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Acer TravelMate 8215WLMi

Specifications

Acer TravelMate 8215WLMiNotebook: Acer TravelMate 8215WLMi
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7200
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 512 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 67% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: - %, features: - %, display: 60% mobility: - %, workmanship: 60%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer TravelMate 8215WLMi

67% Acer TravelMate 8215WLMi
Source: PC Pro English
The 8215WLMi is the first notebook we've seen from Acer to use the mobile version of the Core 2 Duo, bringing desktop-class performance to the venerable TravelMate 8000 range. The chassis is largely unchanged, although that's no bad thing - it offers plenty of design features whether you're sat at a desk or on the move. There's a 2GHz Core 2 Duo T7200 CPU inside, with 2GB of 533MHz RAM and a huge 160GB hard disk, which is split into two equal partitions. Acer also includes a dedicated mobile GPU in the form of ATi's Mobility Radeon X1600. Despite some welcome additions and good components, this Acer notebook is left wanting.
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4 von 6, Display mäßig, Verarbeitung mäßig
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/19/2006
Rating: Total score: 67% display: 60% workmanship: 60%

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 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.


T7200: 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.


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


67%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

Acer TravelMate 8215WLHi
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)