Acer TravelMate P645-MG-9419
Average of 5 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer TravelMate P645-MG-9419
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?
The Acer TravelMate P645 is a fine budget option for business users. If any configuration of this notebook falls within your (or your company's) price range, there's no significant reason against choosing the TravelMate over its pricier competition. If you can enjoy its quality feel and reassuring security features, while ignoring its slightly irritating flaws, you'll have a solid tool on your hands. Otherwise (i.e. if you have the cash to spend), look to this laptop's more expensive rivals.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2014
Rating: price: 80% performance: 60% features: 90% workmanship: 80%
Source: PC Mag
The Acer TravelMate TMP645-MG-9419 is good choice if you need a speedy business ultrabook for tasks like Excel spreadsheet recalculations, database work, and moderate photo and video editing. That said, the Dell Latitude e7440 Touch retains our Editors' Choice since it's a better ultrabook for large organizations and general business users thanks to its rugged construction, removable battery, touch screen, and dual pointing devices.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC World
At $1300, this Travelmate Pro is quite a nice piece of hardware, and it’s significantly less expensive than much of its business-oriented competition. But the lack of a 5-year warranty, its shortish lifespan, and niggling details like different-gauge screws will irk the corporate element of its intended audience. The favorable price-to-performance ratio make it a go for independent business users, but for corporate fleets? Probably not.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Digital Trends
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.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
With a speedy processor, discrete graphics and long battery life, the Acer TravelMate P645 ($1,299 as reviewed, $949 starting) is an excellent choice for corporate users. The notebook's thin design makes it easy to take to any office, and the host of ProShield security options will keep your files and information safe.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: HardwareLuxx DE→EN
Positive: plain design; appealing technology
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/08/2014
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Thin and light; long battery life; good display; dedicated GPU. Negative: Slow response touchpad; low-travel keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/15/2014
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Very thin and light; robust case; accurate colors and virtually full sRGB coverage of the IPS display; long battery life; high performance; 3G module, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11ac Wi-Fi connection modules.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/30/2014
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Elegant design and incredibly durable construction; full HD screen, powerful battery and wide connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/31/2014
Model: The Acer TravelMate P645-MG-9419 is made for business users who are constantly on the move. The battery life of this refreshed TravelMate lasts about 8 hours with relevant usage which is mainly web surfing and word processing. Therefore it is possible to say that the ultrabook would last the entire workday solely on battery. This Acer ultrabook is powered by the Intel Core i7-4500U processor with 8 GB of RAM. In addition to that, there is a dedicated AMD Radeon HD8750M graphics card with 2 GB of video memory. Thus it is apt for video editing and gaming.
Storage on this device is a 256 GB SSD with a read and write rate of 465 and 421 MB/s, respectively. Three USB 3.0 ports are available as well as HDMI and VGA port. The input devices consist of a backlit chiclet-style keyboard and a fairly sized Synaptics touchpad. The 14 inch display supports Full-HD resolution at 1920 x 1080 pixels. Finally the ultrabook features a black on black design with magnesium aluminum alloy cage and a carbon fiber shell. The Acer ultrabook is just 20.3 mm thick and weighs in at 1.57 kg. As a final thought, this ultrabook is a tough built portable device which severs the entire day seamlessly.
AMD Radeon HD 8750M: Mid-range graphics card based on the GCN architecture.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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.
Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.0 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.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
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 %
76.2%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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