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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 generally positive. The price and portability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed opinions about the battery. Many are critical about the image quality and screen.

performance, portability, price, keyboard, size

screen, image quality

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low display brightness, tinny loud speakers, slow hard-drive, out-of-date hardware, creaking mouse buttons, spongy keyboard, low battery runtimes, A bigger battery would increase the final score by a few points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

Consumer review by: N/A (

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

Consumer review by: N/A (

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

Consumer review by: Nate (

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

Consumer review by: NerdAlert (

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

Consumer review by: N/A (

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

Consumer review by: Neptune (

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


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera: No


Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Industrial / Enterprise, Small Business


Display Surface:Matt
HD type: No
Panel Type:TN


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
NVIDIA GameWorks VR: No
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter memory:0.125
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


4G:No / Yes
4G standard:WiMAX
4G standards:WiMAX

Optical Drive

DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3


Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L-RS-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
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
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17 / 35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:53442 / 64896 / 64901 / 65700 / 65708 / 71458 / 71465 / 72056 / I5-3210M
Processor package size:31 / 37.5


Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes


Recovery operating system:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro