Reviews and Problems with Acer TravelMate P6 / TMP
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Acer Travelmate P645
10 July 2014
Excerpt: An excellent keyboard and touchpad and understated design aren’t the only things that make a great laptop. The Acer Travelmate P645 is a good device, and better than most, but when you consider the sub-par screen and speakers, the overall package starts to look less appealing.
Summary: Beautiful without frills. Acer now offers a premium business notebook with the TravelMate P645. We check if the new Ultrabook flagship can compete with the premium devices from the competition.
Pros: High-quality case, Good performance, Dedicated graphics cards, IPS display, UMTS module, NFC, Almost silent, Not only the performance is good, the quality of the components, for instance the case, keyboard or the display, can convince us as well.
Cons: High price, Average luminance, A 4G/LTE module and a display with a brightness above 300 nits would be impressive.
Summary: The TravelMate P645 is a complete business notebook for office tasks and internet applications. Though it is expensive but you will experience working on a powerful system with dedicated CPU and GPU. Solid casing, good transfer rates and memory add to its quality and performance.
Summary: Ultra-TravelMate. Acer updates their venerable TravelMate-series and adds a 14-inch business Ultrabook to the lineup. Is the 14-inch Haswell-equipped P645 with its dedicated Radeon graphics card and generously-sized SSD a compelling alternative to the established competition?
Pros: Matte IPS display with Full-HD resolution, Good battery life, Slim and solid design, Dedicated graphics card, Acer offers a lot of value with the TP645: good performance, high build quality, and a long battery life.
Cons: Port locations less than ideal, Keyboard feedback limited, Noticeable backlight bleeding, Fan speed fluctuates under full load, Slightly lower performance on battery, A better keyboard is on top of our list, followed by a better port placement.
Conclusion: Acer’s new TravelMate does many things right. The chassis is well built and functional, the hardware is extremely quick, the battery seemingly lasts forever and the MSRP is reasonable. All of these factors should add up to the best business Ultrabook available today.
Pros: Excellent build quality, Light and thin, Plenty of connectivity, Speedy CPU and GPU performance, Long-lasting battery
Cons: Mundane exterior, Unpleasant keyboard, No touchscreen, Can run hot at load
Summary: The TravelMate's processing performance is right on par (and sometimes better than) the Lenovo ThinkPad T440s ($1019 starting, $1,749 as reviewed), which has less RAM and storage than TravelMate but can be outfitted with a touch screen.
Summary: For future engineers. 400 Euros (~$515) for an office notebook sounds very appealing. Compact measurements combined with a mid-range processor of Intel's second generation should help the thesis to be successful.
Pros: compact, sturdy magnesium case, excellent display hinges, Docking Port, 3x USB 3.0, good power consumption, low price, The Acer TravelMate P633 is an economical work tool for students and small businesses.
Cons: low display brightness, tinny loud speakers, slow hard-drive, out-of-date hardware, creaking mouse buttons, spongy keyboard, low battery runtimes, A bigger battery would increase the final score by a few points.
Summary: BusinessMate. Acer's 14-inch TravelMate P643-V-6424 targets the business customer and competes with similar notebooks from Lenovo, Dell, and HP. Is the 14-inch TravelMate a viable alternative to the stalwarts ThinkPad, Latitude, and ProBook?
Pros: Sturdy magnesium chassis, Very comfortable keyboard and good touchpad, 3 x USB 3.0, Non-glare screen, Solid performance, The sturdy construction and good input devices.
Cons: Display not very bright, Black level & contrast leave to be desired, Viewing angles limited, Battery takes very long to charge, Location of USB ports less than ideal, A brighter display with better contrast and higher resolution.