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Acer TravelMate TM8573t

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Acer TravelMate TM8573t. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the size and keyboard are overall positive. The price and portability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the image quality and screen. There are some mixed opinions about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer TravelMate TM8573t is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Review Acer TravelMate P633-M-32374G50ikk Notebook


For future engineers. 400 Euros (~$515) for an office notebook sounds very appealing. Compact measurements combined with a mid-range processor of Intel's second generation should help the thesis to be successful. The price is low, the display mediocre...

compact, sturdy magnesium case, excellent display hinges, Docking Port, 3x USB 3.0, good power consumption, low price, The Acer TravelMate P633 is an economical work tool for students and small businesses

low display brightness, tinny loud speakers, slow hard-drive, out-of-date hardware, creaking mouse buttons, spongy keyboard, low battery runtimes, A bigger battery would increase the final score by a few points

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Christian Hepp (

Review Acer TravelMate P653 Notebook


Office and more. Acer's new Travelmate P653 is supposed to appeal to customers that require a multifaceted notebook for a reasonable price of 799 Euro. It has a focus on office use and on multimedia features. Whether the P653 really provides the whole...

Solid construction ; Pleasant haptics ; Good input devices ; Restrained cooling fan ; Pleasant surface temperatures ; Good battery life ; Great connectivity features

Display not suitable for outdoors ; Low resolution ; Very bad speakers ; Annoying beeping sounds during 3D rendering and games

What is really surprising is that the Acer has become a very good value-for-money package despite it not having any really outstanding aspects. It is able to provide everything we would have hoped for with the exception of the speaker quality and...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Sebastian Jentsch (

Review Acer TravelMate P643-MG-53214G75Mikk Notebook


ThinkMate. The Acer TravelMate P643 features a docking port, mult

Compact, stiff magnesium chassis; Great tactile feedback and key travel; Smooth and effortless mouse buttons; Docking port, 3 x USB 3.0; Rare: ExpressCard/34; Useful security and admin tools; Good battery life; Good gaming performance; Solid...

low contrast, small viewing angles; so-so TFT brightness; slow hard drive; long charge time of four hours; series doesn't offer a lot of configuration options

Acer gets rid of the eSATA port but installs a ExpressCard/34 slot.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : paul_smart (

Acer TravelMate P-653M


After recently reviewing a couple of light offerings that had SSD to give rapid booting, its back to a larger business notebook but as its high end you lose that horrible shiny black screen surround that shows all the fingermarks.

It is 38x24.5x3cm and weights just over 2.5kilos. It is dark grey apart from the area behind the keyboard that is a mushroom colour. The 106 keyboard has full size keys – apart from the top line function keys – which have a nice feel when pressed....

Sep, 2012

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Worth the value...


This is a very good laptop for the time that it was released. It was released well after Windows 8, with Windows 7 on it. It was also somehow able to install Windows 8 when I first bought it, but I didn't want that so I chose not to install it. I think...

The microphone that is internal is pretty bad. If you are typing while using it, every time you press a key, your speech is interrupted. It's very frustrating when trying to multi-task ; I tried upgrading the RAM, to 8GB. This was successful, but I...

Jul, 2015

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Acer scam with battery expire by date


The blink orange with no battery charge is due to a programmed chip that keeps a date-time logic for the expiration of this laptop battery. Laptop battery will expire not due to its number of time being charged, rather by the date being programmed...

On March 2014 I bought two of the Acer TravelMate P6 P633-M-6639. I use one, and keep the other unused as a backup inc ase the first one fails ; A year and a half past that date, the first laptop stop charging with "blinking orange". The battery was...

Acer engineer orchestrated a scam: forced a date-time chip to keep an expiration date to the battery of this model. The battery will stop charging regardless of its usage ; It looks like to force the consumer to buy a new battery after a year and a...

May, 2015

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Good Laptop


Stock 5400 RPM HDD is very sluggish and would randomly hang. Upgraded to a 256 GB Crucial M500 SSD and it is blazing fast now, with no hiccups. I wanted to update my BIOS, but have been unable to, since it is for some reason locked. Acer provides next...

Small and slim ; Windows 7 Pro ; Good price ; Matte screen: No glare ; Lots of storage ; CPU is surprisingly fast ; GPU is also capable: Plays Minecraft at over 100 FPS and 1080p YouTube no issue ; AMAZING battery life: Best I've ever had. ~8 hours ;...

Very slow HDD ; Says warranty is already registered ; Bloat.....lots of it ; Bios is locked down and unable to flash them ; Screen has poor brightness and mediocre colors

May, 2014

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Excellent Laptop


Honestly, if you are looking for a cheap, high-performance laptop that could play the occasional casual game well, this is an excellent choice.

Awesome Speed ; Windows 7 ; Highly Portable ; Battery Style makes ventilation underneath the laptop more highly functional ; Plays relatively casual games with high graphics with 110FPS (i.e. MineCraft)


Mar, 2014

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Excellent Value - Good Business-class Laptop


This Acer is a fine business-class laptop. The build is rock solid. The display hinges are tight and the finish is superb. I think the 5400 rpm drive and i3 are a compromise, but the machine still functions well enough for business users. Acer is very...

Size and Weight ; Lots of Ports (USB, card reader, HDMI, eSATA, NIC, etc.) ; Incredible battery life ; Good keyboard

Not the lightest beast around ; Display is good, but not full HD ; Only 4GB RAM default ; Lots of Crapware to remove

Mar, 2014

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Buyer Beware


This was my first and last ACER product. Very poor quality control.

None. Dead on arrival

To much time wasted determining that this was something I should buy and it ended up not working when I received it

Mar, 2014

Product Specifications


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


Battery Capacity:2600 / 2960 / 44 / 4400 / 48 / 6000 / 87
Battery capacity (Watt hours):44 / 48 / 87
Battery life (max):12 / 3.5 / 4 / 6 / 6.5 / 8
Battery performance:2600 / 2960 / 3000 / 4400 / 6000
Battery recharge time:2
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6 / 8


Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera:N / No
Swivel webcam: No
Video capturing speed:30


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


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Magnesium / Aluminium, Plastic
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Industrial / Enterprise, Small Business
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Notebook


3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:11.6 / 13 / 13.3 / 14 / 15.6 / 16
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display response rise/fall:8
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: No
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:TN
Pixel Pitch:0.00992 x 0.00992
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40 / 65 / 90


Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.125 / 128
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000


Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Keyboard language:Dutch
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:105
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1 / 2


3G:No / Yes
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G standard:WiMAX
4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN:N / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3 / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, BT / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, BT, 3G / LAN, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3 / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
SIM card support: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:16
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:6
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:6
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / 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
Display:LCD / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA
GSM module: No
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Volume Control:Digital

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Bag included: No
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


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

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port:No / Yes
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
USB port:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40 / 65 / 90


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express / Intel HM77 Express / Intel QM77 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):15 / 21 / 22 / 24 / 25 / 26
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express / Intel HM77 Express / Intel QM77 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:I3-2370M / I3-2377M / I3-3110M / I3-3120M / i3-3210M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I5-3320M / I7-3612QM / I7-3632QM
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.5 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6
Processor front side bus:1600
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2370M / I3-2377M / I3-3110M / I3-3120M / i3-3210M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I5-3320M / I7-3612QM / I7-3632QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / rPGA988B / Socket 1224 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:E1 / J1 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17 / 35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 85 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:53442 / 54834 / 64896 / 64901 / 65700 / 65708 / 71458 / 71465 / 72056
Processor code:SR0CW / SR0DP / SR0MR / SR0MY / SR0N0 / SR0N2 / SR0WX
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


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


Bundled software:Microsoft office 2013 Trial version (30 days trial version) / Microsoft Office Starter 2010\nBing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials / Microsoft Office Starter, Bing Bar, Windows Live Essentials / Microsoft Office Starter\nBing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
Recovery operating system:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO Duo, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, xD / MMC, MS Pro Duo, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA / Serial ATA II
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 320 / 500 / 750

Technical Details

Display Type:LCD
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 7.95 / 9 / 9.25 / 9.29 / 9.65 / 9.76 / 9.84 / 9.96
Height:0.976 / 1 / 1.08 / 1.18 / 1.22 / 1.28 / 1.33 / 1.34
Height (front):0.744 / 1 / 1.01
Height (rear):0.976 / 1 / 1.22 / 1.33
Weight:3.04 / 3.75 / 3.79 / 4 / 4.14 / 4.19 / 4.85 / 5.07 / 5.51 / 5.73 / 7
Width:11.2 / 12.8 / 13 / 13.5 / 15