Acer TravelMate 8471-944G32Mn

Specifications

Acer TravelMate 8471-944G32MnNotebook: Acer TravelMate 8471-944G32Mn
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2.01kg
Average Score: 75.83% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 62%, features: 91%, display: 79% mobility: 78%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 74%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Acer TravelMate 8471-944G32Mn

88% Review Acer TravelMate 8471 Timeline Notebook | Notebookcheck
A very long-lasting Travelmate? With the TravelMate range, Acer offers a total of 20 model series that are aligned for professional users. The TravelMate 8471 is available in various alternatives and price categories. The lowest-price model costs around 760 euro and the most expensive model, with a UMTS module, 1225 euro. We'll take a closer look at the Acer TravelMate 8471-944G32Mn Timeline Notebook in our review.
73% Acer TravelMate 8471 Timeline Review
Source: Hardware Central English
TravelMate is a venerable trademark; it dates back to Texas Instruments' line of business notebooks, which Acer acquired in 1997. Quite the contrary; we felt suave and successful, working on and toting around a handsome thin laptop. Chances are, the 8471 is a couple of hundred bucks above your IT department's budget for broad deployment, but it's definitely tempting -- an appealing combination of size, slimness, and stamina.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/05/2010
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% Acer Travelmate 8471 im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/25/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80%
63% Acer Travelmate 8471 im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/23/2009
Rating: Total score: 63% price: 80% performance: 48% features: 95% mobility: 62% ergonomy: 58%
88% Test Acer TravelMate 8471 Timeline Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/20/2009
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 66% display: 79% mobility: 94% workmanship: 91% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
63% Acer Travelmate 8471
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/23/2009
Rating: Total score: 63% price: 80% performance: 48% features: 95% mobility: 62% ergonomy: 58%

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.


14.1": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. 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.


2.01 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for 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


75.83%: 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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» Fujitsu LifeBook S7220
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» Toshiba Tecra M10-S3411
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» Asus X82Q
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» Toshiba Tecra R10-10S
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» Asus B80A
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» Acer Extensa 4630Z
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» Panasonic Toughbook CF-F8
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» HP Pavilion dv4-1125nr
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» HP Compaq 6530b
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» Sony Vaio VGN-CS190
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» Lenovo Thinkpad R400
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» Dell Latitude E6400
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Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Sony Vaio VGN-CS390
Pentium Dual Core T4200, 2.7 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-01- 1 (Update: 2012-05-26)