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Acer TravelMate Spin P4 laptop review - business model with Thunderbolt 4

Convertible with Thunderbolt 4. The Acer TravelMate Spin P4 is a convertible with an 11th generation Intel processor in a practical 14-inch format. The integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics promises more performance compared to Intel-based devices from the previous generation, and the integrated stylus allows handwritten inputs as well as creative drawings.
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Acer's TravelMate lineup consists of professional business laptops and convertibles, with the suffix "Spin" denoting the 2-in-1 models in each case. Accordingly, the TravelMate Spin P4 tested here is also a convertible that is equipped with a 14-inch Full HD display and relatively powerful components. The office laptop without a dedicated graphics chip is supplied with the necessary graphics performance by the new integrated Intel Iris Xe GPU, which is supposed to be of noticeably higher performance than in the previous generation. Of course, the input devices, the display and the workmanship are just as important, which we will examine in detail in the following.

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Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8
Processor
Intel Core i5-1135G7 4 x 2.4 - 4.2 GHz, 32 W PL2 / Short Burst, 15 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake UP3
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, Acer CineCrystal Multi-Touch, BOE081D, IPS, glossy: yes, detachable screen, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Tiger Lake-UP3 PCH-LP
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Point-LP PCH - cAVS
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combined 3.5mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD card reader, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: Gyroscope
Networking
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.9 x 325 x 236 ( = 0.7 x 12.8 x 9.29 in)
Battery
56 Wh, 4683 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD webcam, IR webcam
Additional features
Speakers: built-in stereo speakers, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.4 kg ( = 49.38 oz / 3.09 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1227 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
85 %
04/2021
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.4 kg17.9 mm14.00"1920x1080
87 %
08/2020
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620
1.2 kg16.6 mm14.00"1920x1080
84 %
03/2021
Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5
i5-1035G4, Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU)
1.5 kg16 mm14.00"1920x1080
85 %
05/2020
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
1.4 kg18 mm14.00"1920x1080
87 %
12/2020
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs
1.4 kg15.7 mm14.00"1920x1080
88 %
01/2021
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs
1.5 kg16.9 mm14.00"1920x1080

Case - TravelMate Spin P4 with mixture of metal and plastic

The case is kept very simple and consists of a magnesium-based body that is complemented by some plastic elements and is described as "slate blue" by the manufacturer. Apart from the Acer logo on the lid's back, the TravelMate Spin is visually restrained - as an Acer business product, it is designed for a professional environment after all.

The torsional resistance is excellent, but that is at least partly due to the compact format. Although the keyboard surface yields noticeably under pressure, the case's overall stability is still okay. The build quality is basically solid, but the impression is unfortunately marred by the rickety touchpad. In most other respects, however, the device conveys durability. It also has MIL-STD-810H certification.

The included stylus can be stored in an indentation on the casing's right side.

The dimensions of our test device are quite large compared to the competition. This is probably due to the wide lower display bezel, which greatly reduces the display-to-base area ratio. However, at least the black, reflective edge looks quite unobtrusive when working with the laptop. The TravelMate Spin P4 has, apart from the 0.1 mm thicker Asus ZenBook Flip 14,  the biggest depth in the comparison field. The weight of 1.4 kg (~3.1 pounds) is about average; only the Acer TravelMate P6 is considerably lighter with just 1.2 kg (~2.7 lb).

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Size comparison

325 mm / 12.8 inch 236 mm / 9.29 inch 17.9 mm / 0.705 inch 1.4 kg3.09 lbs325 mm / 12.8 inch 230 mm / 9.06 inch 16.6 mm / 0.654 inch 1.2 kg2.58 lbs325 mm / 12.8 inch 230 mm / 9.06 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 1.5 kg3.37 lbs320 mm / 12.6 inch 206 mm / 8.11 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.4 kg3.09 lbs320 mm / 12.6 inch 216 mm / 8.5 inch 16.9 mm / 0.665 inch 1.5 kg3.31 lbs319.4 mm / 12.6 inch 216.4 mm / 8.52 inch 15.7 mm / 0.618 inch 1.4 kg3.08 lbs

Equipment - Acer TravelMate Spin P4 comes with Thunderbolt 4

The connectivity features include a full-size HDMI port and a fold-out RJ-45 port. They are located on the left side along with all three USB ports and should not block each other even when using wide plugs.

One highlight is the brand-new Thunderbolt 4 port introduced with the Tiger Lake architecture, which guarantees support for up to two 4K displays (or an 8K display) via the integrated DisplayPort, for example. In addition, the port, like its predecessor Thunderbolt 3, enables the connection of various docking solutions, which can be used to expand the variety of connections.

Right: Active Stylus, power button with integrated fingerprint scanner, status LEDs, MicroSD card reader, combined 3.5 mm audio jack, Kensington Lock
Right: Active Stylus, power button with integrated fingerprint scanner, status LEDs, MicroSD card reader, combined 3.5 mm audio jack, Kensington Lock
Left: Charging port, fold-out Gigabit Ethernet port, HDMI 2.0, 2x USB 3.2 Gen. 2, USB-C Thunderbolt 4 (with DisplayPort & Power Delivery)
Left: Charging port, fold-out Gigabit Ethernet port, HDMI 2.0, 2x USB 3.2 Gen. 2, USB-C Thunderbolt 4 (with DisplayPort & Power Delivery)

SD card reader

In the tests with our 64 GB reference memory card Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 SDXC, the TravelMate Spin P4 achieves almost the lowest transfer rates in the comparison field. Only in the JPG copy test is it 11% faster than the TravelMate P6. So you get a card reader here, but it is not particularly fast.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
84.3 MB/s ∼100% +244%
Average of class Convertible
  (10 - 177, n=61, last 2 years)
80.7 MB/s ∼96% +229%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
28.1 MB/s ∼33% +15%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
26.7 MB/s ∼32% +9%
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
24.5 MB/s ∼29%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Average of class Convertible
  (25 - 224, n=56, last 2 years)
97.4 MB/s ∼100% +290%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
89.4 MB/s ∼92% +258%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
32.4 MB/s ∼33% +30%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
27.5 MB/s ∼28% +10%
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
25 MB/s ∼26%

Communication

Intel's AX201 provides Bluetooth 5.0 and WLAN 6 connectivity. In the WLAN test, the transfer rates are slightly above the class average. In terms of reception, most laptops equipped with Intel's AX201 module achieve a good 30% higher speeds.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1417 (1353min - 1440max) MBit/s ∼100% +55%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (289 - 1722, n=203)
1241 MBit/s ∼88% +36%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1149 (780min - 1282max) MBit/s ∼81% +26%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
921 (856min - 949max) MBit/s ∼65% +1%
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
914 (553min - 1239max) MBit/s ∼65%
Average of class Convertible
  (976 - 1498, n=82, last 2 years)
878 MBit/s ∼62% -4%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1406 (1323min - 1649max) MBit/s ∼100% +6%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1383 (1321min - 1649max) MBit/s ∼98% +4%
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1328 (1267min - 1429max) MBit/s ∼94%
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=203)
1141 MBit/s ∼81% -14%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
1072 (613min - 1668max) MBit/s ∼76% -19%
Average of class Convertible
  (291 - 1690, n=80, last 2 years)
866 MBit/s ∼62% -35%
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Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø913 (553-1239)
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1417 (1353-1440)
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8 Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1328 (1267-1429)
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1383 (1321-1649)

Webcam


TravelMate Spin P4 - Webcam
TravelMate Spin P4 - Webcam
ColorChecker
11.4 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
21 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
22.5 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
29.1 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
25.7 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
27 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
24.3 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
24.2 ∆E
24.4 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
12 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
8 ∆E
ColorChecker Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T: 17.48 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 29.14 ∆E
ColorChecker
16.7 ∆E
17 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
24 ∆E
17.4 ∆E
12 ∆E
13.4 ∆E
11 ∆E
18 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
22.4 ∆E
10 ∆E
18.8 ∆E
19.9 ∆E
1.8 ∆E
11.3 ∆E
17.4 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8: 15.35 ∆E min: 1.76 - max: 23.98 ∆E

Security

Integrated security features include TPM 2.0, a fingerprint scanner integrated into the power button, and a Kensington Lock slot.

Accessories

The scope of delivery of the Acer TravelMate Spin P4 only includes the power supply, the stylus, a fabric cover in which the convertible is packed, and various documents. Acer offers various peripheral and warranty add-ons in its own online store, but there do not seem to be any special accessories for the TravelMate Spin P4.

Maintenance

Twelve screws have to be removed to access the inner workings. You then get direct access to both RAM slots, the NVMe-SSD, the replaceable WLAN module and the removable battery.

Acer TravelMate Spin P4 - inner workings
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 - inner workings

Warranty

Acer grants buyers a three-year warranty ex-works. In the online store, Acer offers an on-site repair service with a turnaround time of one business day for around 150 Euros (~$181).

Input devices - Acer convertible with good stylus and cheap touchpad

Keyboard

The keyboard is nothing extraordinary, but it offers a solid basis for regular input. The arrow keys are only half-height, which makes them less comfortable to use. The same applies to the uppermost row of keys, although this will probably be less of an issue because they are only used sporadically. The keys are arranged in a rectangle with some space left to the sides. In contrast to some competitors, the keyboard illumination only has one level here, on which the keys remain legible even in the dark.

Typing noise is quiet and key feedback is basically good, but our TravelMate Spin P4 cannot keep up with the keyboards of higher-end laptops or convertibles.

Acer TravelMate Spin P4 - Keyboard
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 - Keyboard
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 - Key illumination
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 - Key illumination

Touchpad

Since the touchpad connection wobbles in the case it has a lot of play and rattles, especially when you tap lightly on it in the lower area. Thus, the ClickPad and its integrated keys look quite inferior. It is a pity that Acer has economized here, because a slightly better plastic touchpad could have improved the overall impression considerably. Nevertheless, it can still be used as a mouse replacement, and the gliding properties are good.

Touchscreen

The capacitive touchscreen reacts quickly and precisely to inputs up into the corners. These can be made with the fingers as well as with the included active stylus. The latter allows making sketches, handwritten inputs and general control, which is pleasantly intuitive. In tablet mode, the keyboard is disabled and the touchscreen becomes the main input device. For text fields, you can then choose between character recognition and an on-screen keyboard, among others.

Acer TravelMate Spin P4 - Touchpad
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 - Touchpad
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 - Touchscreen & Stylus
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 - Touchscreen & Stylus

Display - TravelMate Spin P4 with glossy FullHD display

Acer TravelMate Spin P4 - Subpixel
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 - Subpixel
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 - Backlight Bleeding
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 - Backlight Bleeding

Acer installs an IPS display from BOE with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 (FullHD) in the TravelMate Spin P4. The glossy 14-inch display with the standard aspect ratio of 16:9 is included in all configurations. The panel's key specs do not necessarily make it an eye-catcher. Although the brightness of 250 cd/m² is on the expected level, the illumination of 74% is rather below average, and there are visible differences in the brightness distribution especially when displaying darker areas. However, it is still well suited for everyday (work) use. However, the low PWM frequency of 200 hertz can be a significant drawback for some users. The convertible's display is protected from scratches and impacts by Gorilla Glass 3.

Those who need higher brightness should look at one of the rivals, as they may offer brighter display options. It should be noted in addition to the table below that the Lenovo Yoga 9i is about 100 cd/m² brighter than our review sample with a brightness of around 350 cd/m², but it also tends to be several hundred Euros more expensive than the TravelMate Spin P4. Here, you should consider whether you can actually draw an added value from a slightly brighter or higher-contrast screen. A matte display is only available in the comparison field in the Acer TravelMate P6 which, however, does not function as a convertible.

302
cd/m²
294
cd/m²
283
cd/m²
268
cd/m²
287
cd/m²
258
cd/m²
230
cd/m²
242
cd/m²
222
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE081D
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 302 cd/m² Average: 265.1 cd/m² Minimum: 25 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 74 %
Center on Battery: 287 cd/m²
Contrast: 844:1 (Black: 0.34 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.8 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6, calibrated: 4.71
ΔE Greyscale 1.19 | 0.64-98 Ø5.8
58% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 38% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.27
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8
BOE081D, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
AU Optronics B140HAK02.5, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5
BOE081D, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
AU AUO323D, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
LG Display LP140WF9-SPE2, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Innolux N140HCG-EQ1, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Response Times
15%
160%
12%
-22%
-16%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
41 (21, 20)
37 (18, 19)
10%
29 (5, 24)
29%
36 (18, 18)
12%
55.2 (26.8, 28.4)
-35%
50 (22, 28)
-22%
Response Time Black / White *
32 (17, 15)
26 (14, 12)
19%
16 (4, 12)
50%
28 (16, 12)
12%
34.4 (18.8, 15.6)
-8%
35 (18, 17)
-9%
PWM Frequency
200 (90)
1000 (90)
400%
Screen
8%
1%
6%
13%
35%
Brightness middle
287
323
13%
271
-6%
280
-2%
365
27%
304
6%
Brightness
265
308
16%
272
3%
286
8%
346
31%
289
9%
Brightness Distribution
74
90
22%
92
24%
78
5%
82
11%
90
22%
Black Level *
0.34
0.35
-3%
0.19
44%
0.208
39%
0.23
32%
0.1
71%
Contrast
844
923
9%
1426
69%
1346
59%
1587
88%
3040
260%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.8
3.07
19%
4.24
-12%
3.97
-4%
3.65
4%
2.97
22%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6.53
5.8
11%
6.38
2%
8.29
-27%
6.69
-2%
5.69
13%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
4.71
3.07
35%
3.42
27%
1.61
66%
0.59
87%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.19
2.99
-151%
2.51
-111%
2.83
-138%
4
-236%
3.58
-201%
Gamma
2.27 97%
2.32 95%
2.25 98%
2.34 94%
2.33 94%
2.17 101%
CCT
6467 101%
6097 107%
6812 95%
6556 99%
6873 95%
6346 102%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
38
61
61%
37
-3%
56
47%
60.1
58%
56
47%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
58
93
60%
58
0%
85
47%
93.9
62%
89
53%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
12% / 9%
81% / 38%
9% / 7%
-5% / 8%
10% / 28%

* ... smaller is better

The black value of 0.34 is the second highest in the comparison field and partly responsible for the low contrast ratio of 844:1. Subjectively, the colors on the display look minimally more vivid than on a matte model, and the image sharpness cannot be negatively affected either. Nevertheless, the TravelMate is not suitable for color-critical application scenarios.

CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: ColorChecker
CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Saturation
CalMAN: Saturation
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN: Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN: Saturation (calibrated)
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 - Outdoor use
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 - Outdoor use

Our test device does not do well outdoors, which is mainly due to the glossy panel. As you can see in the picture, outdoor use is problematic due to blinding reflections.

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
32 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17 ms rise
↘ 15 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 81 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.2 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
41 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21 ms rise
↘ 20 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 51 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (38.4 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 200 Hz ≤ 90 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 200 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 90 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 200 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9679 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 151500) Hz was measured.

Acer TravelMate Spin P4 - Viewing angles
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 - Viewing angles

Due to the IPS technology used, the viewing angles are wide, but the brightness and contrast decrease slightly when viewing from extremely steep angles.

Performance - 14-inch convertible with 11th-generation Intel CPU

Our configuration of the Acer TravelMate Spin P4 is equipped with an Intel Core i5-1135G7. Alternatively, a model with the slightly higher clocked quad-core Intel Core i7-1165G7 is also available. In our case, the Core i5 processor is supported by an 8 GB DDR4 module, but variants with 16 or 32 GB DDR4 working memory are also available. A 256 or 512 GB NVMe SSD is also available.

The more powerful model might be interesting for potential buyers who often work with very large Excel spreadsheets or similar. Apart from that, a larger working memory can of course also be advantageous, but the practical advantages of the slightly stronger CPU (and its integrated GPU) are rather small in many situations.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z caches
CPU-Z caches
CPU-Z Mainboard
CPU-Z Mainboard
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Processor

The Intel Core i5-1135G7 installed here is a frugal quad-core processor from Intel's Tiger Lake generation. The four cores clock with a frequency of 2.4 to 4.2 GHz. The CPU does not develop its performance particularly well and ends up in last place in the Cinebench R15 loop test, but at least the performance is maintained consistently. A comparison with the Core i5-1135G7 in Schenker's Via 14 shows what the Core i5-1135G7 is actually capable of.

The Core i5-1135G7 CPU also falls behind in the application benchmarks compared to an average Core i5-1135G7. In the multi-thread benchmarks, the differences are often between 20 and 30%. The differences in the single-thread benchmarks are less dramatic; here, the TravelMate Spin P4 usually achieves similar scores as its rivals.

The performance is not limited in battery mode.

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Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8 Intel Core i5-1135G7: Ø538 (532.32-550.02)
Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5 Intel Core i5-1035G4: Ø568 (547.77-632.01)
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T Intel Core i5-10210U: Ø694 (572.34-716.85)
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE Intel Core i7-1165G7: Ø675 (658.2-790.7)
Schenker VIA 14 Late 2020 Intel Core i5-1135G7: Ø660 (647.22-852.42)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Single Core) | CPU (Multi Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Single 64Bit | CPU Multi 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
569 Points ∼100% +19%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
517 Points ∼91% +8%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (478 - 527, n=19)
513 Points ∼90% +7%
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8
Intel Core i5-1135G7
478 Points ∼84%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5
Intel Core i5-1035G4
435 Points ∼76% -9%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
Intel Core i7-10510U
433 Points ∼76% -9%
Average of class Convertible
  (106 - 604, n=73, last 2 years)
422 Points ∼74% -12%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
2031 Points ∼100% +54%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (1237 - 2382, n=19)
1844 Points ∼91% +40%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1715 Points ∼84% +30%
Average of class Convertible
  (200 - 4953, n=73, last 2 years)
1549 Points ∼76% +18%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5
Intel Core i5-1035G4
1399 Points ∼69% +6%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
Intel Core i7-10510U
1370 Points ∼67% +4%
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1316 Points ∼65%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
200 Points ∼100% +8%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
199 Points ∼100% +7%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (181 - 205, n=21)
197 Points ∼99% +6%
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8
Intel Core i5-1135G7
186 Points ∼93%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
Intel Core i7-10510U
185 Points ∼93% -1%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5
Intel Core i5-1035G4
170 Points ∼85% -9%
Average of class Convertible
  (47.6 - 243, n=82, last 2 years)
165 Points ∼83% -11%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
Intel Core i5-10210U
163 Points ∼82% -12%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (506 - 925, n=23)
792 Points ∼100% +44%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
791 Points ∼100% +44%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
755 (708.93min - 754.89max) Points ∼95% +37%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
Intel Core i7-10510U
726 Points ∼92% +32%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
Intel Core i5-10210U
715 Points ∼90% +30%
Average of class Convertible
  (90 - 2083, n=87, last 2 years)
673 Points ∼85% +22%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5
Intel Core i5-1035G4
632 (547.77min - 632.01max) Points ∼80% +15%
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8
Intel Core i5-1135G7
550 (532.32min - 550.02max) Points ∼69%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU
Average of class Convertible
  (246 - 5811, n=62, last 2 years)
1027 Seconds * ∼100% -21%
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8
Intel Core i5-1135G7
849 Seconds * ∼83%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
Intel Core i7-10510U
820.2 Seconds * ∼80% +3%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5
Intel Core i5-1035G4
802 Seconds * ∼78% +6%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
681 Seconds * ∼66% +20%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (499 - 946, n=18)
667 Seconds * ∼65% +21%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
619 Seconds * ∼60% +27%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5350 MIPS ∼100% +17%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4752 MIPS ∼89% +4%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
Intel Core i7-10510U
4740 MIPS ∼89% +4%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (4098 - 4867, n=19)
4667 MIPS ∼87% +2%
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4577 MIPS ∼86%
Average of class Convertible
  (1307 - 5623, n=63, last 2 years)
4208 MIPS ∼79% -8%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5
Intel Core i5-1035G4
4169 MIPS ∼78% -9%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
22682 MIPS ∼100% +29%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (16116 - 24873, n=19)
21801 MIPS ∼96% +24%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
21320 MIPS ∼94% +21%
Average of class Convertible
  (3541 - 57319, n=65, last 2 years)
18899 MIPS ∼83% +7%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
Intel Core i7-10510U
18159 MIPS ∼80% +3%
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8
Intel Core i5-1135G7
17644 MIPS ∼78%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5
Intel Core i5-1035G4
16883 MIPS ∼74% -4%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
1525 Points ∼100% +17%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1407 Points ∼92% +8%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (1304 - 1428, n=19)
1393 Points ∼91% +7%
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8
Intel Core i5-1135G7
1304 Points ∼86%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5
Intel Core i5-1035G4
1235 Points ∼81% -5%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
Intel Core i7-10510U
1225 Points ∼80% -6%
Average of class Convertible
  (263 - 1566, n=56, last 2 years)
1183 Points ∼78% -9%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
5261 Points ∼100% +51%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4946 Points ∼94% +42%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (3475 - 5329, n=19)
4700 Points ∼89% +35%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
Intel Core i7-10510U
4242 Points ∼81% +22%
Average of class Convertible
  (858 - 8620, n=56, last 2 years)
4205 Points ∼80% +21%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5
Intel Core i5-1035G4
3986 Points ∼76% +15%
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8
Intel Core i5-1135G7
3475 Points ∼66%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
6.45 fps ∼100% +44%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (4 - 7.6, n=18)
6.02 fps ∼93% +34%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
5.55 fps ∼86% +24%
Average of class Convertible
  (0.7 - 15.2, n=62, last 2 years)
4.96 fps ∼77% +11%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
Intel Core i7-10510U
4.56 fps ∼71% +2%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5
Intel Core i5-1035G4
4.52 fps ∼70% +1%
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8
Intel Core i5-1135G7
4.48 fps ∼69%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Convertible
  (40.7 - 172, n=47, last 2 years)
66.4 s * ∼100% -18%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5
Intel Core i5-1035G4
58.4 s * ∼88% -4%
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8
Intel Core i5-1135G7
56.3 s * ∼85%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
Intel Core i7-10510U
54.16 s * ∼82% +4%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (47.8 - 57.6, n=18)
52 s * ∼78% +8%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
49.1 s * ∼74% +13%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
48.2 s * ∼73% +14%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Average of class Convertible
  (0.504 - 1.759, n=48, last 2 years)
0.74 sec * ∼100% -13%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5
Intel Core i5-1035G4
0.701 sec * ∼95% -7%
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8
Intel Core i5-1135G7
0.653 sec * ∼88%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.651 sec * ∼88% -0%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7
  (0.619 - 0.68, n=18)
0.637 sec * ∼86% +2%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Core i5-1135G7
0.633 sec * ∼86% +3%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Core i7-1165G7
0.559 sec * ∼76% +14%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
550 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
62.7 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
186 Points
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System performance

In the PCMark benchmarks, the system performance of our test device is only slightly below the average scores of a laptop or convertible with a Core i5-1135G7 despite the below-average CPU performance. With dual-channel memory or better CPU performance, the TravelMate Spin P4 could probably achieve a higher overall performance. Overall, however, the system already does relatively well, and the subjective system speed is also high, which is especially noticed in the almost instantaneous readiness of the convertible after startup.

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
4842 Points ∼100% +17%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
4467 Points ∼92% +8%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (3548 - 4749, n=17)
4399 Points ∼91% +7%
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
4123 Points ∼85%
Average of class Convertible
  (681 - 6844, n=77, last 2 years)
3476 Points ∼72% -16%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
3473 Points ∼72% -16%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i5-1035G4, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
3448 Points ∼71% -16%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
3257 Points ∼67% -21%
Productivity
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
7443 Points ∼100% +22%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
6683 Points ∼90% +10%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
6634 Points ∼89% +9%
Average of class Convertible
  (1881 - 8653, n=77, last 2 years)
6267 Points ∼84% +3%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
6247 Points ∼84% +2%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (5544 - 6487, n=17)
6208 Points ∼83% +2%
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
6099 Points ∼82%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i5-1035G4, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
5302 Points ∼71% -13%
Essentials
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
10700 Points ∼100% +19%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
9741 Points ∼91% +8%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (8149 - 9828, n=17)
9331 Points ∼87% +4%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
9183 Points ∼86% +2%
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
9008 Points ∼84%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i5-1035G4, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
8709 Points ∼81% -3%
Average of class Convertible
  (3258 - 11505, n=77, last 2 years)
8526 Points ∼80% -5%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
8011 Points ∼75% -11%
Score
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
5034 Points ∼100% +15%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
4644 Points ∼92% +6%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (4026 - 4794, n=17)
4543 Points ∼90% +4%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
4438 Points ∼88% +2%
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
4370 Points ∼87%
Average of class Convertible
  (1154 - 5971, n=77, last 2 years)
4064 Points ∼81% -7%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
3995 Points ∼79% -9%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i5-1035G4, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
3885 Points ∼77% -11%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
5171 Points ∼100% +71%
Average of class Convertible
  (2435 - 5366, n=55, last 2 years)
4391 Points ∼85% +45%
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
3022 Points ∼58%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
3016 Points ∼58% 0%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (2473 - 3214, n=6)
2961 Points ∼57% -2%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i5-1035G4, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
2729 Points ∼53% -10%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
4265 Points ∼100% +1%
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
4222 Points ∼99%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i5-1035G4, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
4072 Points ∼95% -4%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
4053 Points ∼95% -4%
Average Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (3472 - 4463, n=6)
4046 Points ∼95% -4%
Average of class Convertible
  (1670 - 5041, n=58, last 2 years)
3616 Points ∼85% -14%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
3323 Points ∼78% -21%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4222 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
3022 points
PCMark 10 Score
4370 points
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DPC latencies

In our DPC latency test, LatencyMon reports values that are potentially problematic for real-time editing of video and audio files.

LatencyMon
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DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10510U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
2865.4 μs * ∼100% -169%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
1203.7 μs * ∼42% -13%
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8
Iris Xe G7 80EUs, i5-1135G7, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
1063.3 μs * ∼37%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5
Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), i5-1035G4, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
860.7 μs * ∼30% +19%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, i7-1165G7, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
641.9 μs * ∼22% +40%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
466 μs * ∼16% +56%

* ... smaller is better

Mass storage

The 256 GB NVMe SSD "SK Hynix BC511" is installed in our test model. The mid-range SSD achieves good transfer rates in the test, but it does not come close to a high-end SSD like the Samsung PM981.

More information can be found in our Hard drive and SSD table.

Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8
SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5
SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N
Average SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
 
AS SSD
37%
-7%
-21%
20%
113%
-14%
Copy Game MB/s
453.95
1008.8
122%
283
-38%
1257.67
177%
1031.28
127%
319 (229 - 454, n=5)
-30%
Copy Program MB/s
469.54
517.12
10%
459.8
-2%
521.87
11%
529.85
13%
265 (72.6 - 470, n=5)
-44%
Copy ISO MB/s
1164.71
1600.12
37%
1168.32
0%
1962.17
68%
1984.83
70%
950 (634 - 1168, n=5)
-18%
Score Total
1921
2712
41%
1792
-7%
1786
-7%
1822
-5%
5234
172%
1779 (1178 - 2118, n=6)
-7%
Score Write
695
1035
49%
557
-20%
601
-14%
660
-5%
2061
197%
610 (272 - 915, n=6)
-12%
Score Read
836
1129
35%
847
1%
804
-4%
802
-4%
2108
152%
801 (639 - 877, n=6)
-4%
Access Time Write *
0.038
0.031
18%
0.038
-0%
0.072
-89%
0.058
-53%
0.029
24%
0.0502 (0.035 - 0.117, n=6)
-32%
Access Time Read *
0.098
0.084
14%
0.074
24%
0.052
47%
0.039
60%
0.0846 (0.071 - 0.098, n=5)
14%
4K-64 Write
477.64
785.33
64%
367.11
-23%
482.91
1%
398.47
-17%
1607.71
237%
431 (141 - 713, n=6)
-10%
4K-64 Read
607.58
874.8
44%
614.06
1%
643.83
6%
531.43
-13%
1758.14
189%
585 (423 - 672, n=6)
-4%
4K Write
129.66
125.79
-3%
119.29
-8%
52.67
-59%
180.04
39%
203.11
57%
109 (95.9 - 130, n=6)
-16%
4K Read
42.8
48.07
12%
45.97
7%
26.65
-38%
53.18
24%
60.83
42%
41.2 (38.2 - 46, n=6)
-4%
Seq Write
874
1243.51
42%
703.04
-20%
652.81
-25%
812.74
-7%
2497.83
186%
692 (354 - 931, n=6)
-21%
Seq Read
1856
2057.23
11%
1870.57
1%
1336.41
-28%
2177.45
17%
2893.29
56%
1745 (1633 - 1871, n=6)
-6%

* ... smaller is better

SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
Sequential Read: 1856MB/s
Sequential Write: 874MB/s
4K Read: 42.8MB/s
4K Write: 129.66MB/s
4K-64 Read: 607.58MB/s
4K-64 Write: 477.64MB/s
Access Time Read: 0.098ms
Access Time Write: 0.038ms
Copy ISO: 1164.71MB/s
Copy Program: 469.54MB/s
Copy Game: 453.95MB/s
Score Read: 836Points
Score Write: 695Points
Score Total: 1921Points

Continuous reading: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Graphics card

GPU-Z
GPU-Z

The graphics card in the Intel Core i5-1135G7 integrated Iris Xe G7 graphics is supposed to offer noticeably more performance compared to the predecessor generation. This is supposed to be about the same as an Nvidia GeForce MX330 but the actual graphics performance varies depending on the application scenario. While our TravelMate Spin P4 can at least set itself apart from all rivals from the last generation in 3DMark 11, it has a relatively hard time in the other 3DMark tests. The performance deficits of around 50-70% compared to an average Intel Iris Xe G7 show that you cannot expect the performance that the hardware promises here. The single-channel RAM could be partly responsible for this since the integrated CPU uses it as graphics memory.

The full graphics performance can also be accessed in battery mode.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
6046 Points ∼100% +51%
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
5991 Points ∼99% +49%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (4013 - 6117, n=15)
5266 Points ∼87% +31%
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
4013 Points ∼66%
Average of class Convertible
  (429 - 17421, n=80, last 2 years)
3811 Points ∼63% -5%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G4
3334 Points ∼55% -17%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
1999 Points ∼33% -50%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1855 Points ∼31% -54%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
1319 Points ∼100% +78%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
1184 Points ∼90% +59%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (743 - 1384, n=17)
1110 Points ∼84% +49%
Average of class Convertible
  (91 - 5126, n=57, last 2 years)
904 Points ∼69% +22%
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
743 Points ∼56%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
4626 Points ∼100% +122%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
3750 Points ∼81% +80%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (2087 - 4846, n=17)
3534 Points ∼76% +69%
Average of class Convertible
  (311 - 13158, n=77, last 2 years)
2713 Points ∼59% +30%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G4
2207 Points ∼48% +6%
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
2087 Points ∼45%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
1351 Points ∼29% -35%
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1285 Points ∼28% -38%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
27249 Points ∼100% +97%
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs, Intel Core i7-1165G7
23633 Points ∼87% +70%
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
  (13867 - 30894, n=13)
20730 Points ∼76% +49%
Average of class Convertible
  (2714 - 38419, n=67, last 2 years)
16377 Points ∼60% +18%
Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G4
14903 Points ∼55% +7%
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Intel Core i5-1135G7
13867 Points ∼51%
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-10510U
10913 Points ∼40% -21%
3DMark 11 Performance
3879 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
11422 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1758 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
833 points
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Gaming performance

The integrated GPU is weak and not designed for gaming, especially since it does not reach the performance level it would actually be capable of here. Nevertheless, less demanding or older games are partly playable smoothly on low resolutions and graphics settings.

low med. high ultra
The Witcher 3 (2015) 38.8 23.7 11.3 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 66.2 36.7 22.8 21.8 fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 18.4 9.89 7.06 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 18.6 22.8 22.8 fps
Strange Brigade (2018) 38.4 14.3 12.5 fps

Emissions - Cool and quiet convertible

Noise emissions

In everyday use, the fans are pleasantly sluggish and usually remain completely silent during idle and low system load. Under high load, such as during the stress test, the fans are clearly audible, but they usually only remain at this level for a few minutes or seconds and are quickly drowned out by the ambient noise again. The noise characteristics, however, have a somewhat higher frequency character than in the Asus ZenBook Flip 14 or the Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga.

Coil whine or electronic noises were not detected in our model.

Noise Level

Idle
24.9 / 24.9 / 27.3 dB(A)
Load
27.5 / 36.2 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 24.9 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2027.629.921.927.62529.13632.129.13128.635.835.528.640242924245021.126.22621.16321.621.221.721.68015.619.222.815.610017.619.220.517.612518.219.618.618.216018.615.814.518.620018.515.714.518.525019.315.813.519.331522.616.514.322.640021.815.413.421.850020.814.212.620.863021.213.810.521.28002214.211.322100027.61811.527.6125028.717.311.328.7160023.113.411.323.1200025.114.312.125.125002513.612.42531502413.912.824400020.713.41320.7500020.71413.320.7630021.915.613.621.9800022.317.71422.31000023.917.514.523.91250019.118.313.219.11600013.413.213.213.4SPL36.127.524.836.1N2.30.90.62.3median 21.8median 15.6median 13.2median 21.8Delta21.8123330.531.8323330.938.532.933.430.930.631.130.53130.629.330.829.22929.332.831.63231.532.827.726.528.229.627.726.826.526.725.126.828.426.325.525.428.424.524.823.825.124.523.323.422.923.523.32321.922.322.22321.921.722.422.621.921.220.120.821.421.220.720.220.320.420.720.320.220.520.220.319.418.618.818.619.419.217.917.617.919.219.81717.417.519.820.117.117.416.820.120.317.117.21720.321.917.217.116.921.920.817.217.31720.819.417.617.817.419.419.517.717.817.419.518.51818.11818.518.518.318.218.218.518.618.518.518.518.618.818.718.618.618.8191918.918.81919.219.319.319.119.23230.230.330.2321.71.41.41.41.7median 20.1median 18.6median 18.6median 18.6median 20.11.61.31.51.61.629.227.231.229.234.734.935.934.730.532.935.930.524.523.729.524.530.928.833.430.919.824.124.119.817.516.820.817.517.317.420.317.317.816.816.617.817.11613.317.116.615.913.216.615.915.213.115.915.415.912.115.417.1161117.12117.711.22117.717.21117.717.116.11117.122.720.211.322.719.418.711.519.416.916.411.916.919.919.91219.919.619.112.419.615.215.412.915.215.41513.115.414.314.513.514.313.814.113.713.813.713.914.313.713.914.115.313.913.514.314.713.513.213.913.213.229.929.124.929.91.21.10.61.2median 16.9median 16median 13.1median 16.91.81.41.11.8hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseAcer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039TLenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE

Temperature

The surface temperatures of the convertible are completely in the green zone. Even under extremely high load, it reaches a maximum of 33.1 °C (~91.6 °Fon the top and 37 °C (98.6 °F) on the bottom. When idling, the peak temperatures of 23.7 °C (74.6 °F, top) and 24.7 °C (76.5 °F, bottom) are only a few degrees above room temperature. Thus, nothing stands in the way of use on the thighs.

Stress test
Stress test

In our stress test, in which we load the system with Prime95 and FurMark, the CPU clocks with about 3.8 GHz (at about 32 W) in the first few seconds. It then reaches a temperature of 95 °C (203 °F), lowers its clock rate over time and finally settles in the 1.2-2.3 GHz range (at about 15-19 W). The performance level drops again after a few minutes. The CPU clock is then between 1-1.5 GHz (at 15-19 W). The GPU clock rate drops slowly from 1,000-1,200 to 600-800 MHz during this time. You will most likely not have to reckon with restrictions in daily use because the Core i5-1135G7 CPU permanently works with reduced speed anyway.

Max. Load
 29.3 °C
85 F
33.1 °C
92 F
31.8 °C
89 F
 
 28 °C
82 F
31.8 °C
89 F
27.6 °C
82 F
 
 24.6 °C
76 F
24 °C
75 F
24.4 °C
76 F
 
Maximum: 33.1 °C = 92 F
Average: 28.3 °C = 83 F
32.4 °C
90 F
37 °C
99 F
30.5 °C
87 F
24.6 °C
76 F
31.1 °C
88 F
28.6 °C
83 F
23.7 °C
75 F
24.4 °C
76 F
24.6 °C
76 F
Maximum: 37 °C = 99 F
Average: 28.5 °C = 83 F
Power Supply (max.)  33.2 °C = 92 F | Room Temperature 21.8 °C = 71 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 28.3 °C / 83 F, compared to the average of 30.3 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Convertible.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 33.1 °C / 92 F, compared to the average of 35.3 °C / 96 F, ranging from 21.8 to 55.7 °C for the class Convertible.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 37 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 22.7 °C / 73 F, compared to the device average of 30.3 °C / 87 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 24.6 °C / 76.3 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(+) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.6 °C / 83.5 F (+4 °C / 7.2 F).
Idle (top)
Idle (top)
Idle (bottom)
Idle (bottom)
Full load (top)
Full load (top)
Full load (bottom)
Full load (bottom)

Speaker

The installed speakers offer a relatively clear sound and little bass. The maximum volume is sufficient if you are directly in front of the convertible and do not want to fill a medium-sized room with sound. External audio devices can alternatively be connected via the 3.5 mm port or Bluetooth 5.0.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2020.321.920.32527.832.127.83127.135.527.14019.82419.85020.82620.86320.921.720.98014.822.814.810018.520.518.512527.218.627.216036.814.536.820039.914.539.925035.213.535.23155014.35040064.613.464.650060.812.660.863062.110.562.180063.511.363.5100060.811.560.812506311.363160061.911.361.9200064.612.164.6250063.912.463.931506412.864400066.41366.4500066.113.366.1630066.713.666.7800071.71471.71000069.514.569.51250062.813.262.8160005913.259SPL77.624.877.6N40.70.640.7median 62.8median 13.2median 62.8Delta8.618.633.13233.132.133.432.129.93129.928.92928.932.131.532.12629.62626.925.126.929.625.429.634.525.134.534.823.534.834.422.234.44922.64954.221.454.261.920.461.96720.26761.518.661.568.817.968.861.217.561.263.416.863.46317636616.96665.11765.16217.46267.417.467.465.71865.770.918.270.964.818.564.866.618.666.67118.87163.119.163.178.130.278.143.31.443.3median 63.1median 18.6median 63.171.67hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseAcer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8 audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (71.74 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 28.3% lower than median
(-) | bass is not linear (15% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 1.3% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 36% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 55% worse
» The best had a delta of 9%, average was 21%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 36% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 57% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T audio analysis

(-) | not very loud speakers (70.97 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.2% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (10.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.3% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 37% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 54% worse
» The best had a delta of 9%, average was 21%, worst was 53%
Compared to all devices tested
» 36% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 56% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy management - frugal convertible

Energy absorption

Depending on the brightness level and performance profile, between 3.4 and 7.9 watts are consumed in idle. On average, the TravelMate Spin P4 is more frugal than all comparison devices - this also applies under load, where an average of 25 watts are consumed. However, the peak consumption of 55 watts is higher than many rivals. Overall, this is a very frugal convertible that owes its low consumption rates in part to its power-cut components. The power supply is more than adequately sized with a nominal power of 65 watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.36 / 1.4 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.4 / 5.8 / 7.9 Watt
Load midlight 25 / 55 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5
i5-1035G4, Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ1, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, SK Hynix BC711 HFM512GD3HX015N, IPS, 1920x1080, 14.00
Average Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs
 
Average of class Convertible
 
Power Consumption
-10%
-7%
-23%
-17%
-7%
-25%
-14%
Idle Minimum *
3.4
3.6
-6%
3.4
-0%
3.6
-6%
3.3
3%
3.6
-6%
4.37 (2.4 - 11.5, n=15)
-29%
3.79 (1.4 - 9.4, n=84, last 2 years)
-11%
Idle Average *
5.8
5.8
-0%
6
-3%
7.5
-29%
6.7
-16%
6.3
-9%
7.13 (3.5 - 12.4, n=15)
-23%
6.7 (2.8 - 13.3, n=84, last 2 years)
-16%
Idle Maximum *
7.9
9.5
-20%
7.9
-0%
9.4
-19%
6.9
13%
9.1
-15%
8.94 (4.5 - 12.9, n=15)
-13%
8.48 (3.7 - 13.9, n=84, last 2 years)
-7%
Load Average *
25
42
-68%
39.6
-58%
42
-68%
41.4
-66%
34
-36%
35.8 (25 - 47, n=15)
-43%
35.6 (5.5 - 78, n=84, last 2 years)
-42%
Load Maximum *
55
31
44%
41
25%
51
7%
64.7
-18%
39
29%
63.1 (41.4 - 73.5, n=15)
-15%
52.1 (8.3 - 118, n=84, last 2 years)
5%
Witcher 3 ultra *
39.3

* ... smaller is better

Battery life

The low power consumption has a positive effect on the battery runtimes. Although the battery capacity of 56 Wh is 4 Wh smaller than some rivals, the TravelMate Spin P4 achieves a peak of 2:13 h in our load test. In the video test at a brightness of 150 cd/m², 11:11 h is not a bad rate either, but we would have expected a bit more in view of the low consumption. The 60 Wh batteries of some rivals are probably noticeable here. The situation is similar in the WLAN test (script-controlled browsing, 150 cd/m² brightness), where our review sample achieves a relatively good result of 9:13 hours.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
9h 13min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
11h 11min
Load (maximum brightness)
2h 13min
Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs, 56 Wh
Acer TravelMate P6 P614-51T-G2-72ZU
i7-10510U, UHD Graphics 620, 60 Wh
Acer Spin 3 SP314-54N-56S5
i5-1035G4, Iris Plus Graphics G4 (Ice Lake 48 EU), 48 Wh
Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA-AI039T
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620, 50 Wh
Lenovo Yoga 9i 14ITL5
i5-1135G7, Iris Xe G7 80EUs, 60 Wh
Lenovo ThinkBook 14s Yoga ITL 20WE0023GE
i7-1165G7, Iris Xe G7 96EUs, 60 Wh
Average of class Convertible
 
Battery Runtime
12%
-25%
-17%
-8%
5%
-5%
Reader / Idle
1549
842
2260
1389
1344 (623 - 3768, n=37, last 2 years)
H.264
671
773
15%
496
-26%
836
25%
579 (269 - 924, n=35, last 2 years)
-14%
WiFi v1.3
553
676
22%
451.9
-18%
461
-17%
591
7%
622
12%
561 (248 - 1141, n=84, last 2 years)
1%
Load
133
131
-2%
93
-30%
103
-23%
103
-23%
129 (62 - 334, n=58, last 2 years)
-3%
Witcher 3 ultra
99
99 (last 2 years)

Pros

+ solid keyboard
+ decent touchscreen with stylus
+ subtle design
+ Thunderbolt 4
+ good workmanship ...

Cons

- ... apart from the touchpad
- poor performance development of the Core i5-1135G7
- Battery runtimes only average despite low consumption
- PWM with low frequency

Verdict - Economical business convertible

In the test: Acer TravelMate Spin P4
In the test: Acer TravelMate Spin P4

As a business convertible, the Acer TravelMate Spin P4 basically makes a good first impression. The slate-blue case is chic, subtle and also quite robust thanks to many metal elements. Although there are alternative models that have slightly better key specs in places, the display and keyboard provide a good basis for a productive workflow. The touchscreen performs well in the test, both when used with the fingers and in combination with the included Active Style.

The situation is different with the touchpad, as it has far too much play in the case and therefore looks very cheap. This is incomprehensible in view of the convertible's otherwise good build quality, which extends to small details like the high-quality webcam cover.

Acer's frugal convertible is at or slightly above average in many disciplines, but makes a gross mistake with the touchpad and does not utilize the potential of the Core i5-1135G7.

Overall, however, the Acer convertible is convincing in many aspects. The TravelMate Spin P4 offers enough performance for a Windows 2-in-1 laptop in view of the low operating noise for most application scenarios, but does not utilize the performance reserves of the installed components. The CPU and GPU performance is therefore often much lower than the spec sheet would suggest. Users who do not want to do without a touchscreen and Thunderbolt 4 will get both at a fair price. However, it might be worth looking at competing models with other strengths and weaknesses in this price range.

Price and availability

Our configuration of the Acer TravelMate Spin P4 is currently available at Notebooksbilliger.de, for example, for 1,026.99 Euros (~$1240).

Acer TravelMate Spin P4 TMP414RN-51-53J8 - 04/09/2021 v7
Marius Schell

Chassis
81 / 98 → 83%
Keyboard
81%
Pointing Device
69%
Connectivity
71 / 75 → 94%
Weight
70 / 20-75 → 91%
Battery
87%
Display
81%
Games Performance
57 / 78 → 73%
Application Performance
83 / 85 → 98%
Temperature
96%
Noise
95%
Audio
63 / 91 → 69%
Camera
36 / 85 → 42%
Average
75%
85%
Convertible - Weighted Average

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Even in my youth I was already very enthusiastic about technology, and as a result I started building PCs, optimizing them, and writing programs while I was still in school. When dealing with the inevitable hardware and software problems associated with computers, I was always relentless in my search for the necessary solutions. The compact forms of laptops and smartphones introduced further challenges in this regard. In my reviews for Notebookcheck I try to communicate as objectively as possible how well a device copes with these hurdles.
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Marius Schell, 2021-04-29 (Update: 2021-04-30)