Acer TravelMate 8204WLMi
Acer TravelMate 8204WLMi

Acer TravelMate 8204WLMi

Specifications

Acer TravelMate 8204WLMiNotebook: Acer TravelMate 8204WLMi
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2500
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 256 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Average Score: 84.18% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 18 reviews)
price: 71%, performance: 95%, features: 96%, display: 72% mobility: 59%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer TravelMate 8204WLMi

70% Device Driver Flaws, Terrible Support
Source: Pricegrabber English
Strengths: Specs look good on paper; Weaknesses: Device Driver Flaws, Hand Warmer, and Terrible Support; Summary: There is apparently a defect in the drivers for Windows XP that come with this laptop that makes the F10 and F11 keys not work. The keys work fine in BIOS mode and even in Windows if you use the Shift or Ctrl keys also. Very strange but a big problem for a .NET nerd like me because Visual Studio uses those keys extensively.
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11 user reports
3.5 von 5
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/07/2006
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Acer TravelMate 8204WLMi
Source: PC Mag English
"Stylish," "full-featured," and "cutting-edge technology" are just a few of the phrases that come to mind when looking over the Acer TravelMate 8204WLMi. Thanks to a carbon-fiber chassis, an awesome webcam, new ATI graphics, and dual-core processing from Intel—all in a system that weighs less than 7 pounds—it well deserves our Editors' Choice award. The cover of the TravelMate 8204WLMi is made of strong and cool-looking carbon fiber, which we loved on the Acer Ferrari 4000 and love just as much on this system. Opening the lid reveals a 15.4-inch widescreen.
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4.5 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 90%
67% Acer TravelMate 8204WLMi
Source: PC Pro English
Acer has given the veteran TravelMate chassis a spruce up for its first dual-core notebook. The lid has a carbon-fibre finish to it, and the curved keyboard and gunmetal grey colouring lend it a distinctive look. Inside, the T2500 Core Duo is clocked at 2GHz and aided by a generous 2GB of DDR2 RAM, which makes the TravelMate the quickest notebook we've ever seen: it scored a remarkable 1.11 in our application benchmarks. That's more powerful than our current A-Listed power notebook, the SavRow Blade 75. Amazingly, it's also 11 per cent quicker than a top-of-the-range Intel PC based on the 3.2GHz Pentium D840. A good-looking, amazingly fast laptop. But it's also expensive, heavy and doesn't offer outstanding battery life.
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4 von 6
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/06/2006
Rating: Total score: 67%
Acer TravelMate 8204WLMi Test
Source: Notebookreview.com English
If I take everything into consideration, I am not happy with this notebook. It has too many faults for a $2500 price tag. I wish I could return it for a refund so I could buy my Sager back, but unfortunately it's not possible. I will keep it for a while and see if I learn to like it's good points, otherwise I will sell it on eBay with a $500 loss.... I would only recommend this notebook if you are looking for a light, business-like notebook that will support your games. If gaming is your main concern, go for the Sager 5720; if you want something with a dual core notebook in a fairly light package, avoid the 8204 and get something cheaper.
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Preis/Leistung zu teuer
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/23/2006
Rating: price: 50%
Acer TravelMate 8204WLMi Test
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Acer Travelmate 8200 is a high-end business laptop from Acer, designed with durability and performance in mind with a reasonably light-weight chassis. It has done fairly well in this respect, with Acer using Intel's new Core Duo processor coupled and an ATi Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics card, all packed into a laptop weighing in at less than 6 pounds. I would recommend this laptop to anyone demanding very high performance and a high quality build at a reasonable price.
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User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/18/2006
100% Acer TravelMate 8204WLMi - Dual Core Notebook
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Over the past couple of years Acer has made quite a name for itself in the notebook market, producing high spec machines at amazing price points. The company has also built a reputation for being first out of the gate with the latest notebook technology and that’s never been more true than right now. The TravelMate 8204WLMi is the first notebook I’ve seen based on Intel’s new dual core mobile processor, Yonah. For me dual core processors mark the most important leap in notebook technology since the colour screen, but that’s just my opinion. Of course if you managed to get yourself a dual-core desktop chip during 2005 you’ll have a good idea of where I’m coming from.
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(von 10): 10, Preis/Leistung 9, Leistung 10, Ausstattung 10
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/06/2006
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 90% performance: 100% features: 100%

Foreign Reviews

79% Allrounder
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/04/2006
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 60% performance: 81% features: 98% display: 69% mobility: 66% ergonomy: 80%
82% Erstes Notebook mit Bluetooth-Handy
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/09/2006
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 100% features: 100% display: 70% mobility: 51% ergonomy: 67%
87% Acer Travelmate 8204WLMi
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/08/2006
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 84% performance: 100% features: 100% ergonomy: 81%
Das Notebook für alle Fälle
Source: Ciao.de German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/11/2006
Acer TravelMate 8204WLMi
Source: PC Praxis German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2006
78% Acer TravelMate 8204WLMi
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/14/2006
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 90% features: 80%
88% Sehr leistungsstark: Acer TravelMate 8204WLMi
Source: PC Go German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/10/2006
Rating: Total score: 88%
Mobiler Dual-Core-Bolide mit Luxusausstattung
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/09/2006
Rating: performance: 100% features: 100% display: 76% mobility: 60%
Acer TravelMate 8204WLMi
Source: Connect German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2006
Acer TravelMate 8204WLMi
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2006
95% Premiere für Core Duo
Source: PC Professionell German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 95% features: 95% ergonomy: 85%
90% Intel's neuer Dual Core kommt endlich
Source: PC Plus German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 90%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon X1600: ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 is a middle class graphic card for notebooks of the X1000 series. Its performance can be compared with NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600.

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)


T2500: » 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


84.18%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

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