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Acer Travelmate P253-m

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews of Acer Travelmate P253-m. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the size and battery. The portability and price are also appreciated. Many are critical about the durability. Comments are divided on the energy efficiency.

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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 P253-m is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Stephanie Bruzzese (cnet.com)

Acer TravelMate 4060

 

This midsize laptop offers good performance at a low price, but it's marred by supershrimpy battery life.

Inexpensive; respectable performance; well-designed case; big, wide-aspect display; comfortable keyboard.

Very short battery life; limited connectors; lacks business-level security features; limited tech-support hours.

The midsize Acer TravelMate 4060 tells a generally compelling story with its price, performance, design, and features, but when it comes to battery life, its tale turns to one of woe.

Feb, 2006

Expert review by : Stephanie Bruzzese (cnet.com)

Acer TravelMate TM3002WTCi review: Acer TravelMate TM3002WTCi

 

Acer TravelMate TM3002WTCi

Lightweight case; fast performance; includes two batteries for extended life; wide keyboard; three USB 2.0 ports.

Lacks the latest security features; no port replicator included; tiny mouse buttons; limited tech-support hours.

An inexpensive business ultraportable, the TravelMate TM3002WTCi offers an appealing design, plus lots of speed and battery life, but it lacks some security features and support niceties.

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : Brian Nadel (cnet.com)

Acer TravelMate 3200

 

The TravelMate 3200, Acer's first credible entry into the crowded thin-and-light category, is neither the thinnest nor the lightest corporate notebook around, but it covers all the essentials at the right price. The fully loaded configuration we tested...

Reasonable price; decent performance; adequate battery life; high-end graphics card for a thin-and-light; classy and light design.

Badly placed Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on/off switches; only one year of warranty protection.

The Acer TravelMate 3200 hits the mainstream business market dead center, delivering performance and features in a portable, well-priced package.

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Brian Nadel (cnet.com)

Acer TravelMate 8000 review: Acer TravelMate 8000

 

Acer TravelMate 8000

More than five hours of battery life; Bluetooth and Wi-Fi; three-in-one flash-card reader; good performance.

AC adapter needs three-prong outlet; one-year warranty.

An excellent assortment of features and long battery life combine to make the Acer TravelMate 8000 a good thin-and-light, but it's a half step behind the best on performance.

May, 2004

Expert review by : Anirudh Regidi (tech.firstpost.com)

Acer TravelMate P449 review: A sensible, understated design marred by a poor display unit

 

The Acer TravelMate P449 is meant to be a workhorse of a device for a working professional or a student. Does it fit the bill? Let's find out

At Rs 44,000, the laptop is a decent buy. If it wasn’t for the screen, I’d blindly recommend this to anyone who asks for a laptop in this price range.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Tobias Winkler (notebookcheck.net)

Review Acer Travelmate 8472TG Notebook

 

Desktop to go. Das 14,1" This business notebook comes with a matt

Solid case with a robust surface; Matte display with good brightness; Hybrid technology gives the user the choice between battery life and performance; Long runtimes with Intel HD; Good system performance; Relatively light weight, including DVD burner;...

Awkward interface arrangement; No eSata or USB 3.0; No digital monitor output; Low contrast screen with pale colors; No higher resolutions as 1366 x 768 are selectable with the GT330M; Constantly running fan, loud when overloaded; Slow hard drive

Hybrid technology aside, there are currently no notebooks other than the Acer offering a combination of matte 14.1" display and a relatively high-performing graphic card. With lower-performing graphics, one could perhaps consider the Toshiba Tecra M10,...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : heov (NotebookReview.com)

Acer TravelMate 4011WLCi Review (pics, specs)

 

The Acer TravelMate 4011WLCi is a mid-range Intel Centrino laptop with a budget price. It sports a 15.4" widescreen WXGA LCD and weighs just under 6.2lbs. Following is a full review of this laptop.

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Asher Moses (cnet.com.au)

Acer TravelMate 3010

 

Superb performance for an ultra-portable. Great battery life. Small and lightweight. Six-cell and three-cell batteries included.

Screen is dark and drab. Bluetooth/Wi-Fi switches are too loose. DVD drive is external. Proprietary Acer software is annoying.

Acer's cheap and cheerful thin-and-light feels more like a high-end offering thanks to its stellar performance and battery life.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Stephanie Bruzzese (cnet.com.au)

Acer TravelMate 4060

 

This midsize laptop offers good performance at a low price, but it's marred by supershrimpy battery life.

Inexpensive; respectable performance; well-designed case; big, wide-aspect display; comfortable keyboard.

Very short battery life; limited connectors; lacks business-level security features; limited tech-support hours.

The midsize Acer TravelMate 4060 tells a generally compelling story with its price, performance, design, and features, but when it comes to battery life, its tale turns to one of woe.

Feb, 2006

Expert review by : Stephanie Bruzzese (cnet.com.au)

Acer TravelMate TM3002WTCi review: Acer TravelMate TM3002WTCi

 

Acer TravelMate TM3002WTCi

Lightweight case; fast performance; includes two batteries for extended life; wide keyboard; three USB 2.0 ports.

Lacks the latest security features; no port replicator included; tiny mouse buttons; limited tech-support hours.

An inexpensive business ultraportable, the TravelMate TM3002WTCi offers an appealing design, plus lots of speed and battery life, but it lacks some security features and support niceties.

Jun, 2005

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HDA
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400 / 6000 / 9000
Battery capacity (Watt hours):66
Battery life (max):10 / 3.5 / 4 / 8
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6 / 9

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:WEEE
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Industrial / Enterprise, Small Business
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:35.6 / 39.6
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type: No
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / nVidia GeForce 310M
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200 / 1250 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard layout:Alphanumeric / QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

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

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS / 4.0 / 4.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW / DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW
LightScribe:No / Yes
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD / HDA
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:Intel / nVidia
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Internal modem: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Weight:2.54

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Power cord included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Power cord included: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:65 / 90

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):19 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 29
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Y / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1 / 21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600 / 800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM65 Express / Intel HM77 Express / Intel QM77 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processing Die size:81
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 2.9 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.6
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:1.9 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.53 / 2.6 / 2.9
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:1005M / I3-2348M / i3-3110M / I5-2410M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I5-460M / I7-3520M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron 1000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1023 / BGA1288 / PGA988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:J1 / K0 / L1 / P0
System bus rate:2.5 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 90

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32 / 45
Idle States:Y / Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / Y
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):No / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):No / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):No / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:1005M / 52224 / 64893 / 65700 / 65708 / 72056 / 74542 / 75193
Processor code:SLC22 / SR0MU / SR0N0 / SR0N2 / SR0WX / SR103
Processor package size:31 / 34 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / N / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office Starter, Bing Bar, Windows Live Essentials / Microsoft Office Starter\nBing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials
Operating System Architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
Recovery operating system:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Storage Media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 320 / 500

Technical Details

Display Type:LCD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:24.5 / 24.9 / 25.3 / 25.4
Height :3.1 / 3.3 / 3.32 / 3.4 / 3.46
Height (front):2.54
Height (rear):3.1 / 3.32
Weight:2.2 / 2.4 / 2.54 / 2.6 / 2.78
Width:34.2 / 34.5 / 37.7 / 38.1 / 38.2