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Acer TravelMate TMP246-M

Acer TravelMate TMP246-M 2 Core Intel Pentium 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 1.7GHz 4GB Dec 2014
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5 Reasons For

Good Brand

Acer has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range.

Has a Front Camera

The TravelMate TMP246-M has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Six Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the TravelMate TMP246-M have between two and eight battery cells, including the Acer TravelMate TMP246-M which has six battery cells.

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13 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Acer TravelMate TMP246-M is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the TravelMate TMP246-M have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other similar spec laptops that came out more than a year ago have a full-size keyboard, however the TravelMate TMP246-M does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of this spec and age. 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.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the TravelMate TMP246-M has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The processor clock speeds of similar spec laptops that were released one year ago range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Acer TravelMate TMP246-M has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than most portable PCs of this type and age. Most laptops that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TravelMate TMP246-M the processor family ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The TravelMate TMP246-M is a two processor thread notebook PC.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the TravelMate TMP246-M range from 1MB to 6MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the TravelMate TMP246-M has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the TravelMate TMP246-M, the TravelMate TMP246-M does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 2,500 milliamperes * hour, the TravelMate TMP246-M has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the TravelMate TMP246-M. The battery capacities of similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the TravelMate TMP246-M range from 37mAh to 8,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,600mAh.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TravelMate TMP246-M have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the TravelMate TMP246-M which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Thick

The TravelMate TMP246-M is fairly thick (30.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the TravelMate TMP246-M. The thinnest laptop that was released more than a year ago is 11mm thick and the thickest is 2,400mm.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Acer TravelMate TMP246-M

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Acer released the TravelMate TMP246-M.

Average Battery Life

At 9 hours, the TravelMate TMP246-M has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the TravelMate TMP246-M.

If this notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire S7 (9.5h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The TravelMate TMP246-M has a pretty standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TravelMate TMP246-M.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 (508GB).

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Acer TravelMate TMP246-M has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the TravelMate TMP246-M.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the TravelMate TMP246-M has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the TravelMate TMP246-M.

There are a number of other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at including the Asus D550MA which has better reviews.

If this Acer laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the HP Pavilion 14-ab166us ($624.99) (6GB).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the TravelMate TMP246-M has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the TravelMate TMP246-M.

If this Acer laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 (15.5").

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height At Front
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(1)
22 March 2015

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Long battery life
Sufficient speed in routine use
Very quiet, low waste heat
Decent microphone
Optical drive in a 14" laptop
Screen's extreme viewing angle dependency
TFT's low brightness
More interfaces would be advantageous (more USB ports)
No maintenance cover
Input devices' weak feedback and sluggishness

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers tmp246mp4, tmp246mp4d, tmp246mp4dp, acer tmp246mp4, acer tmp246mp4d, acer tmp246mp4dp
Barcodes 00887899959424, 08878999594242
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