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Acer TravelMate 8472T

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Acer TravelMate 8472T. 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. Opinions about the touchpad and price are generally positive. The durability and portability are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the keyboard.

portability, durability, price, touchpad

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer TravelMate 8472T is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Dushyant Khilnani (tech.firstpost.com)

Acer TravelMate 8472T: An Affordable Business Laptop

 

Recently, Acer launched its latest lineup of business notebooks, the TravelMate series. There are various models targeting different budgets and the price range starts from Rs 23,999 +taxes. Click here to see the full press release and the models...

What goes without saying is that, the all-black theme looks sober and is apt for business people. The slim lid is plain black matte with just a metallic Acer logo at the top-right corner. Even the chassis, wrist rest and screen frame have the exact...

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / Intel HD Audio
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:6000 / 9000
Battery life (max):11.5 / 7 / 8
Battery performance:6000 / 9000
Battery recharge time:7
Number of battery cells:6 / 9

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Certificates

Certification:- Wi-Fi\n- ACPI 3.0\n- Mobile PC 2002\n- DMI 2.0
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:14
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
LED backlight: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter power:65 / 90
Battery performance:65 / 66.6 / 90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.125
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel GMA X4500 / Intel HD / Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 2000 / No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 1.024 / 1.759
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):667 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard manufacturer:Acer
Keyboard number of keys:88
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

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

Networking

3G:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:24
CD write speed:24
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 Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / Intel HD Audio
BIOS ACPI:3.0
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP/Vista/7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Display:LCD / TFT
Graphics adapter family:Intel / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password:No / Yes
HDD user password:N / Y
Hot keys:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:56K ITU V.92 / ITU V.92 / V.92 / V92
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wake-on-Ring ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Performance

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 / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:65 / 90
Battery performance:65 / 66.6 / 90

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:i3-330M / I3-350M / i3-370M / I3-380M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M / I5-520M / i5-560M
Processor boost frequency:2.53 / 2.66 / 2.8 / 2.93 / 2.933 / 3.20
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx
Processor frequency:2.13 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i3-330M / I3-350M / i3-370M / I3-380M / i5-430M / i5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M / I5-520M / i5-560M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1288 / BGA956 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C2 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 4.8
System bus rate:2.5 / 4.8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: 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 Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
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 Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:43529 / 43537 / 47341 / 47663 / 49020 / 49022 / 49653 / 50178 / 50179 / 52952
Processor code:SLBNF / SLBPL / SLBPM / SLBTT / SLBTZ / SLBUK / SLC22 / SLC26
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / BIOS, HDD, User / BIOS, Supervisor
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / BIOS, HDD, User / BIOS, Supervisor

Software

Bundled software:- Acer Backup Manager\n- Acer ePower Management\n- Acer eRecovery Management\n- Acer Optical Drive Power Management\n- Acer PowerSmart Manager\n- Adobe Flash Player 10\n- Adobe Reader 9.1\n- eSobi\n- Google Toolbar\n- Microsoft Office Ready (Service Pack 2)\n- Norton Online Backup\n- Acer Bio-Protection\n- Corel WinDVD\n- NTI Media Maker\n- Acer Crystal Eye\n- Acer Video Conference Manager\n- Microsoft Silverlight\n- Skype\n-Windows Live Essentials — Wave 3.2 (Mail, Photo Gallery, Live Messenger, Movie Maker, Writer)\n- Acer Identity Card\n- Acer Registration\n- Acer Updater
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Optional operating system supplied:Windows XP Professional
Trial software:- McAfee Internet Security Suite / McAfee Internet Security Suite

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO Duo, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:4200 / 5200 / 5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:4200 / 5200 / 5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:160
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.7 / 9.8
Height:1.26 / 1.96 / 9.8
Height (front):1.06
Height (rear):1.26
Weight:5.29 / 5.73
Width:13.6