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Acer TravelMate P256 Series

Acer TravelMate P256-M-55EGProcessor: Intel Core i3 4005U, Intel Core i3 4030U, Intel Core i5 4210U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 500, 599, 700 euro
Average Score: 77% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 70%, features: 67%, display: 71%
mobility: 74%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 92%

 

Acer TravelMate P256-M-39NG

Specifications

Acer TravelMate P256-M-39NGNotebook: Acer TravelMate P256-M-39NG
Processor: Intel Core i3 4005U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 599 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

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78% Acer TravelMate P256-M-39NG Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Full HD Premium. Acer attracts a lot of office users with its conservative, yet solid and powerful notebooks. Usually, the price-performance ratio is just right, but for this to be true for our test model, which uses the Intel Core i3-4005U and a Full HD display, the price would have to drop quite a lot.

 

Acer TravelMate P256-M-385Y

Specifications

Acer TravelMate P256-M-385YNotebook: Acer TravelMate P256-M-385Y
Processor: Intel Core i3 4030U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Acer TravelMate P256-M review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Featuring a functional design that houses a good number of port options, coupled with business focused management software, the TravelMate P256-M is a solid choice for any small to medium business looking for a desktop replacement. However, its rather bulky size, heavy weight, slow trackpad and slightly dull display hamper its usability as a mobile workstation and make it feel like it works as a laptop in name only.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Acer TravelMate P256-M-55EG

The latest entry in the iconic TravelMate series by Acer is the P255-M-55EG model. It comes equipped with Intel's Core i5 4210U processor clocked at 1.7 GHz and 4 GB DDR3 RAM. The RAM capacity can be increased to up to 16 GB depending on personal usage needs. A 500 GB hard drive is used for mass storage. Alongside the internal storage, a memory card reader is useful when users have digital cameras and smartphones to transfer data from. The 15.6 inch display has an HD resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphic processor is responsible for graphics. The total number of USB ports is three, but only one of them is a USB 3.0 port. Other ports available on the device are the standard VGA, HDMI and Ethernet. The pre-installed operating system is the Windows 8 Pro with 64 bit architecture. The laptop weighs in at 2.5 kg, which is acceptable for a 15 inch model. According to Acer an average of 4 hours of Internet surfing and word processing is possible with the 2500 mAh battery. All in all, the Acer TravelMate is a sturdy laptop targeted at business users.

Specifications

Acer TravelMate P256-M-55EGNotebook: Acer TravelMate P256-M-55EG
Processor: Intel Core i5 4210U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section
 TravelMate P256-M-55EG (Model)

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Average Score: 75% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

60% Acer TravelMate P256-M
Source: It Pro English
The Acer TravelMate P256-M isn’t very glamourous, but it’s a well-made workhorse laptop with good battery life, enough performance and almost all the ports you’re ever likely to need. It’s a shame the keyboard isn't better, but it's still a good fit for businesses looking to make a mass replacement of old desktops as well as for students and home users on a budget.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
90% 15in budget laptop aimed at business users, the Acer TravelMate P2 is a great value laptop
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Acer TravelMate gets all the basics right, with decent battery life, good application performance and a sturdy, robust feeling chassis. For under £500 it would be a good choice for home or business users looking for a simple Windows machine that can be carried around.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 80%

 

Comment

Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.

While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.

There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.


Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.

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


Intel Core i3:

4005U: Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz without Turbo Boost support. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.

4030U: Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.9 GHz without Turbo Boost support. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.

Intel Core i5:

4210U: Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.7 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

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


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


2.5 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

2.5 kg:


77%: 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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Stefan Hinum, 2015-04-11 (Update: 2015-04-11)