Acer announces TravelMate P648 business notebook with WiGig 802.11ad

Acer announces TravelMate P648 business notebook with WiGig 802.11ad
Acer announces TravelMate P648 business notebook with WiGig 802.11ad
The 14-inch notebook uses the latest tri-band 802.11ad wireless standard for a starting price of 1130 Euros.

As the successor to the popular TravelMate P645, the TravelMate P648 was introduced earlier this year at CES 2016 where Acer boasted its WiGig 802.11ad WLAN connectivity. The system will also get a much needed hardware update in the form of Skylake, discrete GeForce 940M graphics, and a USB Type-C port.

Other core specifications, such the exact CPU options, are still under wraps. The product page for the TravelMate P648 has yet to be made live despite Acer's availability announcement this earlier this week. For now, we know that the system is a 14-inch business notebook with HD and FHD display options and will come standard with Windows 10 Pro.

Aside from WiGig and the ability to output to external monitors of up to 4K resolution, Acer is boasting LTE, NFC, and Bluetooth 4.2. HDMI and 3x USB 3.0 ports will be available and the optional Acer ProDock will provide even more connectivity options in the form of DisplayPort, DVI, VGA, and RJ-45 for a smoother transition between stationary work and mobile work.

The latest TravelMate P645 offers excellent runtimes and a bright 1080p IPS panel against competitors like the ThinkPad T450s or EliteBook 840 G2. It is, however, overdue for a Skylake and USB Type-C update, so the P648 can't come soon enough.

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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2016-03-15 (Update: 2016-03-15)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.