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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
Price: euro
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":

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.


2.01 kg:

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 %

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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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core i5 460M
Lenovo B460
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Toshiba Satellite M500-S403
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core i3 330M
Gigabyte M1405
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU9300
Viewsonic VNB141
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU7300
Panasonic Toughbook CF-F8
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SP9300
HP Pavilion dv4-2153cl
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core i3 330M
Acer Aspire 4736Z
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T4200
Dell Studio 1745-3691MBU
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo SU7300
Lenovo Lenovo G450
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6600
HP Pavilion dv4-1555dx
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6600
HP Pavilion dv4-1540us
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6600
Acer Aspire 4810TZ-414G32MN
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core SU4100
HP Pavilion dv4-1465DX
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6500
HP Pavilion dv4-1430us
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6500

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

MSI X400-225UK
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Solo SU3500, 1.5 kg
MSI X400-038UK
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Solo SU3500, 1.5 kg
MSI X400
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Solo SU3500, 1.5 kg

Devices with the same GPU

HP 630-A1E10EA
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Celeron B800, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Novatech Novabook Letnet
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T7300, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Acer Aspire 5735Z-454G64Mnss
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Asus P50IJ-SO176V
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T4400, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Acer Aspire 5735Z-454G32Mnss
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium Dual Core T4500, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Toshiba Satellite C660-16N
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6670, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Toshiba Satellite Pro C660-1UX
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Celeron M 925, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Samsung R540-JA06
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core i3 380M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
MSI CR620-691US
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core i3 380M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Lenovo Ideapad G560-M2797UK
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Pentium P6100, 15.6", 2.6 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-01- 1 (Update: 2012-05-26)