Acer TravelMate P236-M-57R4
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Reviews for the Acer TravelMate P236-M-57R4
Basic business partner. A price of 700 Euros (~$761) places Acer's new TravelMate P236 in the mid-range of business laptops. Since time is money, components with a decent speed ensure a smooth workflow. However, the TrackPad's handling rapidly slows down the work speed.
Source: Laptop Media
Arguably, one of the best budget ultrabooks out there. The design is really attractive, but somehow lacks effectiveness. For instance, the few things we didn’t like in the new TravelMate are the port placement and the touchpad. Otherwise, despite the thin profile (19.65 mm), compact looks, and only 1.5 kg of weight, the TravelMate P236 shows great performance capabilities and extraordinary cooling system, which does not affect user experience and most improtantly – keeps the internals cool without sacrificing performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/19/2015
Model: The TravelMate by Acer is a household name when it comes to business laptops. The P236-M-57R4 is the mid- range entry of the series. It comes with an Intel i5-5200U, a fifth generation processor clocked at 2.2 GHz. The integrated Intel HD Graphics 5500 is responsible for graphics. It is capable of handling demanding graphics processing needs such as video editing. The substantial 8 GB of DDR3 RAM can handle multitasking effortlessly and tasks run smoothly on its Windows 8.1 Pro operating system. As for storage, there is the zippy 240 GB SSD from Kingston, which should be sufficient for most users.
The 13.3 inch HD display features a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. As for connectivity there are a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, and an HDMI port. The weight of this device is a mere 1.5 kg and its maximum height is only 19.7 mm. Battery life is rated at seven hours with its 4 cell Lithium Ion battery of 3220 mAh capacity. This TravelMate has a sleek look with a sturdy build, which make it a desirable device. Finally, this laptop is an ideal companion for business users and college students alike, as it encases all essential hardware in a highly portable device.
Intel HD Graphics 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
5200U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» 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: 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.
77%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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