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Acer TravelMate 8481G Series

Acer TravelMate 8481G-2464G12ikkProcessor: Intel Core i5 2467M, Intel Core i7 2617M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
Display: 14.00 inch
Weight: 1.6kg, 1.75kg, 1.8kg
Price: 800, 1000, 1400 euro
Average Score: 80.6% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)
performance: 62%, features: 50%, display: 50%, mobility: 92%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 65%, emissions: 79%

 

Acer TravelMate 8481G

Specifications

Acer TravelMate 8481GNotebook: Acer TravelMate 8481G
Processor: Intel Core i7 2617M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

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Reviews

Acer TravelMate 8481 Preview: For Business Travellers
Source: Inside HW English Archive.org version
Acer’s TravelMate8481G has left an excellent impression on us thus far, and we’ll make sure to provide you with detailed description, tests and battery life impressions as soon as the final version of the product reaches us. They definitely need to keep the current production quality, good battery life and a price as low as possible. As long as these conditions are met, it’s firmly set on the path to an award from us.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/07/2011

 

Acer TravelMate TimelineX 8481TG-2464G38nkk

Specifications

Acer TravelMate TimelineX 8481TG-2464G38nkkNotebook: Acer TravelMate TimelineX 8481TG-2464G38nkk
Processor: Intel Core i5 2467M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.75kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

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Average Score: 86.5% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

82% Test Acer TravelMate TimelineX 8481TG Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/03/2012
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 79% display: 70% mobility: 93% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 79%
Acer TravelMate TimelineX 8481TG-2464G38nkk
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/22/2011
Rating: performance: 45% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%
Acer TravelMate 8481 – A legjobb intelligens útitárs
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN Archive.org version
good performance and battery runtime
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/07/2011
91% 가장 작고 슬림한 14.1인치 비즈니스 노트북 PC - 에이서 트래블메이트 TM8481G (성능편
Source: Notegear KO→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 91%

 

Acer TravelMate 8481G-2464G12ikk

Specifications

Acer TravelMate 8481G-2464G12ikkNotebook: Acer TravelMate 8481G-2464G12ikk
Processor: Intel Core i5 2467M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Price comparison

Average Score: 76.67% - good

Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Reviews

70% Review: Acer TravelMate 8481G
Source: APC Mag English Archive.org version
The price drop in ultraportable notebooks has begun already, with Acer transferring some of its newly learned lessons to its business range with the TravelMate 8481G. The 8481G comes standard with a 4-cell battery, which our testing showed capable of just under 5 hours with general use, while PCMark Vantage scored the notebook in the middle of the road, but more than capable for most business users.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/07/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

80% Acer Travelmate 8481G notebook teszt
Source: Geeks.hu HU→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/04/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% TravelMate 8481G: Társ az üzletben
Source: NotebookTV.hu HU→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/07/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Comment

Acer: In 1976, the company was founded in Taiwan under the name Multitech and was renamed Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors, TVs and computer peripherals. Since 2007, the group has merged with Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell, which also market their own laptop product lines.

Acer computers are designed for a variety of purposes, including ultrabooks for mobile use, gaming laptops for gamers, affordable options for everyday tasks, and 2-in-1 convertible laptops for versatility. Acer's product portfolio also includes tablets that offer portable computing and multimedia capabilities.


Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M: Entry level graphics card based on the new GF119 chip with a 64 Bit memory bus or on the GF108 with 128 Bit memory bus but lower clock rates. 

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

2617M:

Power saving ULV processor clocked at 1.5-2.6 GHz due to Turbo boost. Offers an integrated HD 3000 clocked at slow 350 / 950 MHz and a DDR3-1333 memory controller.

Intel Core i5:

2467M: Power saving ULV processor clocked at 1.6-2.3 GHz due to Turbo boost. Offers an integrated HD 3000 clocked at slow 350 / 1150 MHz and a DDR3-1333 memory controller.

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


14.00:

14 inch display size represents a middle ground between the small subnotebook formats and the screens of the standard 15 inch laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, provides good resolutions with usable detail sizes, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact. 

In the past, 14-inch devices were very rare, but now they are the standard for laptops after the 15-inchers. 

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


No weight comment found (one expected)!


80.6%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

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

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, Meteor Lake-H Ultra 7 155H, 14.50", 1.55 kg
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-57, GTX 1650
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, Tiger Lake i5-11400H, 15.60", 2.3 kg
Acer Aspire 5 A515-58GM, i7-1355U
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, Raptor Lake-U i7-1355U, 15.60", 1.78 kg
Acer Aspire 7 A715-76G, i5-12450H RTX 2050
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, Alder Lake-P i5-12450H, 15.60", 2.1 kg
Acer Aspire 5 A515-58GM
GeForce RTX 2050 Mobile, Raptor Lake-H i5-13420H, 15.60", 1.7 kg
Acer Nitro 5 AN517-55
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-P i5-12500H, 17.30", 3 kg
Acer Aspire 7 A715-76G, i5-12450H RTX 3050
GeForce RTX 3050 4GB Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-P i5-12450H, 15.60", 2.1 kg
Acer Swift X SFX16-61G
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Acer Nitro 16 AN16-51, i7-13700H RTX 3050
GeForce RTX 3050 6GB Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-H i7-13700H, 16.00", 2.7 kg
Acer Nitro 16 AN16-51
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, Raptor Lake-H i7-13700H, 16.00", 2.7 kg
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH317-56-72QY
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU, Alder Lake-S i7-12700H, 17.30", 3 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2011-08-10 (Update: 2012-05-26)