Notebookcheck

Acer TravelMate P2 TMP215-52 Laptop Review: Affordable Business

Complete with a VGA port. Acer's latest 15.6-inch TravelMate brings a smaller chassis design and an updated 10th gen Core i7 processor while keeping most of the features on last year's model. Raw processor performance however, is falling behind.

The 2020 TravelMate P2 P215 is an update to the 2018 TravelMate P2510. The Kaby Lake-R CPU and optional GeForce MX130 GPU have been swapped for Comet Lake-U and optional GeForce MX230 parts, respectively, while the new chassis design carries several important changes. Our test unit as configured retails for about $1000 USD while lesser Core i3/i5 and 768p options are available for as low as $600 USD.

Competitors in this space include other budget 15.6-inch business laptops like the Dell Latitude 3590, HP ProBook 450 G7, or Lenovo ThinkPad L590.

More Acer reviews:

Acer TravelMate P215-52
Processor
Intel Core i7-10510U 4 x 1.8 - 4.8 GHz, Comet Lake-U
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Core: 300 MHz, Memory: 1330 MHz, DDR4, 26.20.100.7926
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2666, 10-10-10-28, Dual-Channel
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, BOE CQ NV156FHM-N48, IPS, BOE0818, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Comet Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Soundcard
Intel Comet Lake PCH-LP - cAVS
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: SD reader, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.9 x 363 x 255 ( = 0.78 x 14.29 x 10.04 in)
Battery
48 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 3-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 7209
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Acer ControlCenter, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.8 kg ( = 63.49 oz / 3.97 pounds), Power Supply: 246 g ( = 8.68 oz / 0.54 pounds)
Price
1000 USD
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
82 %
08/2020
Acer TravelMate P215-52
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620
1.8 kg19.9 mm15.6"1920x1080
81 %
08/2020
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
i7-10510U, GeForce MX250
1.9 kg19 mm15.6"1920x1080
77 %
02/2020
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
1.9 kg19.9 mm15.6"1920x1080
79 %
02/2020
HP 15s-fq1556ng
i5-1035G1, UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
1.7 kg18 mm15.6"1920x1080
83 %
10/2019
Lenovo ThinkPad L590-20Q70019GE
i5-8265U, UHD Graphics 620
2 kg23 mm15.6"1920x1080
80 %
06/2019
Dell Latitude 3590
i5-8250U, UHD Graphics 620
2.1 kg22 mm15.6"1920x1080

Case

The P215 retains the same visual design language as its P2510 predecessor but with important improvements. Firstly, the bezels along the right and left edges are now much narrower for a more updated look. Secondly, the hinges are now gray in color and a bit larger than before for increased longevity. Thirdly, the webcam now has a physical shutter to address privacy concerns. And lastly, the keyboard and clickpad are different in layout.

Overall chassis materials and rigidity remain almost identical year-over-year. Thus, the newer model is noticeably lighter and smaller without feeling any weaker or stronger than before.

The system weighs about 300 g lighter than the older TravelMate P2510 while being about 17 mm shorter in length due to the narrower display bezels. It's small and lightweight for a budget office laptop especially when compared to the competing Dell Latitude 3590.

Plastic chassis is MIL-STD-810G compliant
Plastic chassis is MIL-STD-810G compliant
Outer lid and palm rests are rough in texture to deter fingerprints
Outer lid and palm rests are rough in texture to deter fingerprints
Hinges are small, but they do not creak when adjusting angles
Hinges are small, but they do not creak when adjusting angles
It's strange to see an HDMI sticker when this "feature" has become extremely common nowadays
It's strange to see an HDMI sticker when this "feature" has become extremely common nowadays
Lid can open up to 180 degrees. Rigidity is sufficient, but it becomes weaker at wider angles
Lid can open up to 180 degrees. Rigidity is sufficient, but it becomes weaker at wider angles
Rounded edges and corners. Lid flexes more than usual by design due to the plastic chassis materials
Rounded edges and corners. Lid flexes more than usual by design due to the plastic chassis materials
380 mm / 15 inch 258 mm / 10.2 inch 22 mm / 0.866 inch 2.1 kg4.56 lbs376.5 mm / 14.8 inch 254.5 mm / 10 inch 23 mm / 0.906 inch 2 kg4.45 lbs365 mm / 14.4 inch 257 mm / 10.1 inch 19 mm / 0.748 inch 1.9 kg4.21 lbs363.4 mm / 14.3 inch 247.5 mm / 9.74 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 1.9 kg4.19 lbs363 mm / 14.3 inch 255 mm / 10 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 1.8 kg3.97 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 242 mm / 9.53 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.7 kg3.73 lbs

Connectivity

The TravelMate P2 is one of the few laptops still shipping with VGA-out, full-size HDMI, RJ-45, and USB-C with DisplayPort compatibility all on one machine. When compared to the older TravelMate P2510, Acer has relocated one USB-A port from the right edge to the left edge. We're not sure if this was necessary since the left edge is now even more jam-packed with ports than ever before.

Front: No connectivity
Front: No connectivity
Right: USB-A 3.1, Kensington Lock, Nano Sim slot (optional)
Right: USB-A 3.1, Kensington Lock, Nano Sim slot (optional)
Rear: No connectivity
Rear: No connectivity
Left: AC adapter, Gigabit RJ-45, VGA-out, HDMI, 2x USB-A 3.1 Gen. 1, USB-C 3.1 Gen. 1, SD reader, 3.5 mm combo audio
Left: AC adapter, Gigabit RJ-45, VGA-out, HDMI, 2x USB-A 3.1 Gen. 1, USB-C 3.1 Gen. 1, SD reader, 3.5 mm combo audio

SD Card Reader

Transfer rates from the spring-laded SD card reader is very slow at just 17 MB/s. Moving 1 GB of pictures from our UHS-II test card to desktop takes a full minute compared to just 14 seconds on the HP ProBook 450 G7. Be prepared to wait longer than usual if you use SD cards often.

Fully inserted SD card can be tricky to remove
Fully inserted SD card can be tricky to remove
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
73.1 MB/s ∼100% +313%
Lenovo ThinkPad L590-20Q70019GE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
72.9 MB/s ∼100% +312%
Dell Latitude 3590
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
21.8 MB/s ∼30% +23%
Acer TravelMate P215-52
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
17.7 MB/s ∼24%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Lenovo ThinkPad L590-20Q70019GE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
84.4 MB/s ∼100% +392%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
81.4 MB/s ∼96% +374%
Dell Latitude 3590
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
25.3 MB/s ∼30% +47%
Acer TravelMate P215-52
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
17.17 MB/s ∼20%

Communication

The Intel AX201 comes standard for Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5 connectivity. We experienced no issues when connected to our Netgear RAX200 test router.

M.2 WLAN module is removable. 4G LTE is optional on this model
M.2 WLAN module is removable. 4G LTE is optional on this model
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer TravelMate P215-52
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1473 (1416min - 1504max) MBit/s ∼100%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1446 (653min - 1555max) MBit/s ∼98% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T7S00W00
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1339 (617min - 1491max) MBit/s ∼91% -9%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
486 (457min - 504max) MBit/s ∼33% -67%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer TravelMate P215-52
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1298 (988min - 1443max) MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T7S00W00
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1264 (638min - 1336max) MBit/s ∼97% -3%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1049 (862min - 1225max) MBit/s ∼81% -19%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
605 (293min - 637max) MBit/s ∼47% -53%
050100150200250300350400450500550600650700750800850900950100010501100115012001250130013501400145015001550Tooltip
; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1472 (1416-1504)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1298 (988-1443)

Webcam

ColorChecker
13.2 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
13.7 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
19.5 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
6 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
18.2 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
15 ∆E
13 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Acer TravelMate P215-52: 12.37 ∆E min: 3.2 - max: 19.48 ∆E

Security

Acer ProShield Security Manager is included with file encryption/decryption, data removal, TPM, and BIOS protection features. Fingerprint reader and Kensington Lock are available, but an IR camera is not.

Maintenance

The bottom panel is secured by 12 Philips screws and, unlike most other laptops these days, the edges and corners are not very sharp for easy servicing. Users will have one storage bay and two SODIMM slots to work with once inside.

Note the large unused space on one side of the laptop
Note the large unused space on one side of the laptop

Accessories and Warranty

There are no extras in the box other than the usual AC adapter and paperwork. Acer's one-year International Traveler's warranty applies.

Input Devices

Keyboard

The backlit keys are shallower in travel than on most other laptops for a lighter feel when typing. The Enter and Space keys, for example, do not feel as deep or "clicky" on the TravelMate. It takes some getting used to especially if you are coming from a desktop keyboard.

Our least favorite aspect of the keyboard is the small size of the NumPad keys which are narrower and spongier than the main QWERTY keys. You'd be better off with a USB NumPad if your routine involves fast number inputs.

Touchpad

The Precision clickpad (10 x 8 cm) is smooth in contrast to the textured palm rests with only minimal sticking when gliding at slow speeds. The integrated mouse keys are shallow in travel but with firmer click and feedback than expected for the category. Nonetheless, we still prefer the dedicated mouse buttons on last year's TravelMate P2510 because of their superior accuracy.

When compared to the P2510, the P215 has dropped the dedicated mouse buttons and an extra column of keys from the keyboard
When compared to the P2510, the P215 has dropped the dedicated mouse buttons and an extra column of keys from the keyboard
Fingerprints accumulate very quickly on the clickpad surface
Fingerprints accumulate very quickly on the clickpad surface
Key travel is very short and can take some getting used to, but feedback is otherwise crisp. All symbols are lit when the backlight is active
Key travel is very short and can take some getting used to, but feedback is otherwise crisp. All symbols are lit when the backlight is active
The arrow keys and Numpad keys are cramped and uncomfortable to use
The arrow keys and Numpad keys are cramped and uncomfortable to use

Display

The TravelMate P2 P215 shares the same BOE NV156FHM-N48 IPS panel as found on some other inexpensive 15.6-inch laptops including the Lenovo Flex 5 15, IdeaPad C340-15, and many of Acer's own laptops like the 2017 Swift 3 SF315 or Aspire 5 A515. Contrast ratio, colors, and response times are average at best especially when compared to the panels on high-end consumer Ultrabooks like the Lenovo Yoga S940, Dell XPS 15, or HP Spectre x360 15.

The most notable drawback to the display is the presence of pulse-width modulation on all brightness levels up to 99 percent. If your eyes are sensitive to onscreen flickering, then it would be best to avoid using this laptop for long periods or remain at 100 percent brightness whenever possible.

Subpixel array is slightly grainy due to the matte overlay
Subpixel array is slightly grainy due to the matte overlay
light-moderate uneven backlight bleeding along the top left corner
light-moderate uneven backlight bleeding along the top left corner
239.5
cd/m²
260
cd/m²
238.3
cd/m²
217
cd/m²
255.9
cd/m²
221.2
cd/m²
203.6
cd/m²
255.1
cd/m²
217.5
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE CQ NV156FHM-N48
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 260 cd/m² Average: 234.2 cd/m² Minimum: 20.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 78 %
Center on Battery: 255.9 cd/m²
Contrast: 556:1 (Black: 0.46 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.02 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8, calibrated: 4.17
ΔE Greyscale 4.2 | 0.64-98 Ø6
60.4% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 38.6% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.07
Acer TravelMate P215-52
BOE CQ NV156FHM-N48, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
LG Philips LGD062E, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
BOE CQ NT156FHM-N61, TN LED, 15.6, 1920x1080
HP 15s-fq1556ng
AU Optronics B156HW02, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Lenovo ThinkPad L590-20Q70019GE
N156HCE-EAA, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Dell Latitude 3590
BOE0802 / NT15N41 / Dell: M9P74, TN LED, 15.6, 1920x1080
Response Times
-24%
-10%
-60%
757%
-28%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
24.4 (14, 10.4)
35.2 (19.6, 15.6)
-44%
41 (22, 19)
-68%
51 (25, 26)
-109%
42.8 (22.8, 20)
-75%
41 (22, 19)
-68%
Response Time Black / White *
29.2 (15.2, 14)
30.4 (19.6, 10.8)
-4%
15 (8, 7)
49%
32 (18, 14)
-10%
30.8 (18, 12.8)
-5%
12 (8, 4)
59%
PWM Frequency
1000 (99)
24510 (40)
2351%
250 (90)
-75%
Screen
1%
-44%
20%
13%
-26%
Brightness middle
255.9
259.8
2%
203
-21%
254
-1%
247
-3%
215
-16%
Brightness
234
251
7%
188
-20%
234
0%
228
-3%
214
-9%
Brightness Distribution
78
91
17%
87
12%
86
10%
81
4%
91
17%
Black Level *
0.46
0.42
9%
0.635
-38%
0.18
61%
0.18
61%
0.385
16%
Contrast
556
619
11%
320
-42%
1411
154%
1372
147%
558
0%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.02
6.09
-21%
10.84
-116%
5.58
-11%
5.9
-18%
10.31
-105%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
18.26
16.33
11%
22.18
-21%
9.83
46%
22.9
-25%
20.44
-12%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
4.17
5.2
-25%
5.09
-22%
4.53
-9%
4.7
-13%
3.88
7%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.2
3.7
12%
12.87
-206%
5.02
-20%
5.1
-21%
11.84
-182%
Gamma
2.07 106%
2.56 86%
2.58 85%
2.83 78%
2.21 100%
2.67 82%
CCT
6975 93%
6759 96%
15854 41%
6570 99%
6398 102%
13398 49%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
38.6
35.7
-8%
36.4
-6%
36
-7%
41.2
7%
39
1%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
60.4
56.2
-7%
57.4
-5%
56
-7%
64.1
6%
61
1%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-12% / -3%
-27% / -39%
-20% / 7%
385% / 172%
-27% / -26%

* ... smaller is better

Color space is narrow at just 60 percent of sRGB to indicate a budget panel. This is common on many inexpensive business laptops where color accuracy is usually not a concern. Most mid-range to high-end consumer Ultrabooks these days cover at least 90 percent of sRGB for deeper and more accurate colors.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB

Further measurements with an X-Rite colorimeter show an overly cool color temperature and an average grayscale deltaE value of 4.2. These drawbacks improve noticeably after calibrating the panel ourselves, but colors remain about the same due to the limited gamut mentioned above. Our calibrated ICM profile is available above free of charge.

Grayscale before calibration
Grayscale before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
29.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 15.2 ms rise
↘ 14 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 70 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
24.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14 ms rise
↘ 10.4 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 17 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (38.8 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 1000 Hz ≤ 99 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 1000 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 99 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 1000 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17699 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Outdoor visibility is average at best even when under shade as the backlight isn't bright enough to overcome the ambient lighting. You're going to want to invest in pricier business laptops like the HP EliteBook where 1000-nit panels are available.

Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under sunlight
Wide IPS viewing angles. Contrast and colors degrade slightly if viewing from extreme angles
Wide IPS viewing angles. Contrast and colors degrade slightly if viewing from extreme angles

Performance

 

Processor

CPU performance is slower than the average Core i7-10510U in our database by about 17 to 24 percent. In fact, this deficit puts the processor in our Acer on equal footing to the older and less expensive Core i5-8265U. Performance sustainability is still pretty good as exemplified by our CineBench R15 xT loop results below, but it's disappointing to see that most systems running on older 9th gen Intel Whiskey Lake-U processors are able to outperform our Acer.

See our dedicated page on the Core i7-10510U for more technical information and benchmark comparisons.

CineBench R15
CineBench R15
CineBench R20
CineBench R20
0102030405060708090100110120130140150160170180190200210220230240250260270280290300310320330340350360370380390400410420430440450460470480490500510520530540550560570580590600610620630640650660670680690700710720Tooltip
Acer TravelMate P215-52 UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø468 (448.91-517.29)
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FT-DB77 GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-8565U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø669 (651.9-718.51)
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø409 (370.4-481.68)
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA Radeon 530, i7-10510U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø490 (467.15-520)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core) - CPU (Multi Core)
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
2601 Points ∼100% +121%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
2410 Points ∼93% +105%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
2208 Points ∼85% +88%
Lenovo ThinkPad T590-20N4002VGE
Intel Core i7-8565U
1571 Points ∼60% +34%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
1432 Points ∼55% +22%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (1015 - 1897, n=29)
1393 Points ∼54% +19%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1360 Points ∼52% +16%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
1323 Points ∼51% +13%
Acer TravelMate P215-52
Intel Core i7-10510U
1175 Points ∼45%
Lenovo ThinkPad L590-20Q70019GE
Intel Core i5-8265U
1162 Points ∼45% -1%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
902 Points ∼35% -23%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core) - CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo ThinkPad T590-20N4002VGE
Intel Core i7-8565U
472 Points ∼100% +24%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
462 Points ∼98% +21%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
460 Points ∼97% +20%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
453 Points ∼96% +19%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7
446 Points ∼94% +17%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (362 - 497, n=29)
433 Points ∼92% +13%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
427 Points ∼90% +12%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
414 Points ∼88% +8%
Lenovo ThinkPad L590-20Q70019GE
Intel Core i5-8265U
400 Points ∼85% +5%
Acer TravelMate P215-52
Intel Core i7-10510U
382 Points ∼81%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
338 Points ∼72% -12%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit - CPU Multi 64Bit
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
1051 Points ∼100% +103%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1050 Points ∼100% +103%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
894 (743.73min - 893.95max) Points ∼85% +73%
Lenovo ThinkPad T590-20N4002VGE
Intel Core i7-8565U
711 (499min - 719max) Points ∼68% +38%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (482 - 856, n=36)
668 Points ∼64% +29%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7
639.84 (494.21min - 639.84max) Points ∼61% +24%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
619 (557.76min - 618.79max) Points ∼59% +20%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
580 Points ∼55% +12%
Lenovo ThinkPad L590-20Q70019GE
Intel Core i5-8265U
521 (471.69min - 492.04max) Points ∼50% +1%
Acer TravelMate P215-52
Intel Core i7-10510U
517 (448.91min - 517.29max) Points ∼49%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
404 Points ∼38% -22%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit - CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad T590-20N4002VGE
Intel Core i7-8565U
193 Points ∼100% +16%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
181 Points ∼94% +8%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
180 Points ∼93% +8%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7
177.86 Points ∼92% +7%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (113 - 202, n=34)
177 Points ∼92% +6%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
175 Points ∼91% +5%
Acer TravelMate P215-52
Intel Core i7-10510U
167 Points ∼87%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
165 Points ∼85% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
163 Points ∼84% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad L590-20Q70019GE
Intel Core i5-8265U
160 Points ∼83% -4%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
157 Points ∼81% -6%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU - BMW27 CPU
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
1122.9 Seconds * ∼100% -28%
Lenovo ThinkPad L590-20Q70019GE
Intel Core i5-8265U
959 Seconds * ∼85% -9%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
907 Seconds * ∼81% -3%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7
896 Seconds * ∼80% -2%
Acer TravelMate P215-52
Intel Core i7-10510U
879 Seconds * ∼78%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (680 - 1051, n=23)
821 Seconds * ∼73% +7%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
797 Seconds * ∼71% +9%
Lenovo ThinkPad T590-20N4002VGE
Intel Core i7-8565U
687 Seconds * ∼61% +22%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
645 Seconds * ∼57% +27%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
585 Seconds * ∼52% +33%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
536.5 Seconds * ∼48% +39%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
Lenovo ThinkPad T590-20N4002VGE
Intel Core i7-8565U
4814 MIPS ∼100% +9%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (3747 - 4891, n=23)
4540 MIPS ∼94% +3%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4516 MIPS ∼94% +2%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
4425 MIPS ∼92% 0%
Acer TravelMate P215-52
Intel Core i7-10510U
4409 MIPS ∼92%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4315 MIPS ∼90% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
4211 MIPS ∼87% -4%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
4208 MIPS ∼87% -5%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
4057 MIPS ∼84% -8%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
4014 MIPS ∼83% -9%
Lenovo ThinkPad L590-20Q70019GE
Intel Core i5-8265U
3780 MIPS ∼79% -14%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 - 7z b 4
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
27219 MIPS ∼100% +66%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
27115 MIPS ∼100% +66%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
23877 MIPS ∼88% +46%
Lenovo ThinkPad T590-20N4002VGE
Intel Core i7-8565U
20861 MIPS ∼77% +27%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
17548 MIPS ∼64% +7%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (12196 - 21298, n=23)
17516 MIPS ∼64% +7%
Acer TravelMate P215-52
Intel Core i7-10510U
16371 MIPS ∼60%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7
15495 MIPS ∼57% -5%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
15043 MIPS ∼55% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad L590-20Q70019GE
Intel Core i5-8265U
14779 MIPS ∼54% -10%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
11135 MIPS ∼41% -32%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1308 Points ∼100% +19%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (977 - 1287, n=23)
1195 Points ∼91% +8%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
1161 Points ∼89% +5%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1109 Points ∼85% +1%
Acer TravelMate P215-52
Intel Core i7-10510U
1102 Points ∼84%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
1088 Points ∼83% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
1072 Points ∼82% -3%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
1027 Points ∼79% -7%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
4853 Points ∼100% +96%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4440 Points ∼91% +79%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4144 Points ∼85% +68%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
3899 Points ∼80% +58%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (1713 - 4467, n=24)
3538 Points ∼73% +43%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
3330 Points ∼69% +35%
Acer TravelMate P215-52
Intel Core i7-10510U
2474 Points ∼51%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
2434 Points ∼50% -2%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset - 4k Preset
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
6.79 fps ∼100% +61%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel Core i7-10710U
6.032 fps ∼89% +43%
Lenovo ThinkPad T590-20N4002VGE
Intel Core i7-8565U
5.5 fps ∼81% +30%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
4.61 fps ∼68% +9%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (3.41 - 5.5, n=23)
4.49 fps ∼66% +6%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
4.37 fps ∼64% +3%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4.29 fps ∼63% +1%
Acer TravelMate P215-52
Intel Core i7-10510U
4.23 fps ∼62%
Lenovo ThinkPad L590-20Q70019GE
Intel Core i5-8265U
3.9 fps ∼57% -8%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
3.59 fps ∼53% -15%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF - 20 Documents To PDF
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
115.68 s ∼100% +115%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
78 s ∼67% +45%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
62.2 s ∼54% +16%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (50.7 - 77.8, n=19)
59.1 s ∼51% +10%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
56.83 s ∼49% +6%
Acer TravelMate P215-52
Intel Core i7-10510U
53.7 s ∼46%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
53.2 s ∼46% -1%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7
51 s ∼44% -5%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean - Overall mean
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel Core i3-1005G1
0.755 sec * ∼100% -5%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel Core i5-10210U
0.729 sec * ∼97% -2%
Acer TravelMate P215-52
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.716 sec * ∼95%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
0.686 sec * ∼91% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U
  (0.638 - 0.81, n=20)
0.686 sec * ∼91% +4%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Core i7-1065G7
0.679 sec * ∼90% +5%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
0.651 sec * ∼86% +9%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
517 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
49.9 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
167 Points
Help

System Performance

PCMark results are 12 percent lower than the average laptop in our database equipped with the same Core i7-10510U CPU and integrated UHD Graphics 620 GPU. We suspect that the slower-than-average CPU and SK Hynix SSD in our Acer may be responsible for the lower numbers. We otherwise experienced no software or hardware issues during our time with the test unit.

PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
3310 Points ∼26% +34%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2465 - 4741, n=16)
3239 Points ∼25% +31%
HP 15s-fq1556ng
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3039 Points ∼23% +23%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
2878 Points ∼22% +17%
Dell Latitude 3590
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
2688 Points ∼21% +9%
Acer TravelMate P215-52
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
2465 Points ∼19%
Lenovo ThinkPad L590-20Q70019GE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
2067 Points ∼16% -16%
Productivity
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
7424 Points ∼71% +1%
Acer TravelMate P215-52
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
7330 Points ∼70%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6554 - 8036, n=16)
7243 Points ∼70% -1%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
6985 Points ∼67% -5%
HP 15s-fq1556ng
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
6679 Points ∼64% -9%
Dell Latitude 3590
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
5687 Points ∼55% -22%
Lenovo ThinkPad L590-20Q70019GE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
2941 Points ∼28% -60%
Essentials
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (8020 - 10546, n=16)
9266 Points ∼81% +13%
HP 15s-fq1556ng
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
8508 Points ∼74% +3%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
8370 Points ∼73% +2%
Acer TravelMate P215-52
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
8227 Points ∼72%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
8078 Points ∼71% -2%
Dell Latitude 3590
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
7529 Points ∼66% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad L590-20Q70019GE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
5073 Points ∼44% -38%
Score
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3783 - 4688, n=16)
4299 Points ∼53% +13%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
4231 Points ∼52% +11%
HP 15s-fq1556ng
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3992 Points ∼49% +5%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3911 Points ∼48% +3%
Acer TravelMate P215-52
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
3797 Points ∼47%
Dell Latitude 3590
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
3487 Points ∼43% -8%
Lenovo ThinkPad L590-20Q70019GE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
2247 Points ∼28% -41%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
HP 15s-fq1556ng
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
5035 Points ∼74% +4%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
4992 Points ∼73% +4%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3734 - 5366, n=13)
4987 Points ∼73% +3%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4854 Points ∼71% +1%
Acer TravelMate P215-52
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
4823 Points ∼71%
Dell Latitude 3590
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
4727 Points ∼69% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad L590-20Q70019GE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
3132 Points ∼46% -35%
Home Score Accelerated v2
HP 15s-fq1556ng
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
3673 Points ∼60% +16%
Average Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3157 - 4251, n=13)
3635 Points ∼60% +15%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
3585 Points ∼59% +14%
Dell Latitude 3590
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
3532 Points ∼58% +12%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3407 Points ∼56% +8%
Acer TravelMate P215-52
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
3157 Points ∼52%
Lenovo ThinkPad L590-20Q70019GE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
2747 Points ∼45% -13%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3157 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4823 points
Help

DPC Latency

LatencyMon reveals DPC latency issues related to network drivers. 4K UHD video playback on YouTube is smooth but not perfect as we were able to record 8 dropped frames during our minute-long test video.

DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10875H, SK Hynix PC611 512GB
9855.5 μs * ∼100% -316%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
2840.5 μs * ∼29% -20%
Acer TravelMate P215-52
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
2367.2 μs * ∼24%
HP 470 G7 8VU24EA
Radeon 530, i7-10510U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
2098.3 μs * ∼21% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
2080.2 μs * ∼21% +12%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
973 μs * ∼10% +59%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
935.2 μs * ∼9% +60%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Vega 5, R3 4300U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
800.1 μs * ∼8% +66%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
729.2 μs * ∼7% +69%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1, WDC PC SN520 SDAPMUW-256G
674.1 μs * ∼7% +72%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T7S00W00
Vega 6 R4000, R5 4500U, Toshiba BG4 KBG40ZNT512G
590.1 μs * ∼6% +75%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

Though our test unit comes with a 256 GB SK Hynix NVMe SSD, users can configure up to 512 GB. Sequential write rates are slow at only around 350 MB/s to indicate a budget NVMe SSD whereas more expensive alternatives like the Samsung PM981a can reach over 2000 MB/s. Sequential read rates are still very fast at over 2000 MB/s, but it can take many read iterations before reaching such speeds as shown by our DiskSpd loop test below.

See our table of HDDs and SSDs for more technical information and benchmark comparisons.

CDM 5.5
CDM 5.5
AS SSD
AS SSD
One internal M.2 slot with no secondary options
One internal M.2 slot with no secondary options
Acer TravelMate P215-52
SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
HP 15s-fq1556ng
Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Lenovo ThinkPad L590-20Q70019GE
Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
Dell Latitude 3590
Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
AS SSD
84%
147%
106%
170%
4%
Copy Game MB/s
228.95
361.87
58%
641.84
180%
928.25
305%
Copy Program MB/s
96.22
95.13
-1%
304.9
217%
419.84
336%
Copy ISO MB/s
634.43
2635.18
315%
894.1
41%
1147.33
81%
Score Total
1178
1986
69%
2842
141%
1901
61%
3420
190%
1060
-10%
Score Write
272
853
214%
1099
304%
1083
298%
1132
316%
364
34%
Score Read
639
745
17%
1159
81%
522
-18%
1528
139%
457
-28%
Access Time Write *
0.117
0.207
-77%
0.044
62%
0.044
62%
0.036
69%
0.042
64%
Access Time Read *
0.071
0.066
7%
0.056
21%
0.063
11%
0.06
15%
4K-64 Write
141.05
658.35
367%
884.75
527%
827.46
487%
926.34
557%
247.71
76%
4K-64 Read
423.38
580.5
37%
966.1
128%
323.13
-24%
1343.59
217%
372.48
-12%
4K Write
95.86
96.64
1%
89.3
-7%
165.36
73%
120.22
25%
79.85
-17%
4K Read
38.18
48.85
28%
38.79
2%
58.54
53%
45.72
20%
34.65
-9%
Seq Write
354.46
983.71
178%
1248.6
252%
904.44
155%
852
140%
361.68
2%
Seq Read
1769.75
1154.81
-35%
1542.38
-13%
1704.79
-4%
1383
-22%
498.72
-72%
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
30%
62%
45%
51%
-30%
Write 4K
153.7
111.1
-28%
176.1
15%
203.1
32%
115.3
-25%
79.52
-48%
Read 4K
60.39
56.28
-7%
50.36
-17%
65.32
8%
43.34
-28%
32.72
-46%
Write Seq
431
558.9
30%
1457
238%
973.4
126%
1014
135%
472.5
10%
Read Seq
1199
1348
12%
1424
19%
1651
38%
1481
24%
503.5
-58%
Write 4K Q32T1
374.5
277.1
-26%
381
2%
525.9
40%
495.4
32%
322.6
-14%
Read 4K Q32T1
445.5
312.1
-30%
436.5
-2%
345.2
-23%
332.6
-25%
249.9
-44%
Write Seq Q32T1
408.4
1652
305%
1455
256%
979.8
140%
1653.8
305%
530.5
30%
Read Seq Q32T1
1966
1588
-19%
1725
-12%
1883
-4%
1746.1
-11%
544.3
-72%
Write 4K Q8T8
1033.2
Read 4K Q8T8
891.8
Total Average (Program / Settings)
57% / 64%
105% / 115%
76% / 80%
111% / 127%
-13% / -10%

* ... smaller is better

SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 1966 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 408.4 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 445.5 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 374.5 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1199 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 431 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 60.39 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 153.7 MB/s

Disk Throttling: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

0102030405060708090100110120130140150160170180190200210220230240250260270280290300310320330340350360370380390400410420430440450460470480490500510520530540550560570580590600610620630640650660670680690700710720730740750760770780790800810820830840850860870880890900910920930940950960970980990100010101020103010401050106010701080109011001110112011301140115011601170118011901200121012201230124012501260127012801290130013101320133013401350136013701380139014001410142014301440145014601470148014901500151015201530154015501560157015801590160016101620163016401650166016701680169017001710172017301740175017601770178017901800181018201830184018501860187018801890190019101920193019401950196019701980199020002010202020302040Tooltip
: Ø1591 (1014.46-2037.71)

GPU Performance

The integrated UHD Graphics 620 in our Acer is performing exactly where we expect it to be relative to other laptops in our database despite the slower-than-average CPU performance mentioned above. This ancient GPU is sufficient for 4K UHD video playback despite the fact that it is now handily outclassed by even the cheapest integrated Zen Radeon GPU in the market.

Upgrading to the GeForce MX230 configuration will bring roughly 100 to 125 percent faster graphics performance than the UHD Graphics 620.

3DMark 11
3DMark 11
Ice Storm Extreme
Ice Storm Extreme
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Time Spy
Time Spy
 
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U
1032 Points ∼100% +174%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, i5-8265U
837 Points ∼81% +123%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T7S00W00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), R5 4500U
821 Points ∼80% +118%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, R7 4700U
742 Points ∼72% +97%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, R3 4300U
733 Points ∼71% +95%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
563 Points ∼55% +50%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10710U
425 Points ∼41% +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U
402 Points ∼39% +7%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1
395 Points ∼38% +5%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (299 - 443, n=72)
378 Points ∼37% +1%
Acer TravelMate P215-52
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U
376 Points ∼36%
Lenovo ThinkPad L590-20Q70019GE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U
363 Points ∼35% -3%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U
343 Points ∼33% -9%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U
3447 Points ∼100% +194%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T7S00W00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), R5 4500U
2802 Points ∼81% +139%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, i5-8265U
2755 Points ∼80% +135%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, R3 4300U
2438 Points ∼71% +108%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, R7 4700U
2425 Points ∼70% +107%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), R5 4500U
2313 Points ∼67% +97%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
1809 Points ∼52% +54%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1
1359 Points ∼39% +16%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10710U
1339 Points ∼39% +14%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U
1227 Points ∼36% +5%
Acer TravelMate P215-52
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U
1173 Points ∼34%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (557 - 1418, n=190)
1152 Points ∼33% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad L590-20Q70019GE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U
1143 Points ∼33% -3%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U
1058 Points ∼31% -10%
Dell Latitude 3590
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U
1039 Points ∼30% -11%
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Intel HD Graphics 515, 6Y30
735 Points ∼21% -37%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U
22208 Points ∼100% +146%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T7S00W00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), R5 4500U
21604 Points ∼97% +140%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, R3 4300U
18282 Points ∼82% +103%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, i5-8265U
17256 Points ∼78% +91%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, R7 4700U
16972 Points ∼76% +88%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), R5 4500U
16755 Points ∼75% +86%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
11896 Points ∼54% +32%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1
10336 Points ∼47% +15%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U
10004 Points ∼45% +11%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10710U
9882 Points ∼44% +10%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6910 - 11436, n=202)
9229 Points ∼42% +2%
Acer TravelMate P215-52
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U
9018 Points ∼41%
Lenovo ThinkPad L590-20Q70019GE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U
8935 Points ∼40% -1%
Dell Latitude 3590
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U
8411 Points ∼38% -7%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U
8190 Points ∼37% -9%
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Intel HD Graphics 515, 6Y30
6078 Points ∼27% -33%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Combined
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U
4389 Points ∼100% +162%
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T7S00W00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), R5 4500U
3727 Points ∼85% +123%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, i5-8265U
3693 Points ∼84% +120%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, R3 4300U
3288 Points ∼75% +96%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
2903 Points ∼66% +73%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), R5 4500U
2582 Points ∼59% +54%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, R7 4700U
2567 Points ∼58% +53%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10710U
2078 Points ∼47% +24%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1
1992 Points ∼45% +19%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U
1729 Points ∼39% +3%
Acer TravelMate P215-52
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U
1675 Points ∼38%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (959 - 2142, n=221)
1574 Points ∼36% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad L590-20Q70019GE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U
1430 Points ∼33% -15%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U
1359 Points ∼31% -19%
Dell Latitude 3590
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U
1185 Points ∼27% -29%
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Intel HD Graphics 515, 6Y30
1014 Points ∼23% -39%
1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo ThinkPad E14 Gen2-20T7S00W00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), R5 4500U
4392 Points ∼100% +150%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, i7-10510U
4202 Points ∼96% +140%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, R7 4700U
4019 Points ∼92% +129%
HP ProBook 445 G7 175W4EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), R5 4500U
3683 Points ∼84% +110%
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IWL-81N5004QGE
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, i5-8265U
3547 Points ∼81% +102%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, R3 4300U
3535 Points ∼80% +102%
HP 15s-fq1440ng
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), i7-1065G7
3487 Points ∼79% +99%
Lenovo IdeaPad 3 14IIL05
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i3-1005G1
1963 Points ∼45% +12%
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10710U
1940 Points ∼44% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad T14s-20T00044GE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U
1844 Points ∼42% +5%
Acer TravelMate P215-52
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U
1754 Points ∼40%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (1235 - 2006, n=221)
1741 Points ∼40% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad L590-20Q70019GE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U
1722 Points ∼39% -2%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U
1677 Points ∼38% -4%
Dell Latitude 3590
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U
1661 Points ∼38% -5%
Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Intel HD Graphics 515, 6Y30
1186 Points ∼27% -32%
3DMark 11 Performance
1960 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
7963 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1071 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
431 points
Help
low med. high ultra
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 68 43 20.4 18.1 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 21.4 14.5 13.1 fps

Emissions

System Noise

Fan noise is at a minimum during everyday loads like browsing or video streaming. It's silent at best and only about 33 dB(A) at worst. Extreme loads like Prime95 will induce a maximum fan noise of just 36.3 dB(A). Note that this may change if configured with the discrete GeForce GPU since it will share the same heat pipe and fan as the CPU.

Cooling solution consists of one 50 mm fan and copper heat pipe
Cooling solution consists of one 50 mm fan and copper heat pipe
Empty motherboard slots for the optional GeForce MX230 GPU and its two VRAM modules
Empty motherboard slots for the optional GeForce MX230 GPU and its two VRAM modules
2x SODIMM slots
2x SODIMM slots
We can notice just slight electronic noise or coil whine from our test unit
We can notice just slight electronic noise or coil whine from our test unit
Fan noise profile (White: Background, Red: System idle, Blue: 3DMark 06, Green: Prime95+FurMark stress)
Fan noise profile (White: Background, Red: System idle, Blue: 3DMark 06, Green: Prime95+FurMark stress)
Acer TravelMate P215-52
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
HP 15s-fq1556ng
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8
Lenovo ThinkPad L590-20Q70019GE
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8265U, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G
Dell Latitude 3590
UHD Graphics 620, i5-8250U, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ
Noise
-8%
-10%
-15%
-5%
-18%
off / environment *
25.7
26.2
-2%
30.3
-18%
30.3
-18%
29
-13%
30.6
-19%
Idle Minimum *
25.7
26.2
-2%
30.3
-18%
30.3
-18%
29
-13%
30.6
-19%
Idle Average *
25.7
26.2
-2%
30.3
-18%
30.3
-18%
29
-13%
31.9
-24%
Idle Maximum *
25.7
26.2
-2%
30.3
-18%
30.3
-18%
29
-13%
31.9
-24%
Load Average *
33.8
38.1
-13%
32.7
3%
34
-1%
29
14%
39
-15%
Load Maximum *
36.3
47
-29%
32.8
10%
41.3
-14%
33.8
7%
39.1
-8%
Witcher 3 ultra *
37.5

* ... smaller is better

Noise Level

Idle
25.7 / 25.7 / 25.7 dB(A)
Load
33.8 / 36.3 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 25.7 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2032.235.234.333.52533.532.531.732.63131.132.631.531.34023.722.224.324.1502421.821.124.86323.223.224.824.48020.921.722.222.31002020.620.920.212519.819.718.720.916019.918.416.820.520020.919.117.121.225022.92016.823.531522.720.317.122.94002320.316.424.750024.921.415.127.363024.320.6142680023.42013.325.5100021.817.91324125022.218.112.624.2160023.318.412.625.920002317.81325.8250022.818.11325.4315022.416.313.424.9400020.215.113.424500018.114.713.621.1630017.614.413.620.3800016.214.413.518.51000016.41513.617.81250015.914.813.115.21600017.415.812.514.5SPL33.829.725.736.3N1.91.20.72.4median 21.8median 18.1median 13.6median 23.5Delta22.21.82.7hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseAcer TravelMate P215-52

Temperature

The left half of the laptop will always be warmer than the right half due to how the motherboard components are positioned inside. The keyboard center can become as warm as 40 C when under high loads compared to 44 C on the more powerful HP ProBook 450 G7. It never becomes uncomfortable to type on since the palm rests remain cool no matter the load.

Rear exhaust
Rear exhaust
AC adapter after running high loads for almost an hour
AC adapter after running high loads for almost an hour
Max. Load
 28.8 °C
84 F
49 °C
120 F
39.8 °C
104 F
 
 28.8 °C
84 F
41.4 °C
107 F
34.6 °C
94 F
 
 29.2 °C
85 F
29.4 °C
85 F
32 °C
90 F
 
Maximum: 49 °C = 120 F
Average: 34.8 °C = 95 F
35.2 °C
95 F
41.2 °C
106 F
27.6 °C
82 F
35 °C
95 F
38.6 °C
101 F
27.4 °C
81 F
30 °C
86 F
27.4 °C
81 F
26.4 °C
80 F
Maximum: 41.2 °C = 106 F
Average: 32.1 °C = 90 F
Power Supply (max.)  51.4 °C = 125 F | Room Temperature 23 °C = 73 F | Fluke 62 Mini IR Thermometer
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34.8 °C / 95 F, compared to the average of 29.4 °C / 85 F for the devices in the class Office.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 49 °C / 120 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 41.2 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.6 °C / 85 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are reaching skin temperature as a maximum (32 °C / 89.6 F) and are therefore not hot.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28 °C / 82.4 F (-4 °C / -7.2 F).
System idle (top)
System idle (top)
System idle (bottom)
System idle (bottom)
Maximum stress (top)
Maximum stress (top)
Maximum stress (bottom)
Maximum stress (bottom)

Stress Test

We stress the system with synthetic loads to identify for any potential throttling issues. When running Prime95, the CPU would boost to 3.1 GHz for about 15 seconds until hitting a core temperature of 90 C. Clock rates and temperature would then fall and stabilize at 2.1 to 2.2 GHz and 73 C, respectively. This behavior matches our power consumption observations in the section below.

Running on batteries will not limit performance. A Fire Strike run on battery power would return almost identical Physics and Graphics scores as the same test on mains.

System idle
System idle
Prime95 stress
Prime95 stress
Prime95+FurMark stress
Prime95+FurMark stress
CPU Clock (GHz) GPU Clock (MHz) Average CPU Temperature (°C)
System Idle -- -- 41
Prime95 Stress 2.1 - 2.2 -- 73
Prime95 + FurMark Stress 0.8 - 0.9 748 68

Speakers

Pink noise at maximum volume. Bass is poor and volume could have been louder
Pink noise at maximum volume. Bass is poor and volume could have been louder
Stereo speakers are located towards the rear edge of the laptop instead of the front unlike on most other laptops
Stereo speakers are located towards the rear edge of the laptop instead of the front unlike on most other laptops
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2035.235.235.22532.732.532.73132.332.632.34029.522.229.55032.421.832.46330.123.230.18025.121.725.110021.920.621.912526.519.726.516024.218.424.220026.619.126.625039.12039.131551.220.351.240056.820.356.850059.221.459.263059.820.659.880060.42060.4100063.617.963.6125064.718.164.7160066.518.466.5200064.817.864.8250062.918.162.9315062.716.362.7400064.215.164.2500063.414.763.4630059.914.459.9800056.814.456.81000058.71558.71250058.514.858.51600048.815.848.8SPL7529.775N33.91.233.9median 59.2median 18.1median 59.2Delta9.92.29.935.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseAcer TravelMate P215-52Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Acer TravelMate P215-52 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (75 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27.6% lower than median
(-) | bass is not linear (15% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.9% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 71% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 22% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 67% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 26% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 20%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy Management

Power Consumption

Laptops running on Intel Comet Lake-U are generally very power efficient and this remains true on the TravelMate P2. Running 3DMark 06, for example, consumes an average of 31 W compared to 44 W on the Lenovo ThinkPad E15 powered by the faster Ryzen 7 4700U.

We're able to measure a maximum consumption of 43.3 W from the small (~9.5 x 4 x 2.7 cm) 45 W AC adapter. This rate is only temporary as shown by our graphs below since maximum Turbo Boost clock rates are not sustainable on this machine.

Power consumption while running 3DMark 06
Power consumption while running 3DMark 06
Prime95 initiated at 10s mark. Consumption would spike to 42.7 W for about 15 seconds before falling and stabilizing at 30 W
Prime95 initiated at 10s mark. Consumption would spike to 42.7 W for about 15 seconds before falling and stabilizing at 30 W
Prime95+FurMark initiated at 10s mark. Consumption would spike to 43.3 W for about 20 seconds before falling and stabilizing at 29.4 W
Prime95+FurMark initiated at 10s mark. Consumption would spike to 43.3 W for about 20 seconds before falling and stabilizing at 29.4 W
Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.3 / 0.52 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.5 / 6.2 / 6.9 Watt
Load midlight 31 / 43.3 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Acer TravelMate P215-52
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
i7-10510U, GeForce MX250, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
HP 15s-fq1556ng
i5-1035G1, UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo ThinkPad L590-20Q70019GE
i5-8265U, UHD Graphics 620, Toshiba XG6 KXG6AZNV512G, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Dell Latitude 3590
i5-8250U, UHD Graphics 620, Samsung SSD PM871b MZ7LN256HAJQ, TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 20RD0011GE
i7-10510U, Radeon RX 640, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU, IPS LED, 1920x1080, 15.6
Power Consumption
-61%
1%
-14%
-12%
-27%
Idle Minimum *
3.5
4.8
-37%
3.3
6%
3.96
-13%
4.3
-23%
3.2
9%
Idle Average *
6.2
9.5
-53%
6.4
-3%
6.9
-11%
7.2
-16%
6.8
-10%
Idle Maximum *
6.9
10.7
-55%
6.8
1%
9.8
-42%
9.8
-42%
9.5
-38%
Load Average *
31
61.8
-99%
29
6%
31.4
-1%
38
-23%
44
-42%
Load Maximum *
43.3
69
-59%
46
-6%
45.4
-5%
24
45%
66.4
-53%
Witcher 3 ultra *
50

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

Runtimes are respectable at almost 8 whole hours of real-world WLAN use from the relatively small 48 Wh internal battery pack. Recharging from empty to full capacity takes about 1.5 hours with the included AC adapter. The laptop can be recharged with generic USB-C power adapters as well.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
25h 06min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3