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Acer Travelmate 2430 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of Acer Travelmate 2430 Series. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and usability. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the keyboard, while comments are divided on the screen.

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Consumer review by: Blown_65 (newegg.com)

Blown_65

 

I purchased another 256mb of ddr so I don't know how well it performs "stock."

Small, lightweight, very attractive styling, excellent brand name, I love the screen size, and you can't beat the price. It will do anything you want it to... schoolwork, internet, music, dvd's, and even some some light gaming

Keyboard a little weird... only 256mb of ram

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: Mike (newegg.com)

Good specs, bad engineering, bad support

 

In disbelief - read for yourself the story of my own Acer Woes and avoid them for yourself.

Acer makes very nice laptops on the surface, the specifications and feature set is great. However there is a major problem

I own two pieces of Acer Hardware, my travelmate and an accompanying LCD monitor. Both suffer from poor engineering. The laptop DVD burner burnt out in the first 8 months, and the LCD cannot be separated from its base though the manual claims that i...

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Great Notebook

 

I have been building PC's for 10 years, this is my first laptop however.

Great price for what you get, I bought this based on other reviews, added the 1 gig of RAM (PNY 333) and it runs great. Right when you boot up, you are prompted to make backups, takes 4 CD's. This marks my first laptop and I couldn't be happier. Also,...

It could have had a firewire or serial port, but they were probably limited on connection space

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: cas51580 (newegg.com)

Acer TravelMate TM2434WLMi NoteBook Intel Celeron M 380(1.60GHz) 15.4" Wide XGA 512MB Memory DDR333 60GB HDD DVD±R/RW SiS Mirage

 

I would shell out the extra $xxx and get the acer travelmate 4070. It's well worth it.

Good notebook. Cheapest one they have that has xp pro. Lowest price I've seen

Cheapest one they have with xp pro. Doesn't come with much

Jul, 2006

Product Specifications

The TravelMate 2000 series is ideal for professional users from small and medium sized corporations along with mobile self-employed users looking for a fully featured and reliable mobile multimedia work instrument that provides both, flexible and comprehensive communication facilities. It is also the perfect companion for outbound mobile corporate sales and service environments.

Audio

Audio system:Sound Blaster Pro & MS Sound compatible
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery life (max):1.5
Number of battery cells:4
Run Time (Up To):1.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB

Camera

Front Camera:N

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11in
Height:1.5in
Weight:6.2lbs
Width:14.3in

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:15.4
Display Resolution:1280 x 800

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:15.4in/15in
Diagonal Size (metric):38.1cm/39.1cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768/1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display:No/Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:SIS M661MX
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.064

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Poland/United States
Manufacturer:Acer
Model:2433LCi/2434WLCi/2434WLMi
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer TravelMate

Input Device

Type:4-way scroll button / Keyboard / Touchpad

Keyboard

Keyboard function keys:12
Pointing device:Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:400MHz

Memory

Internal memory:0.5
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Networking features:Ethernet/Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD±RW

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD
Rewrite Speed:24x (CD)
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD)

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other Features

Audio system:Sound Blaster Pro & MS Sound compatible
Dimensions (WxDxH):14.3 x 11 x 1.54
Display:LCD
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:ITU V.92
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wake-on-Ring ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11b/g

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) 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
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

Clock Speed:1.5GHz/1.6GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Processor cache:1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor family:Intel Celeron Mobile
Processor frequency:1.6
Processor front side bus:400
Processor Number:370/380
Type:Celeron M

RAM

Installed Size:256MB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software:Acer eManager(ePresentation/eRecovery/eSettings), Acer Grid Vista, Acer Launch Manager, Norton AntiVirus, Adobe Reader, CyberLink PowerDVD, NTI CD-Maker
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system installed:Windows XP Professional

Storage

Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Ultra-ATA/100
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:Ultra-ATA/100
Total Storage Capacity:60

Storage Controller

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:40GB/60GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:SiS Mirage M661MX

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11
Height:1.54
Weight:6.17
Width:14.3