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Acer Travelmate 8172T

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of Acer Travelmate 8172T. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the usability and keyboard are on the whole positive. The portability and screen also get good views. Some have doubts about the touchpad.

performance, screen, portability, keyboard, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Travelmate 8172T is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Tobias Winkler (

Review Acer Travelmate 8172T Notebook


Subnotebook olé. Small, light and economical, with the whole ense

long battery life; quiet operating noise; very good case quality; low-maintenance surfaces; good office perforance; docking port; UMTS available; display usable outdoors; good price/performance ratio; very light power supply with exchangeable plug heads

no digital image output; below average USB performance; screen with low contrast ratio and dull colours; small touchpad; no ExpressCard, eSata, USB 3.0; Inadequate configuration with wide-reaching consequences

With matte display in the 11.6" or 12" format in the same price class there's the Lenovo's Thinkpad X100e and Samsung's N510. In a different price- and performance-class there's the HP Elitebook 2540p and Lenovo Thinkpad X201.

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: TechSavvy (

Best Dockable/Portable Business Notebook PC for the Money


Our organization has had perfect reliability from 8 Acer Travelmate notebook PCs dating back 6 years and used between the office and the cab of a truck. We originally purchased Acers due to their non-reflective screens that allow bettter visibility...

Works flawlessly with Acer EasyPort IV Port Replicator and dual monitors at 1920x1200 resolution per monitor ; Fast processor and HDD with excellent performance in Win7 x64 Pro ; Very portable at 3lbs with long battery lfe, solid build quality and a...

No USB 3.0 or ESATA port ; No built-in CD/DVD drive but works perfectly with the external Buffalo DVD-burner MediaStation (power and data through a single USB port)

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Orpheus (

Acer travelmate Timeline 8172


I bought a GSkill 60gb SSD at the same time and installed it without a hitch. Also am currently running Ubuntu 10.10 netbook remix and so far just about everything works, still trying to get bluetooth to work. The SSD is extremely fast hough, but even...

Core i3 is snappy and more than sufficient for basic tasks. Haven't tried any seriously strenuous applications;however, you don't buy a 11.6" netbook to play game or the like. Aesthetics are fantastic! It looks very simple but refined. No glossy...

The Motherboard does heat up quite a bit on the CPU side, but is to be expected. Touchpad is very small and keys take a bit of time to get used to, backspace key esp. it's just a half cm too short

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: King James (

Excellent, its perfect!.


After trying a comparable Toshiba and Asus i finally found right notebook. The Toshiba was to bulky and heavy, the Asus was good except that the touch pad mouse button was horrible. The Asus touch pad was so bad that i had to return it, yes it was that...

none whatsoever, i'm really impressed

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: Mr Tiewrap (

Great initial impression


I got this for business and travel use. Mostly for email and web apps where having the larger screen resolution than on my netbook really makes a difference. I happened across this model while looking at the more consumer-oriented models and am very...

Light, quiet, matte finish very professional looking, anti-glare screen not too reflective, cool while just reading and doing email ; Not too much bloatware ; Keyboard has very little flex and layout and full size is great. Good tactile feel to keys...

Nothing serious ; The palm rest and track pad are somewhat shortened because the battery is completely flat forcing the keyboard to be positioned further from the screen. However, the keypad is very responsive and feels very good to the touch so the...

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Display Surface:Matt
HD type: No


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.125
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):12.8
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Pentium U5000 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):18

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:49021 / 49156 / 50026 / 50028 / 50178
Processor package size:34