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Acer TravelMate 4202WLMi

Specifications

Acer TravelMate 4202WLMiNotebook: Acer TravelMate 4202WLMi
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 224 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1024x768 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Average Score: 75.75% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 89%, performance: 81%, features: 63%, display: 63% mobility: 77%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 71%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer TravelMate 4202WLMi

80% A Travel Mate for Staying at Home with
Source: Ciao.com English
Acer is one of the world leaders in IT systems and have grown to become the third largest manufacturer of laptops in the world. In the UK they are the fastest growing of all the notebook manufacturers. At the end of 2003 they had the third highest of all UK laptop. I wanted to buy a lap top so that I could write my ciao reviews whilst travelling on the bus or train. The Acer TravelMate is slim and light weight and you can easily hide it in your bag of groceries or slip it under a pillow (thieves will never look under a pillow for a lap top). The Acer TravelMate is a dual-core performance machine with Intel Centrino Duo Mobile Technology. This includes a processor that is optimised for multi-threaded applications and multitasking.
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(von 5): 4, Preis/Leistung 4, Leistung 4, Mobilität 5
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/04/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 100%
60% Acer Travelmate 4202WLMi
Source: PC Mag English
Das Acer TravelMate 4202WLMi stellt einen grossen Wert für Small-Business-User und Einsteiger dar, die ein erstes Notebook suchen. Das Modell kostet bloss 1099 $ und beinhaltet einen Intel Core Duo T2300 (1.67 GHz), 1GB of RAM und ein Übermaß von Festplattenspeicher. Mit 3kg fällt es in den Bereich zwischen Desktop Replacement und Dünn-und-Leicht Notebook und ist leichter als das Gerät, das der Autor gewählt hat, das 3.5 kg Dell Inspiron E1505. [übersetzt]
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3 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/23/2006
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Acer Travelmate 4202WLMi
Source: vnunet.com English
Positiv: billig; solid gebaut; guter Bildschirm; negativ: kleine Harddisk; schwache Grafik; Akkulaufzeit könnte besser sein; insgesamt: Preis/Leistung ist ausgezeichnet und in bestimmten Bereichen ist es überraschend schnell; ein einfaches aber solides Angebot; [übersetzt]
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(von 5): 4, Preis/Leistung 5, Ausstattung 3, Ergonomie 3
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/16/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% features: 60% ergonomy: 60%
80% A value for money dual core notebook
Source: Personal Computer World English
The Travelmate TM4202 sits in the familiar Acer chassis; has a curved keyboard, rounded edges and a generally pleasant feel about it. The 1.66GHz Intel Core Duo T2300 processor – a popular choice – is supported by 512MB of DDR Ram, which can be upgraded to 4GB. While not setting our Labs alight with fast benchmark scores, considering it’s the cheapest laptop here it did very well; scoring 192 in Sysmark, which earned it third place on the podium. Although its PCmark result of 2,647 was the lowest here, it will still outperform single-core notebooks running at the same clock speed.
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(von 5): 4, Preis/Leistung 5, Ausstattung 3, Ergonomie 3
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/16/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% features: 60% ergonomy: 60%

Foreign Reviews

66% Notebooks ohne 3D-Chip: Alles außer spielen
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/01/2007
Rating: Total score: 66% performance: 73% features: 71% display: 63% mobility: 53% ergonomy: 77%
75% Schneller zu zweit
Source: PC Professionell German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 75%
85% Die besten Notebooks ohne 3D-Grafik bis 1500 Euro
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 95% features: 55%
80% Acer Travelmate 4202WLMi
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 77% performance: 75% features: 69% ergonomy: 85%
Günstiges Notebook mit modernster Technologie
Source: Ciao.de German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/03/2006

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core Duo: Double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption. The 2 MB L2 Cache are used together by the double. The maximum capacity of 31 watts is only 4 watts more than with the Pentium M (predecessor). Both cores are lowered automatically and independently of each other by speed steps down to 1 GHz. In addition it now supports also SSE3 instructions. At least it is just as fast as a equivalent Pentium M. With applications, which were designed for multi-processors, the performance can be nearly twice as fast as with the Pentium M (e.g. CineBench around 86% fast)


T2300: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.4": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. Nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.


Acer: Acer Incorporated is a Taiwanese multinational electronics manufacturer. Its product lineup includes desktops and laptops, as well as personal digital assistants (PDAs), servers and storage, displays, peripherals, and e-business services for business, government, education, and home users. Acer is the third largest computer manufacturer in the world (by sales) after HP and Dell Inc (2007). The company owns the largest franchised computer retail chain in Taipei, Taiwan. Originally named Multitech, it was founded in 1976. Gateway and Packard Bell are economically connected with Acer. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Acer reviews


75.75%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)