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Acer Travelmate P253-m

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Acer Travelmate P253-m. 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. People really like the reliability and screen. The size and usability also get good reviews. There are some mixed opinions about the energy efficiency and portability. The durability and keyboard get negative opinions.

price, usability, size, screen, reliability

battery, keyboard, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Travelmate P253-m is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Tobias Winkler (

Review Acer Travelmate 8472TG Notebook


Desktop to go. Das 14,1" This business notebook comes with a matt

Solid case with a robust surface; Matte display with good brightness; Hybrid technology gives the user the choice between battery life and performance; Long runtimes with Intel HD; Good system performance; Relatively light weight, including DVD burner;...

Awkward interface arrangement; No eSata or USB 3.0; No digital monitor output; Low contrast screen with pale colors; No higher resolutions as 1366 x 768 are selectable with the GT330M; Constantly running fan, loud when overloaded; Slow hard drive

Hybrid technology aside, there are currently no notebooks other than the Acer offering a combination of matte 14.1" display and a relatively high-performing graphic card. With lower-performing graphics, one could perhaps consider the Toshiba Tecra M10,...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: PCQ Bureau (

Acer TravelMate 602TER - PCQuest


Good performance and stunning looks

Consumer review by: Jerry (

Acer TravelMate


Really appreciate the Windows 7 OS. I don't understand putting WIndows 8 on a non-touch screen laptop. Personally, I don't understand Windows 8 for anything but a tablet.

Nice laptop. Purchased this for my daughter to finish college. She really prefers the smaller size and did not want the 15.6 screen. Wireless works well as she is rarely connected by wire and works from her bedroom. No complaints from her yet

None so far

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: jinpatt (



I regret buying Acer and I will not buy Acer products again. The laptop was fairy good though. Good specification but bad supports. I prefer Toshiba or HP.

At the time I bought Acer TravelMate, Intel Centrino was a cutting-edge technology which I found quite powerful and excellent to use. Acer offers good value for money products. The specification of the TravelMate is not bad at all for my needs. Good...

I had a lot of problems with Acer. I was very disappointed with their supports and the quality of Acer products.

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: studio48 (



it's some years old now ..all the keys still work fine no broken parts screen functions fine -no slappy shaking top -This is just a fine Notebook for anyone to use..

Bought this Acer for 105 euro's on ebay and i could see before buy it and it looked like any other laptop but the quality looked solid -only the battery was dead after all the years.. Took the baby home -cleaned her a bit -and got my OSx86 Tiger Dvd...

I cannot find anything BAD -

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: MissModern (



Needless to say my Acer lasted 12 months before she lost her battle some nasty trojen or whatever virus go to her. And for what I payed for her, it just wasnt worth getting her fixed. I found this computer slow, and unable to handle updates and new...

Small and affordable, those are two wonderful things if your a poor student.

Whats not so great is how many viruses that gets. Its like war of the nerds all over my tiny computer. And norton just isnt defending my like he used to.

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: lefte (



Acer does not have customer service or relations department, each time you call tech support they say to reformat hard drive regardless of the problem. My two problems are hardware related (motherboard).produce would be good if Acer had a support team...

cost, size, I liked that they merged with gateway

No Customer service, warranty cost $30.00 each time it is sent in for repair, to slow for vista, 1 year old and already on the second repair. My computer broke 62 days after first repair (although it had been acting up (freezing since it was repaired...

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: saku101 (



ACER lappie borke down, sent it in for repair and then they lost it. it been three months and they dont know where it is. They say its been received but they are not sure if they can fix it this year. Very rude customer service, never gave me a proper...

Cheap and good specs

poor battery, poor build, poor overall performance, plenty of bloatware no OS cd provided, very unstable system poor customer service and reapir

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: ihateacer (



I think Acer Computers are the worst - their customer service centre would win a prize for managing to employ the largest group of people with an iq of a dead chicken who make sure you know how much they hate their job!

My AcerTravelMate failed within 2 weeks of purchasing a brand new one. When attempting to get acer to fix it under warranty I had to deal with 50 minute phone calls (minimum) to speak to their rude and ignorant customer service center in Sydney - I...

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: omegatintin (



Ok for generell business use or ideal for website designing & programing - web serfing ok if you are not far form a plug socket, & cheap to replace if someone steal it. Pluss can be upgraded to take a 80 gb hdd note the hdd upgrade can be ifey if the...

(1) cheap to buy (2) easy access to upgrade the hdd (3) fore usb 2.0 ports? (4) a well made scratch resistant screen (5) & you can beat the crap out of it without it disintegrating! (6) miney pci is easy to get to for wifi if you can get a card &...

(1) The the battery is bad, first i got abought 45 -50 mins out ov it & now i just get about 20 - 25 mins.(2) No dvd dual layer rw (3) No floppy ieformaking norton ghost 2003 boot disksfor backup to dvd rw which this price of crap doesnt have (4) The...

Aug, 2007

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes


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


HD type: No


Discrete graphics adapter: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


4G: No

Ports & interfaces

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


Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Celeron 1000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
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:50179 / 52224 / 64893 / 65700 / 65708 / 71465 / 72056 / 75193
Processor package size:31 / 37.5


Recovery operating system:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro