Acer TravelMate P645-S-530D
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Reviews for the Acer TravelMate P645-S-530D
If your main concern is battery life, then you should totally spend almost $1,000 on this laptop. However, I highly doubt anyone really needs an extra hour or two of juice that badly. The P645 performs adequately, it looks okay and it's sturdy enough to withstand the bumps and thuds of constant travel. It's got so many ports that you'll be able to park yourself almost anywhere and get to work immediately. Unfortunately, what you do on this device won't be so pleasant. A wack HD screen and an inaccurate touchpad make for a clumsy and frustrating experience.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Model: The Acer TravelMate P645-S-530D not only looks professional but was designed with good battery life to ensure those long transits would be equally productive. The all black device comes with a solid chassis that looks clean and discreet. Even the top cover is kept simple with just a small Acer logo contrasting the matte black finish. There is a comfortable tile-style keyboard and a responsive touchpad aiding with on-the-go navigation. The Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 Professional 64-bit system comes with a 14 inch Full HD IPS display panel that produces vivid colors and sharp enough images. Brightness is considerably good and will be handy especially working outdoors under bright sunlight.
The capable machine comes with an Intel Core i5-5200U dual core processor clocked at 2.2 GHz, a maximum of 12 GB DDR3L RAM support, an Intel HD 5500 GPU with shared memory and an internal storage of 1 TB. The 1.6 kg device might seem a little bit weighted but it does contain features and functionality. On-board the laptop thre are a webcam, a fingerprint scanner, three USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI out and VGA out. The Acer TravelMate P645-S-530D comes with a 3-cell Lithium-Polymer battery rated at 4850 mAh. Users that give priority to battery life and don’t mind the tiny bit extra weight should definitely consider the purchase.
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 big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 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.
60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.