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Acer TravelMate 8571

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Acer TravelMate 8571. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the design and usability are on the whole positive. The keyboard and battery also get good comments. Reviews are divided on the performance. Some have doubts about the connectivity.

screen, battery, keyboard, usability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer TravelMate 8571 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Florian Glaser (

Review Acer TravelMate 8571 Notebook


Endurance Runner? With the TravelMate 8571, Acer brings a busines ...

Matt display ; Very high battery life ; Excellent workmanship ; Great keyboard ; Very good touchpad ; Low noise development ; Plain design

Few connections (no HDMI) ; Dim, contrast poor display ; Mediocre loudspeakers ; Poor gaming performance

Acer's valor, in view of the current price war on the notebook market, to set on a plain design with a high quality metal case

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Laptopfreak (

Acer TravelMate TM8571 – simple and smart


The Acer TM 8571 is a notebook aimed at the student who the occasional bit of gaming. Hardware includes Intel's SU9400 processor at 1.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB hard drive and a Radeon HD4330 GPU. As an added bonus, the computer is capable of lasting up to 6...

Good display ; Simple design ; Good battery life

Low processor performance

The Acer TM8571 is a decent and handy computer that sports a nice design. The computer is mostly aimed at students who might want to indulge in some gaming now and then (though not newer games that demand a better CPU and GPU).

Nov, 2009

Consumer review (



This was a super purchase for the price and the value pays made it even better. Great size an weight alot of memory and a huge hard drive and it also came with the Windows7 upgrade and a extra 2yr warranty! AWESOME, would recommend to anyone!!!

Oct, 2009

Consumer review (

Acer Travelmate Timeline 8571-733G25Mn


It is l;ioght and easy to use, the battery life is great although I never get 8hrs. For me the best thing is the screen which is easy to see even in bright light.

Jun, 2010

Consumer review (

Acer Travelmate Timeline 8571-733G25MN


It is l;ioght and easy to use, the battery life is great although I never get 8hrs. For me the best thing is the screen which is easy to see even in bright light

Reviewer left no comment

May, 2010

Consumer review (

Acer TravelMate Timeline 8571-944G32


Lightweight with excellent battery life which is ideal for use on the move Good overall performance Good display Full keyboard

location of USB ports are too close to keyboard rest

Feb, 2010

Consumer review (

Acer Travelmate Timeline 8571-733G25


An excellent product with long battery life.

Mouse pad ledt of centre which takes alittle getting used to

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications

The TravelMate 8571 series is the workhorse that's built to work as hard as you do. Premium components and technologies ensure winning productivity in the office or on the move. Boasting all-day battery life, dependable performance and superior manageability, the TravelMate 8571 series helps you tackle even the most demanding business tasks.


Audio system:HD / HD Audio / High Definition Audio / MS-Sound
Number of built-in speakers:2

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery Capacity:5600
Battery life (max):12 / 8 / 8.5
Battery performance:5600
Number of battery cells:6 / 9
Run Time (Up To):8hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB


Front Camera:N
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Video capturing speed:30


Certification:- Wi-Fi\n- ACPI 3.0\n- Mobile PC 2002\n- DMI 2.0\n- EPEAT Silver\n- GS / -Wi-Fi,\n-ACPI 3.0,\n-Mobile PC 2002,\n-DMI 2.0,\n-EPEAT Silver,\n-GS. / -Wi-Fi.\n-ACPI 3.0.\n-Mobile PC 2002.\n-DMI 2.0.\n-EPEAT Silver.\n-GS. / Wi-Fi, ACPI 3.0, Mobile PC 2002, DMI 2.0, EPEAT Silver, GS / Wi-Fi. ACPI 3.0. Mobile PC 2002. DMI 2.0. EPEAT Silver. GS certification
Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black
Internal: Yes
Product type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):300:1
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
LED backlight: Yes

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:15.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.6cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:64 / 65
Battery life power on:8
Battery performance:62.16

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.0625 / 0.512 / 64
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobilty Radeon HD 4330 / AMD Radeon HD 4330 / Intel GMA 4500M / Intel GMA 4500MHD
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.695 / 1.759 / 1.792 / 1759 / 2.304
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
On-board graphics adapter model:


Country Kits:Canada/United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Acer TravelMate/Acer TravelMate Timeline

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Keyboard euro key:Y
Keyboard function keys:10
Keyboard language:Belgian
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Number of keyboard cursor keys:4
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:800MHz


Internal memory:3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


Type: None


Mouse included: No


3G:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Bluetooth / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR/Bluetooth / 802.11b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional/Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / High Definition Audio / MS-Sound
Compatibility:TravelMate: 8531, 8571G\nTravelMate Timeline: 8571
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Hot keys:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Security Features:Acer DASP
Special Features:Acer GridVista
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Webcamera description:Acer Crystal Eye, 640 x 480, Acer PrimaLite
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11 b/g/n / 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone outputs:1
I/O ports:EasyPort 4
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:64 / 65
Battery life power on:8
Battery performance:62.16


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Chipset:Intel GS45 Express
Clock Speed:1.3GHz/1.4GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):7
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard architecture:Intel GS45
Motherboard chipset:Intel GS45 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing die size:107
Processor:SU7300 / SU9400
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Core 2 Solo / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.3 / 1.4
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:SU7300 / SU9400
Processor Number:SU7300/SU9400
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo SU9000 series
Processor socket:BGA956
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:36697 / 42791
Processor code:SLGS6
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE4
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes


Installed Size:3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB/8GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:- Acer Crystal Eye\n- Acer GridVista\n- Acer Backup Manager\n- Acer Bio-Protection\n- Acer PowerSmart Manager\n- Acer Launch Manager\n- Acer eRecovery Management\n- Adobe Reader\n- Adobe Flash Player\n- Google Toolbar\n- Google Desktop\n- eSobi\n- Office Ready\n- Windows Live Essentials / -Acer Crystal Eye,\n-Acer GridVista,\n-Acer Backup Manager,\n-Acer Bio-Protection,\n-Acer PowerSmart Manager,\n-Acer Launch Manager,\n-Acer eRecovery Management,\n-Adobe Reader,\n-Adobe Flash Player,\n-Google Toolbar,\n-Google Desktop,\n-eSobi,\n-Office Ready,\n-Windows Live Essentials. / -Acer Crystal Eye.\n-Acer GridVista.\n-Acer Backup Manager.\n-Acer Bio-Protection.\n-Acer PowerSmart Manager.\n-Acer Launch Manager.\n-Acer eRecovery Management.\n-Adobe Reader.\n-Adobe Flash Player.\n-Google Toolbar.\n-Google Desktop.\n-eSobi.\n-Office Ready.\n-Windows Live Essentials. / -Acer GridVista.\n-Acer Backup Manager.\n-Acer Bio-Protection.\n-Acer PowerSmart Manager.\n-Acer Launch Manager.\n-Acer eRecovery Management.\n-Adobe Reader.\n-Adobe Flash Player.\n-Google Toolbar.\n-Google Desktop.\n-eSobi.\n-Office Ready.\n-Windows Live Essentials. / Acer Crystal Eye, Acer GridVista, Acer Backup Manager, Acer Bio-Protection, Acer PowerSmart Manager, Acer Launch Manager, Acer eRecovery Management, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player, Google Toolbar, Google Desktop, eSobi, Office Ready, Windows Live Essentials / Acer Crystal Eye,Acer GridVista, Acer Bio-Protection,Acer PowerSmart Manager,Acer Launch Manager,Acer eRecovery Management,Adobe Reader,Adobe Flash Player,Google Toolbar,Google Desktop,eSobi,Windows Live Essentials / Acer Crystal Eye,\nAcer GridVista,\nAcer Backup Manager,\nAcer Bio-Protection,\nAcer PowerSmart Manager,\nAcer Launch Manager,\nAcer eRecovery Management,\nAdobe Reade,\nAdobe Flash Player,\nGoogle Toolbar,\nGoogle Desktop,\neSobi,\nOffice Ready,\nWindows Live Essentials
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 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Home Premium
Optional operating system supplied:Windows XP Professional
Trial software:- McAfee Internet Security Suite / - McAfee Internet Security Suite\n- Microsoft Office Ready 2007 / -McAfee Internet Security Suite,\n-Microsoft Office Ready 2007. / -McAfee Internet Security Suite. / McAfee Internet Security Suite / McAfee Internet Security Suite, Office Ready (Microsoft Office Professionnel 2007)


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 3200 / 500

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB/320GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported: No


Video adapter features:Intel Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0, Microsoft DirectX 10, MPEG-2/DVD, WMV9, H.264

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD

Weight & Dimensions

Height (front):1 / 1.04
Height (rear):1 / 1.19
Weight:4 / 4.83 / 5.29
Width:14.9 / 15