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Acer TravelMate TM8481

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Acer TravelMate TM8481. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and battery are overall positive. The design and performance also get good comments, but the image quality and price get negative reviews.

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price, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer TravelMate TM8481 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer TravelMate TM8481

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Acer TravelMate TM8481 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size.

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

This summary is based on the products: Acer TravelMate 8481T 14 inch Laptop - Black (Intel Core i5 2467M 1.6GHz, RAM 3GB, HDD 320GB, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit/32-bit Dual Acer TravelMate 8481T 14 inch Laptop - Black (Intel Core i5 2467M 1.6GHz, RAM 3GB, HDD 320GB, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit/32-bit Dual

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Review Acer TravelMate TimelineX 8481TG Notebook

 

Runtime whopper. Acer puts great value on mobility in the TravelM

Outstanding battery life; Low power consumption; Compact size; Graphics switching; Stable case; Small power adapter; Low weight; Elegant looks

Very audible in load; Slow solid state drive; No optical drive; Moderate screen rates; Wobbly keys

13 or 14 inch runtime whoppers, such as the Dell Vostro 3350, Samsung QX412-S01DE or Asus U36SD-RX114V.

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

Acer TravelMate 8481T-6440

 

The Acer TravelMate TimelineX 8481T offers impressive portability, long battery life, and solid performance for workers on the move.

At $999, Acer TravelMate TimelineX 8481T-6440 is one sleek and long-lasting laptop for highly mobile users. It offers a large 14-inch screen in a 13-inch size package, solid performance, very long battery life, and welcome security features. While we...

Sep, 2011

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Acer Travelmate 8481T-6440

 

The 8481T-6440's keyboard is borrowed from Acer's Aspire Consumer line: big chiclet-style keys that appear as if they're floating off of the foundation. The typing experience isn't nearly as superb as that of the Lenovo X1 and Dell V131, but it'll...

Sleek metallic design. Lightweight. Huge battery lasted 11 hours. USB 3.0 and eSATA interfaces. Excellent navigating experience. Packs 14-inch screen in 13-inch frame

Color selection is a bit mundane

What little the Acer Travelmate 8481T-6440 business laptop gives up in horsepower, it gains back with a sleek, ultrabook-like design (low volt processor requires fewer clunky cooling fans) and over 11 hours of battery life.

GOOD FOR GAMING!

Expert review by: Sean-Paul Adams (computershopper.com)

Acer TravelMate 8481T-6440

 

How do you shop for a laptop when it seems like most of them are quite simply good enough for your needs? Prices sway up and down by hundreds of dollars, based on features you care little about; notebooks, in general, are getting thinner and lighter...

Long-lasting battery ; Very thin, beautiful design ; Light weight

More expensive than necessary ; Unimpressive graphics performance

This TravelMate model looks great and will last all day, but you can definitely get more performance for your money, without sacrificing portability or design.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Jeff Parsons (techradar.com)

Acer TravelMate 8481T review

 

A bumper battery is this business laptop's stand-out feature

Great battery life ; Decent performance ; Usability ; Portability

Limited graphics grunt ; Slightly dim screen ; Battery protrudes from back

Jan, 2012

PC ADVISOR - RECOMMENDED

Expert review by: Ben Camm-Jones (techadvisor.co.uk)

Acer TravelMate 8481T review

 

The Acer TravelMate 8481T is a surprisingly solidly built business laptop that weighs in at just 1.7kg.

The Acer TravelMate 8481T is a good choice for office work on the move, though our sample was a little less convenient to carry around than other lightweight laptops due to the odd-shaped battery. It's not going to weigh you down too much at 1.7kg and...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Simon Crisp (reghardware.co.uk)

Acer TravelMate Timeline X TM8481T 14in Core i5 notebook

 

Review As the name might suggest, Acer's TravelMate family of notebooks are aimed at the mobile users, with an eye on business bods after something a little more stylish than the standard issue grey slab. A new addition to the range is the Timeline X...

Lightweight laptop with an undemanding Core i5 CPU and eight-cell battery, aimed at the all-day mobile user.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Harley Ogier (pcworld.co.nz)

Acer TravelMate 8481G

 

Acer's TravelMate 8481g shows that you don't have to sacrifice screen size, processing power, graphical capabilities or even the convenience of a removable battery to get something extremely lightweight and compact.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Shikhar Mohan Gupta (ld2.ciol.com)

ACER Travelmate 8481G

 

Easy to carry laptop, thin and light with good battery backup makes this product apt for workers on the move. Price is on the higher side.

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Dec, 2011

Expert review by: (channelpro.co.uk)

Acer TravelMate TimelineX 8481T review

 

Excellent battery life, good performance and a sleek chassis, but weak ergonomics let it down

So after an excellent start with the overall design, the dim display and average ergonomics can’t help but knock the Acer’s appeal somewhat. It’s a long way from perfect, but with its long battery life and light weight, along with a reasonable price,...

Nov, 2011
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers:Y / Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5

Battery

Battery Capacity:2960 / 3000 / 6000 / 87
Battery capacity (Watt hours):87
Battery life (max):12 / 13 / 4.5 / 6.5 / 7 / 9
Battery performance:2960 / 3000 / 6000
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6 / 8

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera:N

Certificates

Certification:WEEE
Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Brown
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Plastic
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Full HD:N / No
HD type:Full HD / HD / Not supported
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Touch screen:N / No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1
Discrete graphics adapter model:N / No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1150 / 1200 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.125
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:N / No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1 / 2

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / Y
4G standard:WiMAX
4G WiMAX: Yes
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1 / 2.1+EDR / 3.0 / 4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
SIM card support: No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N / No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / N / No

Other Features

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Controller Type:Centrino Advanced-N 6205
Dimensions (WxDxH):13 x 9.45 x 0.878
Display:LCD / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
GSM module: No
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port:N / No
Instant messaging (IM): No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Internal modem: No
Light sensor: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Volume Control:Digital
Weight:5.73
Wireless Technology:WLAN, Bluetooth

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled:Y / Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bag included: No
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included:No / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Ambient light sensor: No
Electronic compass: No
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Orientation sensor: No
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No / Type III
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Y / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:N / No / Yes
DVI port:N / No
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:N / No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:Y / Yes
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:N / No
TV out:N
TV out port:N / No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel UM67 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 16 / 17 / 18
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity:N / No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel UM67 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-2357M / I3-2367M / I5-2467M / i5-2557M / I7-2637M / I7-2677M
Processor boost frequency:2.3 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.9
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx
Processor frequency:1.3 / 1.4 / 1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2357M / I3-2367M / I5-2467M / i5-2557M / I7-2637M / I7-2677M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor technology:Hyper-Threading / Hyper-Threading, Turbo Boost
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Y / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:N / No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:Y / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:54617 / 54618 / 54620 / 56858 / 59798
Processor code:SR0CV / SR0D6
Processor package size:31 / 31 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader:N / No / Yes
Password protection:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / HDD, Supervisor, User / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / HDD, Supervisor, User / Y
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):No / Yes

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office Starter 2010\nBing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials / Microsoft Office Starter, Bing Bar, Windows Live Essentials / Microsoft Office Starter, Bing Bar, Windows Live Essentials\n / Microsoft Office Starter\nBing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials / Microsoft Office Starter\nBing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials\n
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:120 / 128 / 64
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA / Serial ATA II
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:120 / 128 / 320 / 384 / 500 / 564

Technical Details

Display Type:LCD
Power supply type:AC/DC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9 / 9.41 / 9.45
Depth (imperial):9.4
Height:0.878 / 0.902 / 1
Height (front):0.709
Height (imperial):0.9
Height (rear):0.878
Weight:3.31 / 3.75 / 3.95 / 3.99 / 5.73
Width:12.9 / 13
Width (imperial):12.9