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Acer Travelmate TMP246-M
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Acer Travelmate TMP246-M 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Apr 2014
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Acer notebook PCs and also specifically for Acer medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Acer had good ratings.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Travelmate TMP246-M supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of this spec and age. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of this spec and age.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Travelmate TMP246-M has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Travelmate TMP246-M.

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Has a Front Camera

The Travelmate TMP246-M has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Travelmate TMP246-M also have a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Travelmate TMP246-M has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 12GB.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on portable PCs of this age and type.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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12 Reasons Against

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

The Travelmate TMP246-M is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. 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 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Travelmate TMP246-M has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Travelmate TMP246-M.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Travelmate TMP246-M range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Acer Travelmate TMP246-M has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Travelmate TMP246-M range from 4GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Acer Travelmate TMP246-M has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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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 comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it. 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.

If you want a laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Travelmate TMP246-M have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz. At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Travelmate TMP246-M has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Travelmate TMP246-M.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1.7GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire E1-532.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 17R (1.8GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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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 the most commonly found display resolution on laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 3,700mAh. With a battery capacity of only 2,500 milliamperes * hour, the Acer Travelmate TMP246-M has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Travelmate TMP246-M is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Travelmate TMP246-M does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Travelmate TMP246-M also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on laptops of this type and age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Acer Travelmate TMP246-M

Released Over Two Years Ago

Acer released the Travelmate TMP246-M over two years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Acer Travelmate TMP246-M has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Travelmate TMP246-M.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (512GB).

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Average Weight

At 2.3 kilograms, the Travelmate TMP246-M has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Travelmate TMP246-M.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Asus X550CA (2.3kg).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Travelmate TMP246-M has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

If this laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite L50t (6GB) which also has a higher rating.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Travelmate TMP246-M.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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 p246m55, p246m55k, acer p246, p246m55kb, acer p246m, acer i54210, acer i54210u
Barcodes 00887899600937, 04713147379675, 04713392005312
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