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Acer TravelMate 8100 Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 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. Opinions about the sound and screen are generally positive. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the price, and reviews are divided on the battery.

portability, performance, design, screen, sound


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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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Acer TravelMate 8100 Series


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 are impressed by the sound. The size is also appreciated.

size, sound

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

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

Oct, 2015

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: 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

Consumer review by: FoTorunn (

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

Consumer review by: Albert Banks (

Powerful and Thin


I upgraded to the Acer 8100 series after using a Dell 8600 for over a year and I couldnt be happier with my upgrade. This thing is outstanding....the keyboard has a tilt but it feels comfortable..great for programming and occasional gaming. Only issue...

Powerful, thin, great looking screen, good wireless reception, dvd burner, Radeon X700, Bluetooth, good sound, the works.

Gets really warm

Oct, 2005

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 Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):4hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight


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


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


Data Bus Speed:400MHz/533MHz


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


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
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g/802.11a/b/g / Bluetooth/Bluetooth / 802.11a/b/g

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


Clock Speed:1.6GHz/1.73GHz/1.86GHz/1.8GHz/2.26GHz/2GHz
Processor Number:730/740/745/750/760/780
Type:Pentium M


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

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