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Acer Travelmate P253-m

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 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. Comments about the reliability and screen are on the whole positive. The size and usability also get good feedback. There are some critical comments about the durability and keyboard, while there are mixed opinions on the energy efficiency and portability.

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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 84/100 = 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 : Anirudh Regidi (

Acer TravelMate P449 review: A sensible, understated design marred by a poor display unit - Tech2


The Acer TravelMate P449 is meant to be a workhorse of a device for a working professional or a student. Does it fit the bill? Let's find out

At Rs 44,000, the laptop is a decent buy. If it wasn’t for the screen, I’d blindly recommend this to anyone who asks for a laptop in this price range.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : PCQ Bureau (

Acer TravelMate 602TER - PCQuest


Good performance and stunning looks

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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

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Acer TravelMate TMP643-M-53234G50MTKK


Nice design, feels good quality and the screen is excellent

Its a 4 Gig RAM machine and some times is a little slow, but I have loaded quite a lot of software. I wish I had another couple of Gig of RAM but at the price I can't complain.

Nov, 2013

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery Capacity:4400 / 6000 / 66 / 9000
Battery capacity (Watt hours):66
Battery life (max):10 / 3.5 / 4 / 8
Battery performance:4400 / 6000 / 9000
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6 / 9


Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Swivel webcam: No


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


Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Industrial / Enterprise, Small Business
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Notebook


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14 / 15.6 / 16
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Full HD: No
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter power:65 / 90


Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce 310M
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200 / 1250 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:Alphanumeric / QWERTY
Keyboard type:Alphanumeric / QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


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


3G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS / 4.0 / 4.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: 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 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
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 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe:No / Yes
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD / HDA
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:Intel / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
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: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Power cord included: Yes


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
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 outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:65 / 90


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM65 Express / Intel HM77 Express / Intel QM77 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):19 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 29
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Y
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 Processing Die Transistors:382
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:1005M / I3-2348M / I3-3110M / I3-3120M / I5-2410M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I5-460M / I7-3520M
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 2.9 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.6
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:1.9 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.53 / 2.6 / 2.9
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:1005M / I3-2348M / I3-3110M / I3-3120M / I5-2410M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I7-3520M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron 1000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / BGA1288 / PGA988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:J1 / K0 / L1 / P0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 90

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:22 / 32 / 45
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / 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:N / No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y
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):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):No / Y
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):No / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):No / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):No / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:52224 / 64893 / 65700 / 65708 / 71465 / 72056 / 74542 / 75193
Processor code:SLC22 / SR0MU / SR0N0 / SR0N2 / SR0WX / SR103
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes


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


Bundled software:McAfee Internet Security Suite (60 days trial version), Microsoft office 2013 Trial version (30 days trial version) / Microsoft Office Starter, Bing Bar, Windows Live Essentials / Microsoft Office Starter\nBing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1
Recovery operating system:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro


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

Technical Details

64-bit computing: Yes
Display Type:LCD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 9 / 9.8 / 9.96
Height:1 / 1.22 / 1.3 / 1.31 / 1.34 / 1.36
Height (front):1
Height (rear):1.22 / 1.31
Weight:4 / 5.29 / 5.6 / 5.73 / 6.13 / 7
Width:13 / 13.5 / 13.6 / 14.8 / 15