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Acer TravelMate 8471

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of Acer TravelMate 8471. 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. Views about the design and performance are overall positive. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer TravelMate 8471 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Laptopfreak (laptop-review.eu)

Acer TravelMate TM8471 - Time is money

 

Here we are again, warming up these cold days with a review of another Timeline from well known Acer. This time we will be putting the 8471 model through our tests. The particular configuration offers a 14 inch display, Intel's SU7300 at 1.3 GHz, 3 GB...

Very mobile ; Good display ; Simple design ; Good battery life

Too much unnecessary software that requires registration ; Low processor performance

The Acer TM8471 is a decent computer for the student or traveller in that it offers a long battery life and does not take up too much space. The computer is simple in its design and thus physically user friendly. In addition it has an optical drive...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Thomas McKinnon (techsmart.co.za)

Acer Travelmate Timeline 8471

 

Acer\'s new range of Travelmate Timeline notebooks are the picture of innovation. With low voltage processors, nifty cooling systems and multi-gesture controls they are high-end business machines.

The Timeline 8471 is a highend business device built for mobility.

The multigesture trackpad needed to be bigger.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Felix Sold (notebookcheck.net)

Review Acer TravelMate 8471 Timeline Notebook

 

A very long-lasting Travelmate? With the TravelMate range, Acer o ...

Robust case ; Simple but timeless Timeline design ; High battery life ; Non-reflective display surface ; Good computing performance in the office field ; Mini PCI Express slot ; Fairly low noise development ; Docking port and fingerprint scanner

Standard software configuration ; Windows Vista ; Non optimal port distribution ; Small scope of delivery

The long battery life of over ten hours, the good work velocity despite the energy savings hardware configuration and the slim Timeline design

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : HardwareCentral (hardwarecentral.com)

Acer TravelMate 8471 Timeline Review

 

If the TravelMate's screen is first-rate, so is its keyboard: It's full-sized (in fact, the A through apostrophe keys span an eighth of an inch more than our desktop keyboard's 8 inches), with the Ctrl and Delete keys in their proper bottom left and...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (enterprisemobiletoday.com)

Notebook Review: Acer TravelMate 8471

 

TravelMate is a venerable trademark; it dates back to Texas Instruments' line of business notebooks, which Acer acquired in 1997. (Pause for the oldest old-timers to wax nostalgic about the TI 99/4.) Timeline is a label Acer started using last year to...

Apple is said to be including NFC capabilities in the iPhone 5 this fall.

Feb, 2010

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer Travelmate Timeline 8471-944G32Mn

 

Great size and weight for travelling with. Screen is just the right size, not too small so that you have to scroll all the while or strain to read text. Light on the shoulder. Laptop is quick and battery life excellent, no need to carry the charger if...

Case shows finger prints.

Jul, 2010

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer TravelMate Timeline 8471-353G25MN

 

Great overall product - weight, size and battery life are just what I was looking for at a good price.

Can't think of any

Jul, 2010

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer Travelmate Timeline 8471-733G25

 

An great all rounder that provides excellent business performance and usability. Keyboard feels solid and keys are spaced out enough that there is no miss-keying.

None so far!

Jun, 2010

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer TravelMate Timeline 8471-353G25MN

 

Great overall product - weight, size and battery life are just what I was looking for at a good price

Can't think of any

Jun, 2010

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Acer Travelmate Timeline 8471-733G25

 

Longer battery backup...light and thin

Apr, 2010
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Connections:Line In /Line Out /Mic In
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / High Definition Audio
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Sound Card:High Definition Audio/High-Definition Audio

Battery

Battery Capacity:5600
Battery life (max):12 / 8 / 8.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6 / 9

Camera

Front Camera: No
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Certification:- Wi-Fi\n- ACPI 3.0\n- Mobile PC 2002\n- DMI 2.0\n- EPEAT Silver\n- GS / - Wi-Fi\n- ACPI 3.0\n- Mobile PC 2002\n- DMI 2.0\n- EPEAT Silver\n- GS Zertifizierung / - Wi-Fi\n- ACPI 3.0\n- Mobile PC 2002\n- DMI 2.0\n- EPEAT Silver\n- GS Zertifizierung\n / -Wi-Fi,\n-ACPI 3.0,\n-Mobile PC 2002,\n-DMI 2.0,\n-EPEAT Silver,\n-GS. / -Wi-Fi.\n-ACPI 3.0.\n-Mobile PC 2002.\n-DMI 2.0.\n-EPEAT Silver.\n-GS. / -Wi-Fi\n-ACPI 3.0\n-Mobile PC 2002\n-DMI 2.0\n-EPEAT Silver\n-GS / Wi-Fi, ACPI 3.0, Mobile PC 2002, DMI 2.0, EPEAT Silver,\nGS
Energy Star certified: Yes

Connections

Bluetooth: Yes
Built-in 3G: No
HDMI Outputs: None
Memory Card Reader: Yes
Network Card: Yes
USB Ports:3
VGA (D-sub):1
WLAN: Yes
WLAN Standard:802.11a/b/g/n

Control

Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Mouse/Click Device:Touchpad

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200
Display diagonal:35.6 / 35.8
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Glossy/N/A
HD type: No
LED Backlight: Yes
Screen Resolution:1366x768
Screen Size:14/14 in/14.1 in
Screen Type:TFT / LED/TFT LED
Swivel Screen: No
Touch Screen: No
Touchscreen: No

Drives

Dual Layer: Yes
Optical Drive:DVD-RW / -RAM / CD-RW/DVD-RW/CD-RW

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.0625 / 0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobilty Radeon HD 4330 / Intel GMA 4500M / Intel GMA 4500MHD / No / UMA
Graphic Card Memory Size:64MB/N/A
Graphics Card:Intel GMA 4500MHD
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.631 / 1.759 / 1.792 / 2.304
Multiple GPU: No

Internal

CPU Number:SU3500/SU7300/SU9400
CPU Speed:1.3 GHz/1.4/1.4 GHz
CPU Type:Intel Core 2 Duo/Intel Core 2 Solo
Hard Drive Size:250/250 GB/320 GB/500 GB
Hard Drive Type:HDD
Internal Memory:3072/3072 MB/4096 MB
Memory Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2 Processor Technology/Intel Centrino Processor Technology/N/A

Keyboard

Keyboard euro key:1
Keyboard function keys:10
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Number of keyboard cursor keys:4
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Measures

Dimensions (HxWxD):29.6341.9x235 mm/29.6x341.9x235/29.6x341.9x235 mm
Weight:1.93/1.93 kg
Weight (lb):4.25/4.26 lb

Memory

Internal Memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, WWAN, WPAN, Wi-Fi/WiMAX
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

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

Other features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / High Definition Audio
BIOS memory:64
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Intel
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Memory bus:64
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11 b/g/n / 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N / 802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65
Battery performance:62.16

Power source

Battery Time:8 hrs/8.5/8.5 hrs
Battery Type:Lithium Ion/Lithium Ion 6-Cell

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):7
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel GS45 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Number of Processors Supported:1
Processing Die size:107
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Solo
Processor frequency:1.3 / 1.4
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:SU7300 / SU9400
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo SU9000 series
Processor Socket:BGA956
Processor threads:2
Stepping:R0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
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 Identity Protection 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 Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
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® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:36697
Processor code:SLGS6
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE4
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes

Related

Environmental Label:EU Energy Star
Integrated Webcam: Yes
Miscellaneous:1 YEAR WARRANTY/One-year International Travellers Warranty (ITW)

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / N
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Password protection type:BIOS

Software

Bundled software:- Acer Crystal Eye\n- Acer GridVista\n- Acer Assist\n- Acer Bio-Protection\n- Acer Backup Manager\n- Acer PowerSmart Manager\n- Acer Launch Manager\n- Acer eRecovery Management\n- Adobe Reader\n- Adobe Flash Player\n- Google Toolbar\n- Google Desktop\n- eSobi\n- Office Ready\n- Windows Live Essentials / -Acer Crystal Eye,\n-Acer GridVista,\n-Acer Assist,\n-Acer Bio-Protection,\n-Acer Backup Manager,\n-Acer PowerSmart Manager,\n-Acer Launch Manager,\n-Acer eRecovery Management,\n-Acer 3G Connection Manager,\n-Adobe Reader,\n-Adobe Flash Player,\n-Google Toolbar,\n-Google Desktop,\n-eSobi,\n-Office Ready,\n-Windows Live Essentials. / -Acer Crystal Eye.\n-Acer GridVista.\n-Acer Assist.\n-Acer Bio-Protection.\n-Acer Backup Manager.\n-Acer PowerSmart Manager.\n-Acer Launch Manager.\n-Acer eRecovery Management.\n-Adobe Reader.\n-Adobe Flash Player.\n-Google Toolbar.\n-Google Desktop.\n-eSobi.\n-Office Ready.\n-Windows Live Essentials. / 150 x 145 x 100 / 312 x 95 x 312 / Acer Crystal Eye, Acer GridVista, Acer Assist, Acer Bio-Protection, Acer Backup Manager, Acer PowerSmart Manager, Acer Launch Manager, Acer eRecovery Management, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player, Google Toolbar, Google Desktop, eSobi, Office Ready, Windows Live Essentials / Acer Crystal Eye, Acer GridVista, Acer Assist,\nAcer Bio-Protection, Acer Backup Manager, Acer PowerSmart Manager, Acer Launch Manager, Acer eRecovery Management, Acer 3G Connection Manager, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player,\nGoogle Toolbar, Google Desktop, eSobi, Office Ready,\nWindows Live Essentials / Acer Crystal Eye\nAcer GridVista, Acer Assist\nAcer Bio-Protection\nAcer Backup Manager\nAcer PowerSmart Manager\nAcer Launch Manager\nAcer eRecovery Management\n / Acer Crystal Eye\nAcer GridVista\nAcer Assist\nAcer Bio-Protection\nAcer PowerSmart Manager\nAcer Launch Manager,Acer eRecovery Management\nAdobe Reader\nAdobe Flash Player\nGoogle Toolbar\nGoogle Desktop\neSobi\nWindows Live Essentials / AVI, ASF, MKV, MP4, 3GPP, PS, TS, RMVB, FLV, DivX 3.11, DivX 4.x, DivX 5.1, DivX 6.0, XviD; H.264, H263, MPEG-4 SP, MPEG-4 ASP, Motion JPEG, Windows Media Video v9, MPEG2, MPEG1, RV3.0/RV4.0 / ЕС
Extra Software:Acer Crystal Eye, Acer GridVista, Acer Assist, Acer Bio-Protection, Acer Backup Manager, Acer PowerSmart Manager, Acer Launch Manager, Acer eRecovery Management, Acer 3G Connection Manager, (only on 3G models), McAfee Internet Security Suite 60-day trial version, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player, Google Toolbar, Google Desktop, eSobi, Office Ready, Windows Live Essentials/Acer Crystal Eye, Acer GridVista, Acer Assist, Acer Bio-Protection, Acer Backup Manager, Acer PowerSmart Manager, Acer Launch Manager, Acer eRecovery Management, McAfee Internet Security Suite 60-day trial version, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player, Google Toolbar, Google Desktop, eSobi, Office Ready, Windows Live Essentials/Acer Crystal Eye, Acer GridVista, Acer Backup Manager, Acer Bio-Protection, Acer PowerSmart Manager, Acer Launch Manager, Acer eRecovery Management, Acer 3G Connection Manager (only on 3G models), McAfee Internet Security Suite 60-day trial version, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player, Google Toolbar, Google Desktop, eSobi,
Operating System:Windows 7 Professional/Windows Vista Business
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Home Premium
Optional operating system supplied:Windows XP Professional
Trial software:- McAfee Internet Security Suite / -McAfee Internet Security Suite. / Internet Security Suite / McAfee Internet Security Suit / McAfee Internet Security Suite / McAfee Internet Security Suite\nOffice Ready

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 320 / 500

Type

Platform:PC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23.5 / 25.3
Height (front):2.59
Height (rear):2.96
Weight:1.93 / 1.95
Width:34.2