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Acer announces affordable TravelMate P4 series

Acer announces affordable TravelMate P4 series
Acer announces affordable TravelMate P4 series
The 14-inch P449 and 15.6-inch P459 refreshed models start at $649 USD each with a Skylake CPU, 1366 x 768 HD display, and USB Type-C. Options include a FHD IPS display and Nvidia 940MX graphics.

The new Acer TravelMate P4 14-inch and 15.6-inch models carry a design philosophy not unlike the current TravelMate P6 series. Unfortunately, these new models will not be utilizing Intel's latest Kaby Lake processors and are instead shipping with Skylake options possibly due to the lack of vPro in the current selection of Kaby Lake units.

Core specifications include:

  • 14-inch or 15.6-inch display at HD (1366 x 768) or FHD IPS (1920 x 1080) touchscreen
  • ComfyView anti-glare technology to reduce eye fatigue
  • Intel 6th generation i5/i7 CPU options w/ vPro
  • Optional GeForce 940MX graphics
  • Up to 8 GB DDR4 RAM
  • Up to 256 GB SSD
  • SD reader, HDMI, USB Type-C Gen. 2, 4x USB Type-A, Smart Card reader, VGA
  • 2x2 MIMO 802.11ac
  • 180-degree hinges
  • LED backlit keyboard w/ 1.6 mm of key travel
  • Up to 8 hours of battery life
  • 0.8-inches thick

Being business notebooks, both sizes will ship with additional security features including TPM 2.0, Acer ProShield Manager, fingerprint sensor, and support for Windows Hello. Additionally, the USB Type-C port will be able to support the optional powered Acer USB Type-C Dock for additional connectivity features instead of relying on a proprietary docking station. The port does not, however, appear to support Thunderbolt 3. Acer is also claiming that the TravelMate P4 series has passed "rigorous quality and reliability tests" without explicitly mentioning MIL-STD standards in its press release.

Both the 14-inch and 15.6-inch TravelMate P4 notebooks are now available at a starting price of $649 USD each.

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Allen Ngo, 2016-12-14 (Update: 2016-12-14)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
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.