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Acer TravelMate 430 Series

Acer TravelMate 430 Series
alaAverage 4.2

7 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Acer TravelMate 430 Series. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price, but some have doubts about the battery and portability.


portability, battery

On average, users rate this product 84/100.

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Laptop For Gaming & Office Usage?


Good for gaming, large TFT, powerful, value for money

Heavy, short battery life, no bundle Win Office software

Product Specifications

Offering incredible versatility in a compact package, the TravelMate 430 series delivers the kind of power and multimedia performance you would expect from a desktop computer - at the right price. Whether it is an important business proposal, a graphics-hungry game, or the latest movie, this portable, commercial notebook handles the lot. Finally, all the power of your office PC is now ready to join you on the road, and to the pinnacle of your success! Featuring an Intel Pentium 4 Processor with a high bandwidth 533 MHz front-side bus and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, the TravelMate 430 series offers desktop-level vitality designed to support advanced computing tasks, including smooth multitasking of the latest applications. What's more, with Acer's intelligent thermal design - allowing greater heat dissipation given the relatively small form factor - the TravelMate 430 series also represents a thinner and lighter notebook for its class. In fact, Acer goes the extra step to ensure that you have everything to gain and nothing to sacrifice as you make the leap from your office computer to the far more convenient TravelMate 430. Now you can achieve more and look your professional best while you're at it! Even before you lift the lid, you'll discover the practical value of the TravelMate 430 series. Audio DJ buttons and an optical drive tray located on the front of the unit let you play your favorite CDs without turning your computer on. Two built-in speakers transform your notebook into a portable jukebox, while a handy audio jack allows additional speaker hook-up. Crisp, vibrant graphics will amaze any client audience, while your favorite DVDs will appear in superb color on either your large LCD screen or viewed on an external TV via your S-video TV-out port. The TravelMate 430's graphics strength helps you make slick business presentations, as well as play the latest games and watch movies. The ATI MOBILITY RADEON 7500 is the ultimate in notebook graphics solutions, delivering stunning visuals that make the TravelMate 430 series a powerful and practical mobile workstation. When it comes to storage, the TravelMate 430 series has all you need, with multiple options for hard disk sizes and speeds. What's more, your 3-in-1 card reader supports Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), and Memory Stick formats. Whether it is important data from a PDA, digital pictures from a meeting with customers, or audio files in MP3 format, the TravelMate 430 series allows easy exchange between all your personal devices. The TravelMate 430 also offers an IEEE1394 (FireWire) port and three USB 2.0 ports, supporting a range of peripherals such as scanners, printers, and video or digital cameras. Built-in modem and Ethernet LAN ports, and optional wireless LAN, expand your choices for connecting to your existing office network or to wireless networks out in the field.


Audio system:Audio system with two speakers and built-in microphone, SoundBlaster-Pro and MS DirectSound compatible, Audio DJ supports music playback when system off / SoundBlaster compatible / SoundBlaster-Pro and MS DirectSound compatible

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery life (max):2
Run Time (Up To):2hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Disk Drive

Diskette drive:1.44
Diskette drive memory:1.44
Hard disk drive type:Ultra ATA/100 HDD


Aspect Ratio:4:3
Contrast ratio (typical):750:1
Display Diagonal:15
Display Resolution:1024 x 768 / 1400 x 1050

Display (Projector)

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

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon 7500
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.064

Hard Drive

Diskette drive memory:1.44
Hard disk drive type:Ultra ATA/100 HDD


Country Kits:France
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer TravelMate

Input Device

Type:4-way scroll button / Keyboard / Touchpad


Keyboard type:Acer FineTouch: with a 5° curve, 84/85/88-key, inverted "T" cursor layout, 18mm spacing, 2.5mm (min.) key travel


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


Internal memory:0.25 / 0.5
Internal memory type:DDR-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:1


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90 / ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b
Networking features:Ethernet/Fast Ethernet / Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.11b / Integrated 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet; Wake-on-LAN ready, Y
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:10 / 8
CD write speed:10 / 24
DVD read speed:8
DVD rewrite speed:Y

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 6x (DVD)/24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x/4x/8x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD-RW
Write Speed:10x/24x/8x

OS Provided

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

Other Features

Audio system:Audio system with two speakers and built-in microphone, SoundBlaster-Pro and MS DirectSound compatible, Audio DJ supports music playback when system off / SoundBlaster compatible / SoundBlaster-Pro and MS DirectSound compatible
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Dimensions (WxDxH):12.9 x 10.6 x 1.41 / 12.9 x 10.6 x 1.54
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Weight:6.83 / 6.88 / 7.05

Ports & interfaces

I/O ports:Firewire, USB, RJ-45, RJ-11 / Serial, parallel, RJ-45, RJ-11 / USB, IEEE 1394 port, RJ-11, RJ-45, VGA port / USB, RJ-11, RJ-45


Clock Speed:2.53GHz/2.66GHz/2.8GHz/3.06GHz
Processor frequency:2.53 / 2.66 / 3.06
Processor front side bus:533
Type:Pentium 4


Installed Size:256MB/512MB
Max Supported Size:1GB/2GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:Acer Notebook Manager, BIOS user and administrator passwords, Acer Launch Manager, Norton AntiVirus, Adobe Acrobat Reader, CyberLink PowerDVD, NTI CD Maker


Total Storage Capacity:30 / 40 / 60

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:30GB/40GB/60GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Education / Small business/Corporate business / Home use / Small business/Corporate business / Small business

Video Memory

Installed Size:64MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon 7500/ATI Radeon 7500

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:6.83 / 6.88 / 7.05