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Acer TravelMate P2 (P257 / TMP257)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Acer TravelMate P2 (P257 / TMP257). 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 are impressed by the performance and price. The durability and size are also appreciated, but many are negative about the screen and keyboard.

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usability, keyboard, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer TravelMate P2 (P257 / TMP257) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Sven Kloevekorn (notebookcheck.net)

Acer TravelMate P257-M-56AX Notebook Review

 

Perfect thermals. No matter what we did with Acer's newcomer, the core clock rates never swayed from the specified maximum - even in battery mode. Befittingly, the TravelMate was almost perfect in terms of temperature and noise development. Can the...

large model diversity, solid, well-built casing, matter of taste: dominant textile pattern, dual-band Wi-Fi ac, nice input devices, unthrottled performance, smooth handling, 256 GB SSD, very quiet and cool, economic in idle mode, decent battery life...

sensitive for fingerprints..., ...that are difficult to remove, DVD drive installed at an angle, no maintenance without disassembling, all interfaces in front area, no backlit keyboard, mediocre TN screen, hardly suitable for gaming

Actually only the price of Acer's TravelMate P257-M-56AX has to drop a little more to secure a purchase recommendation. In our opinion, roughly 720 Euros (~$792) is acceptable and will undoubtedly be undercut in the next few months.

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:2500
Battery capacity (Watt hours):37
Battery life (max):5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera: Yes

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Small Business
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:16
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):900
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 5500
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal Memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL

Other features

Audio system:HD
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Power cord included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:45

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.7
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Broadwell
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i5-5xxx
Processor frequency:2.2
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I5-5200U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:F0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: 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): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:85212
Processor code:SR23Y
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional
Recovery operating system:Windows 8.1 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25.6
Height :2.49
Weight:2.4
Width:38.2