end business PC to offer the very latest Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology and integrated video-conference capabilities in an outstanding mix of power, style and performance.


Audio system:High Definition Audio / Sound Blaster Pro & MS Sound compatible / SoundBlaster-Pro & MS DirectSound-compatible
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:7800
Battery life (max):3.5
Number of battery cells:9
Run Time (Up To):3.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium Ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB


Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display diagonal:39.1
Display Resolution:1680 x 1050
Display response rise/fall:16

Display (Projector)

Colour Support:24-bit (16.7 million colours)
Diagonal Size:15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.1cm
Max Resolution:1680 x 1050
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon X1600
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256 / 0.5

Hard drive

Hard disk drive type:SATA


Country Kits:France/Norway/Sweden
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer TravelMate

Input Device

Type:4-way scroll button / Keyboard / Touchpad


Keyboard function keys:12
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:667MHz


Internal Memory:1 / 2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2 / 4
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 0.5 / 2 x 1
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90/ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Networking features:Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other features

Audio system:High Definition Audio / Sound Blaster Pro & MS Sound compatible / SoundBlaster-Pro & MS DirectSound-compatible
Bundled hardware:1.3MP Camera
Dimensions (WxDxH):364 x 271 x 26.3 / 364 x 271 x 38
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem type:ITU V.92 / V.92 PT
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wake-on-Ring ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11a/b/g / IEEE 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth / IEEE 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR / IEEE 802.11a/IEEE 802.11b/IEEE 802.11g/Bluetooth + VOIP

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:1 x ExpressCard/34
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: Yes
TV Out:Y
TV out port:S-Video
TV out port type:S-Video
TV out type:S-Video
TV-Out :Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:1.66GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel 945PM Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:151
Processing Die size:90
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Yonah
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™ Duo
Processor frequency:1.66 / 2
Processor front side bus:667
Processor lithography:65
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:T2500
Processor Number:T2300/T2500
Processor operating modes:32-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core Duo T2000 series
Processor Socket:Socket 478
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):31
Type:Core Duo

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: No
Intel 64: No
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor code:SL8VP
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Installed Size:1GB/2GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection type:BIOS

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:195 x 0 x 224 / 3GP, ASF, AVI, DAT, MOV, MP4, MPG, VOB, WMV / Acer Empowering Technology (eDataSecurity, eLock, ePerformance, eRecovery, eSettings, eNet, ePower, ePresentation); Acer Launch Manager, NTI CD Maker, Acer GridVista, Norton AntiVirus, CyberLink PowerDVD, Adobe Reader; PlatinumSecret suite / PB6240
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system installed:Windows XP Professional


Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Total Storage Capacity:100 / 120

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:100GB/120GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino Duo

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon X1600

Weight & Dimensions

Height :2.63 / 3.8