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Acer TravelMate P2410 (i7-8550U, MX130) Laptop Review

Daniel Puschina, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch, Tanja Hinum-Balaz (translated by Kevin S.), 08/26/2018

TravelMate: The name speaks for itself. What do you expect from a "TravelMate"? A reliable companion that does not run out of juice while on the go and an 08/15 case that is sufficiently resistant to everyday signs of use. The TravelMate offers all of this; however, Acer bargains away a better rating due to some downsides.

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In this review, we focus on the 14-inch version of the TravelMate from Acer with the full name P2410-G2-MG-82E6. The slightly bigger 15.6-inch TravelMate P2510 and the Intel Core i5-7200U has already been tested at the beginning of the year, and we will soon update this review as well, which will test the TravelMate P2510 with the more powerful Intel Core i5-8250.

As simple and ordinary as the tested TravelMate might look like, it is equipped with an Intel Core i7-8550U, a dedicated Nvidia GeForce MX130, 8 GB RAM and a 1 TB HDD on top of the SSD. Of course, we come back later to the GeForce MX130 in the gaming performance.

For comparison, we add the following devices:

Acer TravelMate 2410-G2-MG-82E6
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, CMN N140HCA-EAB, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Sunrise Point-LP
Storage
SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A, 256 GB 
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5mm audio jack, Card Reader: Realtek USB 2.0 Card Reader
Networking
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-LM (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/h/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 22 x 342 x 236 ( = 0.87 x 13.46 x 9.29 in)
Battery
48 Wh, 3220 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD WebCam
Additional features
Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Power Adaptor, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.8 kg ( = 63.49 oz / 3.97 pounds), Power Supply: 206 g ( = 7.27 oz / 0.45 pounds)
Price
1099 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

One thing is clear: The TravelMate does not stand a chance in a design competition, but it is not unpleasantly chunky. The design on the back side of the closed TravelMate is interesting: Here you can see that the base is larger than the display. But overall, it is rather decent and does not rely on frills and glamour. Fingerprints are practically invisible on the slightly rough surface of the black plastic case. On the downside: Only plastic is used, even for the display hinges. The base creaks a bit, and you can actually dent it in the center. Stability is also not a strong point of the display.

However, one should highlight the resistance when tilting the display and its hinges, because our test device has just the right mix between too rigid and too loose. The tested opening angle stays firmly with little play.

Size Comparison


With dimensions of 34.2 x 23.6 inches and a thickness of 22.3 millimeters, the TravelMate is not one of the small 14-inch devices. A comparison with two Lenovo laptops or the HP ZBook of the same size shows that the Acer has an extra centimeter or more at each edge length. The TravelMate is also thicker compared to other tested devices.

Features - A TravelMate full of outlets

Left side: very tight.
Left side: very tight.
Right side: 3x USB
Right side: 3x USB

The connection options of the TravelMate are very diverse and cover just about everything, from VGA and Ethernet ports to HDMI and USB-C. However, only one of the four USB-A ports is equipped with the 3.0 standard. Interestingly, the 14-inch model with four USB-A ports has one more port than its larger 15-inch version. The arrangement of ports leaves much to be desired here and there because the connections on both sides are close together and can interfere with each other, especially on the left side. The result is that the only USB Type-A (3.0) is too close to the USB-Type-C and the HDMI port.

On the right side, the 90-degree angled power cord gets in the way of the Kensington lock if the power cable is not laid out to the rear, but to the front.

The power cord is very close...
The power cord is very close...
...to the ports and the Kensington lock.
...to the ports and the Kensington lock.

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SD Card Reader

For this model, the card reader is on the right side and is not supported by a spring, but there is only a normal slot for the SD card, and half of the SD card sticks out. The read and write rates of the TravelMate are rather slow (16.8 MB/s during the copying process and 24.3 MB/s at the sequential reading benchmark). We use the Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II memory card for the measurements and the TravelMate is at the lower end of our comparison chart. The figures correspond roughly to the TravelMate P2510, the model of the previous year. This means that Acer has not improved on the SD card reader.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
HP Spectre x360 15-ch011nr
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
163.8 MB/s ∼100% +875%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
 
159 MB/s ∼97% +846%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L6S01V00
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
77.8 MB/s ∼47% +363%
Average of class Office
  (10.2 - 191, n=232)
60.8 MB/s ∼37% +262%
Asus VivoBook 15 F510UF-ES71
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
30.8 MB/s ∼19% +83%
Acer TravelMate P2510-M-51ZQ
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26 MB/s ∼16% +55%
Acer TravelMate 2410-G2-MG-82E6
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
16.8 MB/s ∼10%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
HP Spectre x360 15-ch011nr
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
212.4 MB/s ∼100% +774%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
 
190.59 MB/s ∼90% +684%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L6S01V00
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
86.4 MB/s ∼41% +256%
Average of class Office
  (9.5 - 255, n=209)
78 MB/s ∼37% +221%
Asus VivoBook 15 F510UF-ES71
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
35.39 MB/s ∼17% +46%
Acer TravelMate P2510-M-51ZQ
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26.3 MB/s ∼12% +8%
Acer TravelMate 2410-G2-MG-82E6
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
24.3 MB/s ∼11%

Communication

The Intel MIMO 2x2 module (maximum 867 Mb/s) performs quite well in our test. Especially the transmission of data is very fast at 613 Mb/s and leaves all other competitors clearly behind. Only the Acer TravelMate P2510 from 2017 with the same Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 7265 can compete with it. Measurements were taken in the 5 GHz network one meter away from our reference router Linksys EA8500. WWAN, i.e. the possibility to access the Internet via SIM card and LTE, is not offered by the TravelMate. Instead, you will find an Ethernet port for a LAN cable on the left side.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP Spectre x360 15-ch011nr
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
656 MBit/s ∼100% +30%
Asus VivoBook 15 F510UF-ES71
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
647 MBit/s ∼99% +28%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L6S01V00
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter
625 MBit/s ∼95% +24%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
618 MBit/s ∼94% +22%
Acer TravelMate P2510-M-51ZQ
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
547 MBit/s ∼83% +8%
Acer TravelMate 2410-G2-MG-82E6
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
505 MBit/s ∼77%
Average of class Office
  (5 - 688, n=174)
458 MBit/s ∼70% -9%
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
302 MBit/s ∼46% -40%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Acer TravelMate P2510-M-51ZQ
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
681 MBit/s ∼100% +11%
Acer TravelMate 2410-G2-MG-82E6
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
613 MBit/s ∼90%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
538 MBit/s ∼79% -12%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L6S01V00
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter
520 MBit/s ∼76% -15%
Asus VivoBook 15 F510UF-ES71
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
500 MBit/s ∼73% -18%
HP Spectre x360 15-ch011nr
Intel Wireless-AC 9260
479 MBit/s ∼70% -22%
Average of class Office
  (34 - 688, n=174)
425 MBit/s ∼62% -31%
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
289 MBit/s ∼42% -53%

Security

The TravelMate has no fingerprint sensor, but it does have the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) with version 2.0, which is also the base for the preinstalled Acer ProShield software. A Kensington lock is also available, but it is positioned so close to the power connector that the angled power cord must be laid out to the rear.

Accessories

The only accessory included is a compact 65-watt power supply, which weighs 206 grams (measured without power supply cable).

Maintenance

Replacing the HDD or internal memory proves to be fast and user-friendly. Each cover on the underside is secured by only a single Phillips screw and special tools are not needed.

Easy access to the HDD and...
Easy access to the HDD and...
...to the second RAM slot.
...to the second RAM slot.

Our tested TravelMate already includes a 4 GB (DDR4-2400) RAM stick from Micron. If necessary, this can be replaced by a maximum of 16 GB RAM. Since another 4 GB of SK Hynix-branded RAM is soldered to the motherboard, we can reach a maximum of 20 GB of RAM after upgrading.

Arrangement of maintenance compartments
Arrangement of maintenance compartments
This 4 GB RAM stick can be exchanged
This 4 GB RAM stick can be exchanged

Warranty

Acer's statements on the warranty are contradictory. The website mentions a three-year send-in warranty for TravelMate notebooks, but if you open the corresponding PDF document, the warranty shrinks to two years. (Note that this applies to the German website.)

Input Devices - Acer plays it safe

Backlit keyboard
Backlit keyboard

Keyboard

The keyboard, which has a white backlight and a 1.6 mm stroke, allows for quick and easy typing without too much clattering. The quality of the keyboard is simple but does not seem cheap. The square letter keys are 15 mm in size; a numpad like the TravelMate P2510 has does not exist in the 14-inch model.

The backlight is pleasant and fairly evenly distributed, but it is not dimmable or adjustable. It is a little annoying that the lights turn off automatically after 30 seconds, just as with other Acer models that we have tested. It also does not help if the TravelMate is connected to the power adaptor or if you make inputs on the touchpad now and then, because the 30 seconds are activated with the last keystroke. At least, we were not able to find an option to change the settings.

Touchpad

The 10.2 by 5.7 centimeter touchpad is pleasant to use and responds with no errors. There are two separate buttons below the pad, which have the same pressure point along the length. Of course, the TravelMate also has gesture control and multi-touch features.

Display - Not too bright, but suitable for outdoor use

Subpixel
Subpixel

Acer also uses a Chi Mei display for the P2410 as it did for last year's larger TravelMate but upgrades it to a new model. In almost all areas, the new display achieves better values and especially the DeltaE Colorchecker results are better compared to many devices offered by the competition.

We are talking about a matte 14-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and a density of 157 dpi. The maximum brightness in the center of the screen is 215 cd/m², which does not seem very high, but it remains still readable in outdoor use thanks to the matte display. The test was performed in direct sun at noon at + 35 °C.

Direct sun and unfavorable position
Direct sun and unfavorable position
Direct sun, display angle changed
Direct sun, display angle changed
In the shade
In the shade

In the first picture, an unfavorable display position in direct sunlight is chosen. In the second picture, the display is still in direct sunlight, but the IPS display position is slightly changed by 4-5 centimeters. A clear difference in readability can be noticed, and even for a value of 215 cd/m², our Notebookcheck website was clearly legible. The last picture shows the laptop in the shade.

237
cd/m²
233
cd/m²
229
cd/m²
247
cd/m²
265
cd/m²
235
cd/m²
230
cd/m²
254
cd/m²
225
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 265 cd/m² Average: 239.4 cd/m² Minimum: 18.5 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 265 cd/m²
Contrast: 716:1 (Black: 0.37 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.93 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.2, calibrated: 3.13
ΔE Greyscale 2.29 | 0.64-98 Ø6.5
60% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 38% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.33
Acer TravelMate 2410-G2-MG-82E6
CMN N140HCA-EAB, , 1920x1080, 14
Acer TravelMate P2510-M-51ZQ
Chi Mei CMN15D3 / N156HCE-EAA, , 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
AUO B140QAN02.3, , 2560x1440, 14
Asus VivoBook 15 F510UF-ES71
LG Philips LP156WF9-SPK2, , 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L6S01V00
Lenovo LP140WF6-SPB7, , 1920x1080, 14
HP Spectre x360 15-ch011nr
BOE0730, , 3840x2160, 15.6
Response Times
-22%
-51%
9%
-4%
-41%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
34 (16, 18)
45 (27, 18)
-32%
58.4 (29.2, 29.2)
-72%
27.2 (13.2, 14)
20%
35.6 (17.6, 18)
-5%
38 (20.4, 17.6)
-12%
Response Time Black / White *
24 (13, 11)
32 (18, 14)
-33%
31.2 (14.8, 16.4)
-30%
24.8 (14, 10.8)
-3%
24.8 (13.2, 11.6)
-3%
27.6 (15.6, 12)
-15%
PWM Frequency
25000 (10)
25000 (80)
0%
943.4 (99)
-96%
Screen
-17%
1%
-18%
-14%
-8%
Brightness middle
265
215
-19%
311
17%
257
-3%
307
16%
329.3
24%
Brightness
239
198
-17%
293
23%
246
3%
295
23%
316
32%
Brightness Distribution
85
78
-8%
85
0%
89
5%
90
6%
84
-1%
Black Level *
0.37
0.32
14%
0.2
46%
0.34
8%
0.25
32%
0.31
16%
Contrast
716
672
-6%
1555
117%
756
6%
1228
72%
1062
48%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.93
5.15
-31%
6
-53%
4.54
-16%
5.7
-45%
4.78
-22%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.79
10.89
-24%
11.6
-32%
16
-82%
21.3
-142%
11.75
-34%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
3.13
1.6
49%
3.61
-15%
4.7
-50%
3.51
-12%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.29
4.25
-86%
8.7
-280%
4.6
-101%
3.7
-62%
7.9
-245%
Gamma
2.33 94%
2.61 84%
2.19 100%
2.44 90%
2.11 104%
2.24 98%
CCT
6951 94%
6603 98%
8426 77%
7096 92%
7353 88%
8323 78%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
38
40
5%
60.9
60%
37.5
-1%
37.4
-2%
58.8
55%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
60
63
5%
96
60%
59.2
-1%
58.7
-2%
90.4
51%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-20% / -18%
-25% / -7%
-5% / -14%
-9% / -12%
-25% / -15%

* ... smaller is better

CalMAN ColorChecker (not calibrated)
CalMAN ColorChecker (not calibrated)
CalMAN Color Saturation (not calibrated)
CalMAN Color Saturation (not calibrated)
CalMAN Grayscales (not calibrated)
CalMAN Grayscales (not calibrated)
CalMAN ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN Color Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN Color Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN Grayscales (calibrated)
vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB

For photographers and ambitious Photoshop users, so those who care about a broad color space, the P2410 will not be a first choice. We measured a color-space coverage of only 38% for AdobeRGB and 60% for Color Space.

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
24 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 13 ms rise
↘ 11 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 240 (maximum) ms. » 32 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (25.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
34 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16 ms rise
↘ 18 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 23 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (41 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 25000 Hz ≤ 10 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 25000 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 10 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 25000 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8933 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The IPS display provides steady results and an almost uniform brightness and color gradient from all angles. However, it performs a bit worse than you would expect from an IPS display.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - The TravelMate shows signs of weakness

Acer offers three possible processor variants for its TravelMate P2410-G2 series. The choices are an Intel Core i3-8130U, the i5-8250U or an Intel Core i7-8550U, which is used in our test device.

Processor

Our Acer TravelMate P2410-G2-MG has an Intel Core i7-8550U. The use of this eighth-generation Intel chip means that four cores and a maximum clock of up to 4 GHz with a TDP of 15 watts are implemented. However, with the i7-8550U, the full 4 GHz can be enjoyed only by two cores at the same time; in four-core mode, the maximum clock rate is only 3.7 GHz. Further technical background information about the i7-8550U can be found in our benchmark area for mobile CPUs.

In the Cinebench benchmark test, the Acer TravelMate P2410 underperformed in both CPU single-64 bit mode and CPU multi-64-bit multi-core mode. However, the gap of 16% in multi-core mode compared to the average of all other Intel Core i7-8550U laptops that we tested is by far worse than expected and places the test device at the bottom of our list.


Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Asus VivoBook 15 F510UF-ES71
Intel Core i7-8550U
168 Points ∼100% +12%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
Intel Core i7-8550U
167 Points ∼99% +11%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L6S01V00
Intel Core i7-8550U
161 Points ∼96% +7%
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
Intel Core i7-8550U
161 Points ∼96% +7%
Average Intel Core i7-8550U
  (108 - 172, n=67)
160 Points ∼95% +7%
Acer TravelMate 2410-G2-MG-82E6
Intel Core i7-8550U
150 Points ∼89%
HP Spectre x360 15-ch011nr
Intel Core i7-8550U
149 Points ∼89% -1%
Acer TravelMate P2510-M-51ZQ
Intel Core i5-7200U
129 Points ∼77% -14%
Average of class Office
  (20 - 178, n=478)
108 Points ∼64% -28%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L6S01V00
Intel Core i7-8550U
657 Points ∼100% +36%
Asus VivoBook 15 F510UF-ES71
Intel Core i7-8550U
655 Points ∼100% +36%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
Intel Core i7-8550U
603 Points ∼92% +25%
Average Intel Core i7-8550U
  (301 - 761, n=69)
575 Points ∼88% +19%
HP Spectre x360 15-ch011nr
Intel Core i7-8550U
523 Points ∼80% +8%
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
Intel Core i7-8550U
518 Points ∼79% +7%
Acer TravelMate 2410-G2-MG-82E6
Intel Core i7-8550U
482.58 (min: 478.58, max: 514) Points ∼73%
Acer TravelMate P2510-M-51ZQ
Intel Core i5-7200U
328 Points ∼50% -32%
Average of class Office
  (36 - 1050, n=482)
318 Points ∼48% -34%
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
482.58 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
150 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
79.51 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Help
Temperature remains stable during Cinebench loop tests.
Temperature remains stable during Cinebench loop tests.

During the Cinebench loop test, the TravelMate P2410 behaves similarly to the Lenovo IdeaPad 530. We start with 514 points in the first round and then we get to a level between 480 and 485 points. Here, however, we remain stable, and even a look at the TDP shows that consistently 15 watts is supplied. Thermal throttling does not occur at all, and the temperature remains at a stable level.

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Acer TravelMate 2410-G2-MG-82E6 Intel Core i7-8550U: Ø483 (478.58-514)
Asus VivoBook 15 F510UF-ES71 Intel Core i7-8550U: Ø632 (625.69-655.17)
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB Intel Core i7-8550U: Ø481 (476.32-517.64)
Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L6S01V00 Intel Core i7-8550U: Ø628 (624.25-657.27)
HP Spectre x360 15-ch011nr Intel Core i7-8550U: Ø519 (509.07-542.3)
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U: Ø573 (562.08-619.04)

System Performance

In the Work Score of PCMark, the TravelMate ranks between the Lenovo ThinkPad and the Lenovo IdeaPad. Both competitors are also equipped with an Intel Core i7-8550U. The only difference is probably the faster Samsung PM981 SSD, which allows for a better ranking of the ThinkPad. Nonetheless, Acer’s TravelMate does not perform badly in the Work Score and the Home Score compared to its competitors: It only lags by 4% and 1%, respectively.

PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L6S01V00
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5025 Points ∼100% +4%
Acer TravelMate 2410-G2-MG-82E6
GeForce MX130, 8550U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
4811 Points ∼96%
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
GeForce MX150, 8550U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
4648 Points ∼92% -3%
Acer TravelMate P2510-M-51ZQ
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
4592 Points ∼91% -5%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
4436 Points ∼88% -8%
HP Spectre x360 15-ch011nr
GeForce MX150, 8550U, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
4323 Points ∼86% -10%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Acer TravelMate P2510-M-51ZQ
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
3715 Points ∼100% +1%
Asus VivoBook 15 F510UF-ES71
GeForce MX130, 8550U, Seagate Mobile HDD 1TB ST1000LM035
3704 Points ∼100% +1%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L6S01V00
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3675 Points ∼99% 0%
Acer TravelMate 2410-G2-MG-82E6
GeForce MX130, 8550U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
3663 Points ∼99%
HP Spectre x360 15-ch011nr
GeForce MX150, 8550U, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
3482 Points ∼94% -5%
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
GeForce MX150, 8550U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
3463 Points ∼93% -5%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G
3432 Points ∼92% -6%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3663 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4811 points
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Storage Solution

Space for a 2.5-inch HDD
Space for a 2.5-inch HDD

As with the TravelMate P2510, Acer uses an SSD from SK Hynix, which delivers quite acceptable values, especially in the relevant categories. Write 4k QD32 with 255.2 MB/s and Read 4k QD32 with 380.7 MB/s are acceptable rates and deliver significantly better values than the average.

In addition to the SSD, our 14-inch device also offers space for the Seagate ST1000LM035-1RK172, which is a 2.5-inch, 1 TB HDD working at 5,400 RPM. The HDD can be easily accessed via the maintenance cover without having to unscrew the entire case.

Acer TravelMate 2410-G2-MG-82E6
SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
Acer TravelMate P2510-M-51ZQ
SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L6S01V00
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Average SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
 
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
3%
88%
89%
-6%
Write 4k QD32
255.2
262
3%
260.2
2%
271.4
6%
220 (98.5 - 267, n=19)
-14%
Read 4k QD32
380.7
359.7
-6%
330.3
-13%
383.4
1%
323 (119 - 403, n=19)
-15%
Write 4k
81.6
84.2
3%
99.97
23%
108
32%
74.8 (46.6 - 95.9, n=19)
-8%
Read 4k
27.7
32.59
18%
39.83
44%
64.39
132%
28 (15.9 - 33.1, n=19)
1%
Write 512
260.5
260.9
0%
642.2
147%
566.8
118%
243 (138 - 268, n=19)
-7%
Read 512
327.5
328.5
0%
769.3
135%
561.1
71%
328 (234 - 562, n=19)
0%
Write Seq
259.7
260.1
0%
733.3
182%
927.8
257%
246 (138 - 270, n=19)
-5%
Read Seq
473.3
498.1
5%
1360
187%
922
95%
481 (282 - 518, n=19)
2%
SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
Sequential Read: 473.3 MB/s
Sequential Write: 259.7 MB/s
512K Read: 327.5 MB/s
512K Write: 260.5 MB/s
4K Read: 27.7 MB/s
4K Write: 81.6 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 380.7 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 255.2 MB/s
CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3
CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3
CrystalDiskMark 5.2.0
CrystalDiskMark 5.2.0
AS SSD
AS SSD
HD Tune 2.55
HD Tune 2.55

Graphics Card

HD Graphics 620
HD Graphics 620
GeForce MX130
GeForce MX130

There are two different versions of the TravelMate P2410. The more expensive version includes the onboard HD Graphics 620 and an additional dedicated Nvidia GeForce MX130, which has been the successor of the GeForce 940MX since 2018. It is available on the market with two different memory versions. Luckily, Acer decided to use the one with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory. The analysis tool GPU-Z indicates a GPU clock of 1,109 MHz, which can be boosted to 1,189 MHz. The memory clock rate is 1,253 MHz.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
HP Spectre x360 15-ch011nr
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
4708 Points ∼100% +69%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L6S01V00
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
4300 Points ∼91% +54%
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
3833 Points ∼81% +37%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX130
  (2592 - 3188, n=11)
2867 Points ∼61% +3%
Asus VivoBook 15 F510UF-ES71
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i7-8550U
2802 Points ∼60% 0%
Acer TravelMate 2410-G2-MG-82E6
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i7-8550U
2791 Points ∼59%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8550U
1810 Points ∼38% -35%
Acer TravelMate P2510-M-51ZQ
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1530 Points ∼32% -45%
Average of class Office
  (185 - 4967, n=603)
1222 Points ∼26% -56%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
HP Spectre x360 15-ch011nr
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
3622 Points ∼100% +54%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L6S01V00
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
3585 Points ∼99% +53%
Acer TravelMate 2410-G2-MG-82E6
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i7-8550U
2345 Points ∼65%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX130
  (2149 - 2478, n=10)
2340 Points ∼65% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
2323 Points ∼64% -1%
Asus VivoBook 15 F510UF-ES71
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i7-8550U
2322 Points ∼64% -1%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8550U
1158 Points ∼32% -51%
Acer TravelMate P2510-M-51ZQ
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
1026 Points ∼28% -56%
Average of class Office
  (138 - 4109, n=430)
941 Points ∼26% -60%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L6S01V00
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
21893 Points ∼100% +58%
HP Spectre x360 15-ch011nr
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
19900 Points ∼91% +44%
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8550U
18946 Points ∼87% +37%
Acer TravelMate 2410-G2-MG-82E6
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i7-8550U
13857 Points ∼63%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX130
  (12166 - 14809, n=10)
13420 Points ∼61% -3%
Asus VivoBook 15 F510UF-ES71
NVIDIA GeForce MX130, Intel Core i7-8550U
12406 Points ∼57% -10%
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8550U
9511 Points ∼43% -31%
Acer TravelMate P2510-M-51ZQ
Intel HD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-7200U
8651 Points ∼40% -38%
Average of class Office
  (1208 - 27117, n=474)
6562 Points ∼30% -53%
3DMark 06 Standard
17997 points
3DMark 11 Performance
3096 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
11141 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
2203 points
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Gaming Performance

The MX130, which is a downgraded version of the GeForce MX150, ranks in our benchmark list just below the average of all the devices that we tested with a GeForce MX130. It comes as no surprise since the values speak louder than words. The MX130 is a bit less powerful than the MX150 but clearly brings out a significant advantage over laptops that only have to rely on the onboard Intel HD Graphics 620.

Current games such as Far Cry 5 can barely be played when lower presets and a resolution of 1280x720 are selected. However, the TravelMate P2410 has a USB 3.1 Gen.-1 Type-C port with four PCIe lanes. So if you want to gamble at home with this office laptop, you could get the performance of a desktop graphics card via an external GPU.

Far Cry 5
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
GeForce MX150, 8550U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
13 (min: 9, max: 16) fps ∼100% +8%
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
GeForce MX130, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
12 fps ∼92% 0%
Acer TravelMate 2410-G2-MG-82E6
GeForce MX130, 8550U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
12 fps ∼92%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX130
  (12 - 12, n=2)
12 fps ∼92% 0%
Average of class Office
  (8 - 12, n=3)
9.67 fps ∼74% -19%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:T
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
GeForce MX150, 8550U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
15 (min: 11, max: 20) fps ∼100% +15%
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
GeForce MX130, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
13 fps ∼87% 0%
Acer TravelMate 2410-G2-MG-82E6
GeForce MX130, 8550U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
13 fps ∼87%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX130
  (13 - 13, n=2)
13 fps ∼87% 0%
Average of class Office
  (9 - 13, n=3)
10.3 fps ∼69% -21%
1920x1080 Medium Preset AA:T
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
GeForce MX150, 8550U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
17 (min: 12, max: 23) fps ∼100% +21%
Asus Zenbook UX3430UN-GV174T
GeForce MX150, 8250U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
15 fps ∼88% +7%
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
GeForce MX130, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
14 fps ∼82% 0%
Acer TravelMate 2410-G2-MG-82E6
GeForce MX130, 8550U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
14 fps ∼82%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX130
  (14 - 14, n=2)
14 fps ∼82% 0%
Average of class Office
  (5 - 14, n=5)
9 fps ∼53% -36%
1280x720 Low Preset AA:T
Asus Zenbook UX3430UN-GV174T
GeForce MX150, 8250U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
37 fps ∼100% +16%
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
GeForce MX150, 8550U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
34 (min: 26, max: 38) fps ∼92% +6%
Acer TravelMate 2410-G2-MG-82E6
GeForce MX130, 8550U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
32 fps ∼86%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX130
  (21 - 32, n=2)
26.5 fps ∼72% -17%
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
GeForce MX130, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
21 fps ∼57% -34%
Average of class Office
  (7 - 32, n=7)
17.4 fps ∼47% -46%
HP 14-ma0312ng
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Intel Optane 16 GB MEMPEK1J016GAH + HGST HTS541010B7E610 1 TB HDD
13 fps ∼35% -59%
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark
1920x1080 High Quality
Acer TravelMate 2410-G2-MG-82E6
GeForce MX130, 8550U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
7 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX130
  (6.7 - 7, n=2)
6.85 fps ∼98% -2%
Average of class Office
  (4.9 - 7, n=4)
5.9 fps ∼84% -16%
HP Spectre x360 13-ae048ng
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba NVMe THNSN51T02DUK
2.6 fps ∼37% -63%
1920x1080 Standard Quality
Acer TravelMate 2410-G2-MG-82E6
GeForce MX130, 8550U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
12.6 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX130
  (12.1 - 12.6, n=2)
12.4 fps ∼98% -2%
Average of class Office
  (4 - 12.6, n=6)
8.52 fps ∼68% -32%
HP Spectre x360 13-ae048ng
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba NVMe THNSN51T02DUK
4.9 fps ∼39% -61%
HP Spectre 13-af033ng
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
4.3 fps ∼34% -66%
1280x720 Lite Quality
Acer TravelMate 2410-G2-MG-82E6
GeForce MX130, 8550U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
25.8 fps ∼100%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX130
  (22.5 - 25.8, n=3)
24.6 fps ∼95% -5%
Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G-509A
GeForce MX130, 8250U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
22.5 (min: 6, max: 29) fps ∼87% -13%
Average of class Office
  (5.5 - 25.8, n=11)
13 fps ∼50% -50%
HP Spectre 13-af033ng
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
9.3 fps ∼36% -64%
Lenovo V110-15IKB 80TH001WGE
HD Graphics 620, 7200U, Intel 545s SSDSC2KW256G8L
8.9 fps ∼34% -66%
Dell Latitude 7390
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, SK hynix SC311 M.2
8.8 fps ∼34% -66%
Rise of the Tomb Raider
1920x1080 High Preset AA:FX AF:4x
HP Spectre x360 15-ch011nr
GeForce MX150, 8550U, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
23 fps ∼100% +47%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L6S01V00
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
21.8 fps ∼95% +40%
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20LAS01H00
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
20.2 fps ∼88% +29%
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
GeForce MX150, 8550U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
19.3 (min: 16, max: 23) fps ∼84% +24%
Dell Latitude 5591
GeForce MX130, 8850H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
16.8 fps ∼73% +8%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX130
  (13.2 - 16.9, n=7)
15.8 fps ∼69% +1%
Acer TravelMate 2410-G2-MG-82E6
GeForce MX130, 8550U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
15.6 fps ∼68%
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
GeForce MX130, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
13.2 fps ∼57% -15%
Average of class Office
  (4.2 - 32.9, n=55)
11.4 fps ∼50% -27%
HP Spectre x360 13-ae048ng
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba NVMe THNSN51T02DUK
10.3 fps ∼45% -34%
HP Spectre 13-af033ng
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
5.5 fps ∼24% -65%
1366x768 Medium Preset AF:2x
HP Spectre x360 15-ch011nr
GeForce MX150, 8550U, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
43.1 fps ∼100% +51%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L6S01V00
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
37.5 fps ∼87% +31%
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20LAS01H00
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
36.1 fps ∼84% +26%
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
GeForce MX150, 8550U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
35.4 (min: 30, max: 41) fps ∼82% +24%
Dell Latitude 5591
GeForce MX130, 8850H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
31.3 fps ∼73% +9%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX130
  (22.5 - 31.3, n=7)
28.7 fps ∼67% 0%
Acer TravelMate 2410-G2-MG-82E6
GeForce MX130, 8550U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
28.6 fps ∼66%
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
GeForce MX130, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
22.5 fps ∼52% -21%
Average of class Office
  (12.2 - 53.5, n=70)
17 fps ∼39% -41%
HP 14-ma0312ng
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Intel Optane 16 GB MEMPEK1J016GAH + HGST HTS541010B7E610 1 TB HDD
12.5 fps ∼29% -56%
HP Spectre 13-af033ng
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
12.3 fps ∼29% -57%
HP Spectre x360 13-ae048ng
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba NVMe THNSN51T02DUK
12.2 fps ∼28% -57%
HP Pavilion 15-cs0053cl
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba MQ04ABF100
6.5 fps ∼15% -77%
1024x768 Lowest Preset
Lenovo ThinkPad T580-20LAS01H00
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
71.8 fps ∼100% +49%
Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L6S01V00
GeForce MX150, 8550U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
70.5 fps ∼98% +47%
HP Spectre x360 15-ch011nr
GeForce MX150, 8550U, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB
67.4 fps ∼94% +40%
Dell Latitude 5591
GeForce MX130, 8850H, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G
51 fps ∼71% +6%
Acer TravelMate 2410-G2-MG-82E6
GeForce MX130, 8550U, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A
48.1 fps ∼67%
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX130
  (36.1 - 51.2, n=7)
45.5 fps ∼63% -5%
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
GeForce MX150, 8550U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
41.6 (min: 38, max: 46) fps ∼58% -14%
Asus VivoBook 15 X542UF-DM143T
GeForce MX130, 8250U, Micron 1100 MTFDDAV256TBN
36.1 fps ∼50% -25%
Average of class Office
  (6.2 - 111, n=95)
26.7 fps ∼37% -44%
HP 14-ma0312ng
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Intel Optane 16 GB MEMPEK1J016GAH + HGST HTS541010B7E610 1 TB HDD
20.7 fps ∼29% -57%
HP Spectre x360 13-ae048ng
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Toshiba NVMe THNSN51T02DUK
20.1 fps ∼28% -58%
Dell Latitude 7390
UHD Graphics 620, 8350U, SK hynix SC311 M.2
19.6 fps ∼27% -59%
HP Spectre 13-af033ng
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, Samsung PM961 NVMe MZVLW512HMJP
18.6 fps ∼26% -61%
Lenovo Yoga 730-13IKB
UHD Graphics 620, 8550U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
16.1 fps ∼22% -67%
HP Pavilion 15-cs0053cl
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, Toshiba MQ04ABF100
10.4 fps ∼14% -78%
low med. high ultra
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 48.128.615.6fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 25.812.67fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 32141312fps

Emissions - A rather noisy Acer

Noise Emissions

In idle mode, the fans are relatively quiet, but you can still hear them working. That's why the TravelMate in our volume diagram with 30.8 dB (A) in idle mode is also on the louder side. If the HDD starts to work as well, we measure 31.7 dB (A), and at full load the noise increases to an audible level of 42.7 dB (A) and thus belongs to the noisier laptops.

During the whole test, both in battery mode as well as when plugged in, we could perceive no coil whine or the like.

Noise Level

Idle
30.8 / 30.8 / 30.8 dB(A)
HDD
31.7 dB(A)
Load
42.7 / 39.7 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30.3 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.840.540.739.140.637.8253637.936.737.436.1363132.232.832.832.834.132.24032.633.931.132.832.532.65031.935.231.531.232.531.96333.839.931.331.831.933.88031.431.733.229.129.131.410031.130.43229.629.431.11252728.22827.526.42716027.527.327.627.12627.520027.429.427.826.325.327.425027.525.726.924.52427.5315282727.424.123.42840025.125.425.722.923.125.150027.225.824.922.121.927.26302624.623.821.1212680025.82423.920.520.125.8100030.827.627.720.219.730.8125029.827.227.119.619.629.8160028.62625.519.318.828.620003026.526.618.918.530250030.626.926.818.618.330.6315025.521.921.818.618.625.5400023.420.92118.418.323.4500021.420.119.718.418.421.4630019.919.219.318.518.519.9800019.31918.918.618.419.31000018.918.918.919.218.418.91250018.618.818.718.518.218.61600019.118.819.318.718.519.1SPL39.436.736.631.931.639.4N3.12.62.61.71.73.1median 27median 25.7median 25.5median 19.6median 19.6median 27Delta2.63.23.42.42.62.631.531.131.134.128.93229.334.830.833.331.131.727.129.331.129.226.925.929.728.524.8262626.326.125.626.625.725.625.825.725.624.524.123.924.324.224.223.825.923.622.922.624.721.622.322.424.1212120.422.819.920.918.921.120.421.518.121.920.82317.72320.922.316.722.220.923.216.722.521.323.416.123.521.823.415.722.62123.415.922.521.225.515.923.421.928.215.927.219.32316.322.618.321.316.620.518.12116.920.217.718.517.218.217.718.217.217.918.419.417.317.718.519.517.417.532.535.62934.91.72.21.22.2median 20.9median 22.9median 17.2median 22.61.11.41.71.6hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseAcer TravelMate P2510-M-51ZQLenovo ThinkPad T480-20L6S01V00

Temperature

In idle mode, our 14-inch model remains at an acceptable level of 27.8 °C in all areas. However, it gets really hot under maximum load. At a room temperature of 22.7 °C, we reach a maximum value of 47.8 °C around the heat pipes and the rear-facing ventilation. However, it is worth highlighting that the measured temperature only occurs at three measuring ranges at the top and only at two measuring ranges at the bottom. Even under load, the palm rest remains almost unchanged compared to idle mode, which makes working comfortable.

Max. Load
 40.3 °C
105 F
47.3 °C
117 F
37 °C
99 F
 
 36.5 °C
98 F
43 °C
109 F
27.6 °C
82 F
 
 27.4 °C
81 F
26.2 °C
79 F
24.7 °C
76 F
 
Maximum: 47.3 °C = 117 F
Average: 34.4 °C = 94 F
26.1 °C
79 F
42.4 °C
108 F
47.8 °C
118 F
25.5 °C
78 F
32.4 °C
90 F
32.7 °C
91 F
24.1 °C
75 F
25.2 °C
77 F
27.2 °C
81 F
Maximum: 47.8 °C = 118 F
Average: 31.5 °C = 89 F
Power Supply (max.)  48.8 °C = 120 F | Room Temperature 22.7 °C = 73 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34.4 °C / 94 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 47.3 °C / 117 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 47.8 °C / 118 F, compared to the average of 36.4 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.7 °C / 78 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 27.4 °C / 81.3 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.3 °C / 82.9 F (+0.9 °C / 1.6 F).

Speakers

The speaker openings of the Acer TravelMate P2410 are on the bottom side, which means that the sound changes a little depending on the surface the laptop is placed on. The Acer TravelMate is not particularly loud, and you should try to avoid using it at full volume as the sound squawks from the speakers. The P2410 simply lacks bass. 

Since the speakers are located directly under the palm rest, you will also feel vibrations on this rather thin plastic pad. So it is advised to use headphones when listening to music.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2033.231.633.22530.532.230.53130.130.230.14029.429.129.4503129.831632828.128802726.62710026.925.626.912528.22528.21602824.32820033.222.633.225045.421.545.431552.320.752.340054.92054.950055.218.855.263057.218.157.28006518.16510006317.663125067.617.267.6160069.917.469.9200070.617.470.6250069.917.369.9315070.517.470.540007017.870500067.21867.2630065.718.165.7800064.918.364.91000068.718.668.71250068.618.768.61600062.219.162.2SPL80.230.280.2N42.61.242.6median 64.9median 18.3median 64.9Delta10.61.410.638.241.937.538.235.935.933.734.932.535.532.134.231.937.430.634.929.235.928.543.528.448.826.854.627.356.426.556.225.655.825.357.72558.824.953.624.26224.362.724.26123.459.523.758.923.563.123.666.123.467.623.364.523.363.923.266.423.369.436.374.92.734.5median 24.3median 58.91.65.733.533.431.930.231.636.129.331.930.831.826.229.825.830.127.327.823.630.323.341.921.854.621.36420.365.719.465.318.961.118.459.417.567.417.465.917.161.916.863.216.665.816.76516.967.417.46117.670.317.866.817.869.317.967.517.860.617.754.229.778.11.344.8median 17.8median 641.65.8hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseAcer TravelMate 2410-G2-MG-82E6Asus VivoBook 15 F510UF-ES71Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Acer TravelMate 2410-G2-MG-82E6 audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (70 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 29.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.3% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 69% 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
» 61% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 32% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Asus VivoBook 15 F510UF-ES71 audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (69.36 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 13.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.7% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.5% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 50% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 41% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 18%, worst was 41%
Compared to all devices tested
» 35% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 58% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (78.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 17.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.6% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (15.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 26% of all tested devices in this class were better, 13% similar, 61% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 19%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 16% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 79% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Power Management - The TravelMate lives up to its name

Power Consumption

The 14-inch TravelMate is ordinary in terms of power consumption and can compete with the two Lenovo models and also with 14-inch devices with an i7-8550U. The maximum measured power consumption for our test device is 57.9 watts, which means that the 65-watt power supply is sufficient.

The battery can be charged to 100% in 2 h 15 m when standard activities such as typing are used in parallel.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.45 / 0.55 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.5 / 5.9 / 8.2 Watt
Load midlight 57.3 / 57.9 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Acer TravelMate 2410-G2-MG-82E6
8550U, GeForce MX130, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Acer TravelMate P2510-M-51ZQ
7200U, HD Graphics 620, SK Hynix HFS256G39TND-N210A, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L6S01V00
8550U, GeForce MX150, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
8550U, GeForce MX150, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG), IPS, 2560x1440, 14
HP Spectre x360 15-ch011nr
8550U, GeForce MX150, SK hynix PC401 NVMe 500 GB, IPS, 3840x2160, 15.6
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
8550U, UHD Graphics 620, Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G, IGZO IPS, 3200x1800, 13.3
Average NVIDIA GeForce MX130
 
Average of class Office
 
Power Consumption
17%
-13%
0%
-47%
13%
-15%
-47%
Idle Minimum *
3.5
3.4
3%
3.6
-3%
3.9
-11%
5.3
-51%
4.1
-17%
4.63 (3.3 - 7.5, n=10)
-32%
7.78 (0.77 - 32, n=913)
-122%
Idle Average *
5.9
5.8
2%
7.1
-20%
5.76
2%
9.8
-66%
5.8
2%
7.01 (5.3 - 9.7, n=10)
-19%
11.6 (4.2 - 42, n=913)
-97%
Idle Maximum *
8.2
8
2%
9.5
-16%
7.14
13%
12.6
-54%
6
27%
8.85 (7 - 13, n=10)
-8%
14.1 (5 - 67, n=913)
-72%
Load Average *
57.3
38
34%
63.9
-12%
50.8
11%
73
-27%
42.5
26%
56 (42.5 - 74.3, n=10)
2%
37.3 (7.43 - 99.3, n=898)
35%
Load Maximum *
57.9
32
45%
67.3
-16%
65.8
-14%
80
-38%
41.4
28%
67.9 (40.5 - 107, n=10)
-17%
45.8 (12.2 - 129, n=900)
21%
Witcher 3 ultra *
53.9
67.6

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The built-in battery with 48 Wh delivers juice for just over 7 hours in Wi-Fi operation. This is equivalent to a value of 9 minutes per Wh. In direct comparison with the Lenovo ThinkPad T480 and its 72 Wh battery and 11 minutes of Wi-Fi operation per Wh, or the HP Specter x360 with an 84 Wh battery and 7.5 minutes of browsing per Wh, the TravelMate P2410 is in the golden mean. It has a good runtime and compared to similar devices, it performs well above average in our Big Buck Bunny video playback test.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
7h 21min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
8h 51min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 54min
Acer TravelMate 2410-G2-MG-82E6
8550U, GeForce MX130, 48 Wh
Acer TravelMate P2510-M-51ZQ
7200U, HD Graphics 620, 48 Wh
Asus VivoBook 15 F510UF-ES71
8550U, GeForce MX130, 42 Wh
Lenovo IdeaPad 530s-14IKB
8550U, GeForce MX150, 45 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad T480-20L6S01V00
8550U, GeForce MX150, 72 Wh
HP Spectre x360 15-ch011nr
8550U, GeForce MX150, 84 Wh
Dell XPS 13 i7-8550U
8550U, UHD Graphics 620, 60 Wh
Average of class Office
 
Battery Runtime
8%
-47%
-9%
46%
30%
30%
-14%
Reader / Idle
910
881
1671
927
1108
557 (101 - 1857, n=770)
H.264
531
428
-19%
638
20%
413 (139 - 791, n=149)
-22%
WiFi v1.3
441
525
19%
232
-47%
520
18%
794
80%
625
42%
589
34%
404 (105 - 964, n=295)
-8%
Load
114
111
-3%
85
-25%
159
39%
135
18%
143
25%
101 (37 - 259, n=715)
-11%

Verdict

Pros

+ easy maintenance
+ wrist rest and most of the keyboard stays cool
+ good mobility due to battery and matte display
+ many connection options
+ USB Type-C port with four PCIe lanes
+ relatively cheap for laptop with GeForce MX130
+ even cheaper variants exist

Cons

- case could be of higher quality
- connections partially too tightly placed
- only one USB Type-A 3.0 connector
- slow SD card reader
- display brightness too low
- low color-space coverage

Before writing this review, we were hoping that the Acer TravelMate P2410 would be a stable, portable, versatile, but not too flashy work tool. Exactly these expectations have been met, because the variety of connections (even if only a USB Type-A 3.0 is available), outdoor use of the display, an additional HDD with 1 TB and the satisfactory runtime of the 48 Wh battery for a price of just over 1,000 Euros (~$1,162) at the time the device was tested indicate a good price-performance ratio. Plus, you can enjoy the dedicated Nvidia GeForce MX130, but don’t expect too much for graphics-demanding games. It is sufficient for occasional gaming, though.

There are, of course, a couple of points that Acer could have solved differently, such as the fan that blows continuously or the backlight of the keyboard, which can’t be configured.

It would have also been better to use a higher quality material, especially in the hinge area or for the base surface, or just to spice up the simple black with one or the other design element. However, this is all a matter of taste and is secondary for a user who asks for a sufficiently fast-running system for office work and for various connection options. However, those who consider bare plastic is an absolute no-go in the buying decision and value design, feel and more noble materials, will have to choose another device. The TravelMate P648 is about the same price but is equipped with an Intel Core i7-7500U and HD Graphics 620 and comes with aluminum elements, carbon-fiber reinforced plastic and metal hinges.

Acer TravelMate 2410-G2-MG-82E6 - 08/22/2018 v6
Daniel Puschina

Chassis
70 / 98 → 71%
Keyboard
83%
Pointing Device
89%
Connectivity
46 / 80 → 57%
Weight
65 / 20-67 → 97%
Battery
90%
Display
85%
Games Performance
69 / 68 → 100%
Application Performance
88 / 92 → 96%
Temperature
90%
Noise
87%
Audio
56%
Camera
51 / 85 → 60%
Average
75%
83%
Office - Weighted Average

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Daniel Puschina, 2018-08-26 (Update: 2018-08-26)