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Acer TravelMate 8100 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Acer TravelMate 8100 Series. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the size and screen. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. Views are divided on the sound. Some have doubts about the battery and price.

portability, performance, design, screen, size

price, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer TravelMate 8100 Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Acer TravelMate 8100 Series from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People really like the sound and size.

size, sound

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer TravelMate 8104WLMi - Pentium M 760 / 2 GHz - Centrino - RAM 1 GB - HDD 100 GB - DVD±RW / DVD-RAM - Mobility Radeon X700 - Gigabit Ethernet - WLAcer TravelMate 8104WLMi - Pentium M 760 / 2 GHz - Centrino - RAM 1 GB - HDD 100 GB - DVD±RW / DVD-RAM - Mobility Radeon X700 - Gigabit Ethernet - WL

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Carla Thornton (

Acer TravelMate 8100 Review


Chic and pricey wide-screen model has a DVI port and a five-in-one media card reader.

Includes a DVI port

Pricey ; offers faint stereo sound

The only area in which the 8100 stumbles is entertainment. Letterboxed DVD movies looked fine on the wide-aspect screen, but sound from the front-mounted stereo speakers was too faint. Hardware volume control is limited to annoying combination...

Jun, 2005

Expert review by : dkoo (

Acer TravelMate 8100 Review (pics, specs)


After having spent some time and putting the new Acer TravelMate 8100 through extensive use, I have written a more in-depth review regarding aspects of the laptop that cannot be determined just by looking at the spec sheet.

Feb, 2005

Expert review by : Hardware Zone (

Acer TravelMate 8100 Centrino Notebook


Computing muscle is certainly not lacking in 'Sonoma' notebooks and performance models such as the Acer TravelMate 8100 are embodiments of this revolutionary platform to the mobile computing world. Housing the fastest Mobile Intel Pentium M processor,...

Jun, 2006

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Acer TravelMate TM8104 Intel Pentium M 750 1.86GHz TM8104WLMi Notebook


The Acer TravelMate TM8104 is in the Company's performance series. It's big but sleek design give it a look of good qualities in terms of performance, without giving making it too heavy for travelling with.

Overall there is not much lacking from this computer, it gives you everything you could need, except for multimedia buttons. Performance is great and everything else works fine. It's not a low priced deal, but will certainly give you everything you...

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Carla Thornton (

Acer TravelMate 8100 Series


Wider screen. Sleeker case. Easier upgrades. The Acer TravelMate 8100 offers several advantages over its predecessor, the impressive TravelMate 8000.

Crisp 15.4' widescreen

Shorter battery life than predecessor

Sleek, powerful, well-equipped portable computing for a fair price.

Aug, 2005

Expert review by : Danny Allen (

Acer TravelMate 8104WLMi


Like other recent Acer models, the latest TravelMate, the 8104WLMi, has a stylish corporate folio appearance.

Exceptional performance, very good battery life

Nothing notable

The TravelMate 8104WLMi is a great portable multimedia machine for school or business.

Apr, 2005


Expert review by : Riyad Emeran (

Acer TravelMate 8104WLMi - Sonoma Notebook


Once again, Acer has managed to produce a feature packed, cutting edge notebook at an amazing price - enter the TravelMate 8104WLMi.

A well designed, very fast notebook with a great screen and tonnes of features – what more could you ask for? The Acer TravelMate 8104WLMi is an excellent machine and a complete bargain considering what you get. I'd be tempted to go for the slightly...

Apr, 2005

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Acer - TravelMate 8104WLMi


Not so long ago the trend from notebook manufacturers was to make them as small and light as possible, as the only people who seemingly used laptops were travelling corporate warriors. Times have changed and now ...

It's not as cheap as some laptops, but there are good reasons for that. The wide screen, the comfortable keyboard and the Sonoma certification are probably the key points, although the battery life isn't as impressive as we would have liked. Still,...

Apr, 2005

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TravelMate 8100: Intel Sonoma, The First Contact


And so it has happened. The new mobile platform from Intel, the successor to the just cause of the first Centrino generation has been officially announced. Thanks to the Moscow representative office of Acer, we had an opportunity to lay our hands on...

Jan, 2005

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Acer Travelmate 8100


I've had my Acer Travelmate 8100 for several years, and many of the people I used to work with also had different versions of it. I've tried quite a few of them, and I have like all of them. My main reason for liking the one I have

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

The Acer TravelMate 8100 series is designed for technology-driven mobile professionals from small, medium and large businesses looking for a slim line "state of the art" desktop replacement that harnesses the very latest emerging technologies to help them stay ahead of future business trends. Combining cutting-edge technology, including power-saving Intel Centrino mobile technology, the latest dual-band tri-mode 802.11a/b/g wireless LAN solution and next-generation PCI Express chipset technology with Acer PCI Express ezDock connectivity option, the TravelMate 8100 sets new standards for style and multimedia-orientated performance.


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

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:4800
Battery life (max):4
Battery performance:4800
Run Time (Up To):4hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB


Front Camera:N


Certification:-ACPI 1.0b\n-Mobile PC2001\n-DMI 2.0\n-Wi-Fi\n-Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) / ACPI 1.0b \nMobile PC2001 \nDMI 2.0 \nWi-Fi \nCisco Compatible Extensions (CCX)

Dimensions & Weight


Disk Drive

Hard disk drive type:ATA/100 / SATA


Aspect Ratio:16:10
Contrast ratio (typical):750:1
Display Diagonal:15.4
Display Resolution:1680 x 1050

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.1cm
Max Resolution:1680 x 1050
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

Power Management:ACPI


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon X700 / AMD Radeon X700
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128

Hard Drive

Hard disk drive type:ATA/100 / SATA


Country Kits:Czech Republic/Greece/Hungary/Netherlands/Poland/United Kingdom
Localization:Czech/Dutch / English / French/English / Polish/Finnish/Hungarian
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer TravelMate

Input Device

Type:4-way scroll button / Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad / 4-way scroll button


Keyboard function keys:12
Keyboard type:88-/89-key Acer FineTouch keyboard / AZERTY / Azerty Belgium
Pointing device:Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:400MHz/533MHz


Internal memory:0.5 / 1
Internal memory type:DDR-SDRAM / DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory layout:2 x 0.5
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 0.5


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


Bluetooth: Yes
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Bluetooth / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet / Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.11a/IEEE 802.11b/IEEE 802.11g/Bluetooth
Networking speed:10/100/1000 Mbps Base-TX
Networking Type:Wired, Wireless
Type:Network adapter
Wireless compliancy:IEEE 802.11a/b/g
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless network support:Y
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g/802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth/Bluetooth / 802.11a/b/g

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:4
CD write speed:24
Double Layer DVD read speed:2.4
DVD read speed:8
DVD-R speed:8
DVD-RW speed:4
DVD+R speed:8
DVD+RW speed:4
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:4x (CD) / 4x (DVD
Write Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other Features

Audio system:Sound Blaster Pro & MS Sound compatible / Sound Blaster Pro and MS-Sound compatible / SoundBlaster-Pro & MS DirectSound / SoundBlaster-Pro & MS DirectSound-compatible / SoundBlaster-Pro and MS DirectSound-compatible
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows XP Professional / Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition / Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition SP2
Dimensions (WxDxH):13.2 x 10.5 x 1.34 / 14.3 x 10.5 x 1.2 / 14.3 x 10.5 x 1.34
Infrared data port: Yes
Internal modem: Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:56K ITU V.92 / 56K V.92 / Integrated / ITU V.92
Security Features:-Kensington lock slot\n-BIOS user and supervisor passwords / -Slot for Kensington lock\n-BIOS, user and supervisor passwords\n-TravelMate SmartCard solution / Slot for Kensington lock \nBIOS, user and supervisor passwords
Special Features:Bluetooth\nTravelMate SmartCard solution\nIntel high-definition audio support \nSound Blaster Pro and MS-Sound compatible \nS/PDIF support \nDolby support
TV in port:No / Yes
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wake-on-Ring ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth / Wireless 2915ABG, Acer SignalUp

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:4 x USB 2.0\n1 x IEEE 1394 port\n1 x Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45) port\n1 x Modem (RJ-11) port\n1 x VGA for external monitor\n1 x microphone/ line-in jack\n1 x Headphones/peaker/ line-out port (S/PDIF support)\n1 x SmartCard slot\n1 x DVI-D port\n1 x S-video/TV-out (NTSC/PAL) port \n1 x Fast infrared (FIR) port\n1 x PC Card slot ( type II)\n1 x 5-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro/xD-Picture Card)\n1 x 124-pin Acer ezDock connector\n1 x DC-in jack for AC adapter / 4x USB 2.0 \n1x IEEE 1394 port \n1x Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45) port \n1x Modem (RJ-11) port \n1x VGA for external monitor \n1x microphone/line-in jack \n1x Headphones/peaker/ line-out port (S/PDIF support) \n1x SmartCard slot \n1x DVI-D port \n1x S-video/TV-out (NTSC/PAL) port \n1x Fast infrared (FIR) port \n1x PC Card slot ( type II) \n1x 5-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro/xD-Picture Card) \n1x 124-pin Acer ezDock connector \n1x DC-in jack for AC adapter
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
Serial ports quantity:2
SmartCard slot: Yes
TV out:Y
TV out port:S-Video
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power Management:ACPI


Chipset:Intel 915PM Express
Clock Speed:1.6GHz/1.73GHz/1.86GHz/1.8GHz/2.26GHz/2GHz
Motherboard chipset:Intel 915PM Express
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor family:Intel Celeron Mobile
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.73 / 1.8 / 2 / 2.2 / 2.26
Processor front side bus:533
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Number:730/740/745/750/760/780
Type:Pentium M


Installed Size:1GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM


Cable lock slot:Kensington

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:-Acer Launch Manager\n-Acer eManager including (ePresentation, eSetting, ePowerManagement and eRecovery)\n-Acer System Recovery CD\n-Norton AntiVirus\n-Adobe Acrobat Reader\n-CyberLink PowerDVD\n-NTI CD-Maker\n-Acer GridVista\n-PlatinumSecret suite / Acer Launch Manager \nAcer eManager including (ePresentation, eSetting, ePowerManagement and eRecovery) \nAcer System Recovery CD \nNorton AntiVirus \nAdobe Acrobat Reader \nCyberLink PowerDVD \nNTI CD-Maker \nAcer GridVista \nPlatinumSecret suite / Acer Launch Manager, Acer eManager including (ePresentation, eSetting, ePowerManagement and eRecovery), Acer System Recovery CD, Norton AntiVirus, Adobe Acrobat Reader, CyberLink PowerDVD, NTI CD-Maker, Acer GridVista, PlatinumSecret suite / Acer Launch Manager, Acer eManager including ePresentation, eSetting, ePowerManagement and eRecovery), Acer System Recovery CD, Norton AntiVirus, Adobe Acrobat Reader, CyberLink PowerDVD, NTI CD-Maker, Acer GridVista, PlatinumSecret suite / Norton Anti-Virus, Adobe Reader, Acer Empowering Technology, CyberLink PowerDVD, NTI CD-maker, PlatinumSecret suite, Acer GridVista, Acer Launch Manager
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


Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Ultra-ATA/100
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:Ultra-ATA/100
Total Storage Capacity:100 / 120 / 80

Storage Controller

Type:IDE/Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:100GB/120GB/60GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon X700

Weight & Dimensions