Acer TravelMate 4720
SpecificationsNotebook: Acer TravelMate 4720
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer TravelMate 4720
Source: Laptop Mag
The TravelMate 4720 shows why Acer is keeping other notebook manufacturers up at night: It's a solid business portable at a very attractive price. Granted, this thin-and-light doesn't have every feature a buyer might want--there is no wireless broadband option or webcam, for instance--but it's got enough features and performance to make its $999 price very enticing. Like the consumer-oriented Aspire 4710 we recently tested, the TravelMate 4720 employs an industrial design by BMW Group DesignworksUSA. At 5.6 pounds and 1.6 inches thick, the TravelMate 4720 isn't the sveltest thin-and-light, but the rounded edges and matte charcoal-and-black color scheme are an improvement over Acer's previous plasticky slabs, though the look still won't turn any heads (which is likely fine for a business box).
4 von5, Leistung gut, Mobilität gut, Preis/Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/12/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
Source: PC Mag
Business laptops are designed to be bland, conservative, and unnoticeable in a busy work environment—but can this be taken too far? The Acer TravelMate 4720-6727 ($1,049 street) begs this very question. It has the raw horsepower and a stacked feature set to make its price tag seem like the laptop's a steal, and the system will appeal to business start-ups and bargain hunters alike. Yet if there's a fine line between conservative and just plain ugly, to most eyes this TravelMate will fall on the ugly side. Luckily, it makes up for its design faux pas with very good components and long-lasting battery life.
TravelMate laptops have stuck with the same design ID for the past several years, including the murky gray-green color scheme, and this model is no different. At 9.5 by 13.2 by1.4 inches (HWD), the TravelMate 4720-6727 is about a quarter of an inch thicker than the Lenovo ThinkPad T61 Widescreen and the HP Compaq 6910p, making it seem heavier than its actual weight of 5.7 pounds.
4 von 5, Preis/Leistung gut, Leistung sehr gut, Mobilität mäßig
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/25/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 60%
We recently declared that the HP Compaq 6910p might woo corporate users away from Dell and Lenovo; after spending some time with the $1,049 Acer TravelMate 4720, we think it's a prime candidate to woo users away from HP. The well-designed Acer exhibited admirable performance (which admittedly could be improved by adding RAM) and chart-topping battery life on our benchmarks, and its feature set includes nearly everything a business user will need. What it lacks: enterprise-level features such as a Trusted Platform Module or built-in WWAN, both of which are available on the HP Compaq 6910p and the Dell Latitude D630. Also, the TravelMate 4720's one-year warranty and limited phone support hours will fall short of many corporate users' expectations.
(von 10): 7.2, Ausstattung 6, Leistung 8, Mobilität gut, Verarbeitung gut, Ergonomie gut, Display schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/04/2007
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 80% features: 60% display: 40% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).
The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.
T7300: Mid-range (at the time of annoucement) dual core processor based on the Merom core. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display size represents a treshold between the small sizes of subnotebooks and ultrabooks and the standard-sizes of office- and multimedia laptops on the other hand. Laptops with that size are somewhat rare, nowadays.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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 %
77.33%: 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.