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Acer TravelMate 8371

Specifications

Acer TravelMate 8371Notebook: Acer TravelMate 8371 (TravelMate 8371 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.65kg
Price: 850 euro
Average Score: 75.3% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 62%, features: 66%, display: 57% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 66%, emissions: 85%

Reviews for the Acer TravelMate 8371

60% Review: Acer TravelMate Timeline 8371
Source: V3.co.uk English
Acer’s TravelMate 8371 is a no-nonsense laptop for professionals needing a business client for use while on the road. It features a decent keyboard and screen, and is a reasonable performer that does not weigh too much when carried around. Acer’s TravelMate 8371 is a no-nonsense laptop for professionals needing a business client for use while on the road. It features a decent keyboard and screen, and is a reasonable performer that does not weigh too much when carried around.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/02/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
90% Acer TravelMate TM8371 notebook
Source: Pocket Lint English

Looking for a portable business machine? It's clear the Acer TM8371 is a business-oriented machine. It packs excellent performance and oodles of battery life into a very thin, very light, but very dull frame. It doesn't win any awards for gaming performance, but we don't suspect that's what it was designed to do. The model we tested comes in, judging from a few retail websites, at around £700 right now. It's possible to get it even cheaper, albeit with a reduced set of specs - down to more like £600. If you're looking for a business laptop around that price then this is an excellent choice.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 90%
60% Acer TravelMate 8371 review
Source: Techradar English

Does swapping power for battery life and mobility pay off in this business laptop? Acer's Travelmate Timeline 8000 series targets the business sector, and provides all day usability in a very compact shell. At 13.3 inches, the TravelMate 8371 is the smallest in the series. We like the Acer TravelMate 8371 TimeLine a lot. It's a great business tool with a fantastic battery life that will keep you productive for hours on end.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
90% Acer TravelMate Timeline 8371-944G32N - 13.3in Laptop Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Earlier in the year, Acer was one of the first companies to take advantage of Intel's new CULV processors in creating affordable ultra-portables. Delivering good performance and outstanding battery life, we were delighted by the Acer Aspire Timeline 4810T and gave it a Recommended Award. If you're a businessman who has always wanted an ultra-portable but couldn't justify the expense, the TravelMate Timeline 8731 should make you very happy. Its outstanding battery life and realistic price are its best points, but it also retains enough important features that you won't feel too hamstrung.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 90% features: 80%
74% Acer TravelMate Timeline 8371
Source: CNet English
If the Acer TravelMate Timeline 8371 were a bowl of porridge, it'd belong to baby bear. It's not so large that it'll break your back on a road trip, and not so small that you need the fingers of a four-year-old girl to operate it. It is, in principle, just right. Available in three main configurations, our mid-range review sample boasts the full product name Acer TravelMate Timeline TM8371-944G32 N, and retails for around £700. We like the Acer TravelMate Timeline 8371. It's attractive in an understated sort of way, offers strong performance and boasts good battery life. Laptops such as the MSI X340 might suit a more fashion-conscious crowd, but, all things considered, we'd rather spend our money on the 8371.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 74%
83% AcerTravelMate Timeline TM8371
Source: It Pro English
With frankly amazing battery life, lasting as long as 10 hours under light use, and some excellent specifications make this great for those on the road. We didn’t like keyboard that much but overall this is an excellent value package.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/05/2009
Rating: Total score: 83%

Foreign Reviews

64% Acer Travelmate 8371 im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 64% price: 80% performance: 45% features: 76% mobility: 75% ergonomy: 54%
64% Acer Travelmate 8371
Source: T-Online German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 64% price: 80% performance: 45% features: 76% mobility: 75% ergonomy: 54%
88% Test Acer Travelmate Timeline 8371 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 65% display: 83% mobility: 95% workmanship: 91% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 85%
80% Acer TravelMate 8371-944G32N Timeline
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 50% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 70%
Acer TravelMate TM8371 teszt
Source: Geeks.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/14/2009
Rating: price: 90% performance: 90% mobility: 90%
Acer TravelMate TM8371 – na cesty jako stvořený
Source: CDR-Hard CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/19/2009
Rating: price: 80% performance: 50% mobility: 80%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

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.


SU9400:

Power efficient low voltage processor based on the Penryn 3M core that features all Penryn functions like Virtualization and Trusted Execution.

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


13.3":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.65 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


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


75.3%: 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, 2009-08-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)