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Acer’s newest TravelMate P6 is a lovely business laptop. It’s light-weight, and it’s fashionable but delicate. However as with every Acer PC, you simply must get previous the bloatware, which will also be completed by way of uninstalling tool or putting in a blank construct of Home windows 11.
It is available in an a black aluminum-magnesium chassis that weighs in at 2.2 kilos, or simply lower than one kilogram. That makes it tremendous simple to hold, and it doesn’t compromise on efficiency or ports, providing Eleventh-gen vPro processors, fashionable ports like Thunderbolt 4, and legacy ports like USB Sort-A.

Certainly, it’s a lovely candy trade pc. For a trade consumer that’s productiveness centered and on-the-go, it’s simple to suggest.

    Acer TravelMate P6Acer TravelMate P6

    The Acer TravelMate P6 weighs in at a kilogram, making it a number of the lightest 14-inch trade laptops. It additionally packs Eleventh-gen processors, an FHD webcam, and extra.

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Acer TravelMate P6 (2021) Pricing and availability

  • The Acer TravelMate P6 begins at $1,299.99 and is to be had now.

Refreshed in 2021, Acer’s TravelMate P6 doesn’t have a number of configurations. You just about get a Core i5-1135G7 type with a 512GB SSD for $1,299.99, or a Core i7-1165G7 type with a 1TB SSD for $1,499 (Acer despatched me the latter for evaluation). There may well be different fashions from some shops that I’m ignorant of, however those are those that display up on Acer’s site.

The remainder of them are the similar. They each include 16GB LPDDR4x reminiscence, and they’ve a 14-inch 16:10 1,920×1,200 show. Most definitely much more importantly, they weigh in at 2.2 kilos, bearing in mind that the ultra-light shape issue is a key function of the software.

You’ll order an Acer TravelMate P6 from the standard suspects, reminiscent of Acer, Amazon, and Newegg.

Acer TravelMate P6 (2021) specifications

CPU As much as Intel CoreTM i7-1165G7 processor (12 MB Good Cache, 2.8 GHz with Turbo Spice up as much as 4.7 GHz, DDR4 or LPDDR4x, Intel Iris Xe Graphics)
Graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics, supporting OpenGL 4.5, OpenCLTM 2.2, Microsoft DirectX 12
Show 14” show with IPS (In-Airplane Switching) era, Complete HD+ 1920 x 1200, high-brightness (340 nits) Acer ComfyView LED-backlit TFT LCD. Vast viewing attitude as much as 170 levels.
Frame 12.28 x 8.9 x 0.66 inches, 2.2 kilos
Reminiscence Twin-channel LPDDR4X SDRAM enhance

  • 16 GB of onboard LPDDR4X machine reminiscence
Garage Cast state power

  • 1TB, PCIe Gen3, 8 Gb/s, NVMe
Audio
  • DTS Audio, that includes optimized bass reaction and micro-speaker distortion prevention
  • Two integrated entrance dealing with stereo audio system at any show modes by way of discrete sensible amplifier with genuine time sensing on I/V coverage
  • Acer Purified.Voice era with AI noise relief in twin integrated microphones. Options come with far-field pickup, dynamic noise relief via neural community, adaptive beam forming, and predefined non-public and convention name modes.
  • Suitable with Cortana with Voice
  • Acer TrueHarmony era for decrease distortion, wider frequency vary, headphone-like audio and strong sound
Connectivity
  • WLAN networking • Intel Wi-fi Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  • 802.11a/b/g/n/acR2+ax wi-fi LAN
  • Twin Band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz)
  • 2×2 MU-MIMO era
  • Helps Bluetooth 5.1
  • Wi-Fi CNVi Interface
Ports and interfaces USB Sort-C port supporting:

  • USB 3.2 Gen 2 (as much as 10 Gbps)
  • Thunderbolt 4
  • USB charging 5 V; 3 A

One USB 3.2 Gen 2 port that includes power-off USB charging
HDMI port with HDCP enhance
3.5 mm headphone/speaker jack, supporting headsets with integrated microphone
microSDTM Card reader
Nano SIM slot not obligatory
NFC (Close to Box Communique) not obligatory

Keyboard and touchpad Keyboard:
83-/84-/87-key Acer FineTip keyboard with global language enhance
TouchPad:
Multi-gesture touchpad, supporting two-finger scroll; pinch; gestures to open Cortana,
Motion Middle, multitasking; utility instructions

  • Microsoft Precision Touchpad certification
  • Moisture resistant
Webcam
  • T-Sort MIPI FHD digicam + IR digicam
  • 1920 x 1080 answer
  • 1080p HD video at 60 fps with Temporal Noise Aid
  • Twin Mic (33 mm + 33 mm)
OS Home windows 11 Professional
Subject matter Magnesium-aluminum
Worth $1,499.99

About this evaluation: Acer shared the TravelMate P6 with us for evaluation. It didn’t have any enter on this evaluation.

Design: Tremendous-light, however nonetheless fashionable

  • The Acer TravelMate P6 weighs a kilogram.
  • It is available in black with silver accents.

I in reality like reviewing super-light laptops like this one, which is available in at simply 2.2 kilos. There’s one thing about units at that kilogram mark which might be simply pleasant. They’re really easy to hold round in a bag that you simply’ll omit they’re even there. They’re comfy to make use of whilst you’re simply lounging round the home.

Top down view of Acer laptopTop down view of Acer laptop


The magnesium alloy construct seems blank, but fashionable.


The object I revel in probably the most is seeing what OEMs do to lead them to no longer appear and feel affordable. As a way to get to this weight, it’s a must to use a magnesium alloy, and that may really feel plasticky. Acer does a lovely just right process right here in creating a solid-looking pc from a magnesium alloy. It is available in black, however the hinges have silver accents, which is a pleasing contact. I in reality like the way it seems and feels, even supposing like maximum magnesium alloy laptops, you’ll in finding that the lid simply bends in the event you press on it, and stuff like that.
The lid has a squared-off Acer emblem stamped within the nook, which is standard for the corporate’s trade laptops. The shopper notebooks generally tend to have a symbol stamped within the center, which is extra flashy. That is supposed to be a cleaner design.

Side view of Acer TravelMate P6Side view of Acer TravelMate P6

As for ports, there are many them, one thing that you simply’d be expecting from a trade pc. At the left facet by myself, there are twin Thunderbolt 4 ports, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Sort-A port, and HDMI. Both of the ones Thunderbolt 4 ports can hook up with twin 4K displays, one 8K observe, an exterior GPU, or one thing else.

Side view of Acer TravelMate P6Side view of Acer TravelMate P6

At the proper facet, you’ll in finding the three,5mm audio jack and a microSD card slot. A microSD card slot is at all times welcome, despite the fact that it’s no longer somewhat as helpful as a full-size one.

I in reality just like the design of this pc, as I do with a large number of Acer’s laptops. The corporate makes magnesium horny. I’ve observed Swift laptops in blue with silver accents or inexperienced with gold accents, however for a TravelMate, the design must be slightly extra delicate. That’s why we now have a form of steel black with silver accents. And naturally, it handiest weighs a kilogram.

Show: The 14-inch FHD show is lovely just right, and it’s 16:10

  • The matte, anti-glare show is best than a large number of Acer laptops that I’ve used.
  • The FHD webcam is very good.

The Acer TravelMate P6 comes with a 14-inch 1,920×1,200 show, and sure, that answer implies that it has a 16:10 side ratio, one thing that’s turning into increasingly more not unusual. 16:10, versus 16:9, it taller, and it has extra floor space. Monitors are measured diagonally, so the nearer the side ratio will get to sq., the extra floor space you get.

Acer TravelMate P6 front viewAcer TravelMate P6 front view

It’s a matte non-touch show, nevertheless it doesn’t be afflicted by one of the crucial pitfalls I’ve observed on anti-glare monitors previously. In truth, that is in fact a greater show than I’ve observed from a large number of Acer laptops.

Acer TravelMate P6 display testAcer TravelMate P6 display test

As you’ll be able to see, it helps 100% sRGB, 78% NTSC, 83% Adobe RGB, and 85% P3. That’s lovely stable, no less than in comparison to the remainder of the marketplace. 100% sRGB isn’t unusual for a pc to procure, however averaging within the 80s for the remainder of the types is lovely just right.

Acer TravelMate P6 display testAcer TravelMate P6 display test

Brightness maxed out at 366.9, which exceeds the 340 nits promised by way of Acer however nonetheless lower than I’d like in a pc. It’s no longer going to be nice for out of doors use. Distinction is 1250:1, which is lovely just right.

Acer TravelMate P6 webcamAcer TravelMate P6 webcam


The FHD webcam at the TravelMate P6 is very good.


Above the show, you’ll discover a 1080p webcam, which is lovely stable. Certainly, bearing in mind that this pc comes from the Eleventh-gen Intel age earlier than FHD webcams had been added to the Evo spec (as an offer), it’s in reality spectacular that Acer took the initiative in this. Making an allowance for what number of people are running from house and taking video calls, webcam high quality is tremendous essential, and this one is somewhat just right.

Keyboard: It’s usual for Acer’s merchandise

  • The keyboard is backlit and it has a Microsoft Precision touchpad.

The keyboard and touchpad at the Acer TravelMate P6 are lovely easy. The keyboard is Chiclet-style, and it’s lovely usual for Acer’s laptops. It’s superb, however frankly, it simply doesn’t compete with one of the crucial exceptional stuff that HP and Lenovo are doing with their trade pc keyboards.

Top down view of Acer TravelMate P6 keyboardTop down view of Acer TravelMate P6 keyboard

The keyboard is backlit, which is just right, however the keys themselves really feel lovely usual. It’s no longer specifically quiet, it doesn’t have that specifically comfy pressure curve that we see from different laptops, and so forth. It’s indubitably correct, however rather then that, it’s reasonable, which is okay.

As you’ll be able to see, the Precision touchpad doesn’t somewhat employ the to be had genuine property that it would, even supposing it nonetheless feels large enough. I simply individually need touchpads to be as massive as conceivable.

Efficiency: Like any Acer laptops, it comes with a ton of bloatware

  • You’ll must spend a while eliminating bloatware.
  • It has Eleventh-gen Intel processors.

The type that Acer despatched me features a Core i7-1165G7, 16GB RAM, and a 1TB SSD, which is lovely candy. It’s additionally were given a lovely sizable 56WHr battery, and sadly, a ton of bloatware.

The bloatware

You’ll determine bloatware in a lot of techniques. Some other folks imagine any pre-installed tool that they don’t in finding helpful to be bloatware, and whilst that’s honest, that’s no longer the definition that we’re going for right here. We’re no longer even going to speak about the bloatware that Microsoft installs with Home windows, reminiscent of Solitaire Assortment, even supposing that will be honest too. The variation is that Microsoft’s bloatware is a continuing around the Home windows panorama. No, we’re speaking about tool that’s been one at a time put in by way of Acer.


Acer bundles extra third-party tool than some other mainstream PC producer.


Maximum firms don’t do that anymore. Over a decade in the past, it was once not unusual for corporations to load up PCs with third-party apps, which might subsidize the price somewhat. It will nonetheless occur at the low finish, however for a $1,499 PC, it’s very uncommon. OEMs like Dell, Lenovo, and HP will set up an antivirus program on client PCs, however that’s about it, and trade PCs received’t also have that.

Let’s check out a few of what’s pre-installed at the Acer TravelMate P6:

  • Acer Jumpstart
  • Acer Product Registration
  • Acer ProShield Plus
  • Air of mystery Privateness
  • AxCrypt
  • Reserving.com
  • Regulate Middle
  • Dropbox Promotion
  • Evernote
  • Firefox
  • Norton Safety Extremely

Imagine it or no longer, that is in fact spectacular in comparison to a client Acer pc, which generally incorporates an array of video games as smartly. My largest factor is with such things as Norton, Evernote, and Firefox. They’re all there to compete with one thing that’s already in Home windows. It rings a bell in my memory of the older days of Android telephones after they’d all have two of the entirety, one from Google and one from the OEM.

Angled view of Acer TravelMate P6Angled view of Acer TravelMate P6

A few of it’s tremendous helpful. Acer ProShield Plus is excellent. You’ll drag and drop recordsdata into it to encrypt or decrypt them, there’s a Report Shredder capability that overwrites the information so it could actually’t be recovered, you’ll be able to make a partition as a Private Safe Force, you’ll be able to keep watch over which varieties of USB units can be utilized, and extra. It’s exceptional. ProShield Plus is a one-stop store for your whole safety wishes that you simply’d be expecting from a trade pc.

However ProShield Plus is in reality all we must be getting from Acer right here. You shouldn’t have a shortcut to Reserving.com at the Get started Menu of a trade pc.

It’s simple sufficient to eliminate these things, as you’ll be able to simply uninstall it. Like I mentioned, there’s so much much less pointless stuff than on an Acer client pc, so it doesn’t even take a large number of time.

Efficiency and battery lifestyles

The Acer TravelMate P6 exams the suitable containers for a trade pc. Certain, Twelfth-gen processors are higher than Eleventh-gen, and I’m positive Acer will refresh the product one day. However nonetheless, for a productiveness gadget at the cross, this factor is just about absolute best.

In case you’re doing all your paintings within the browser or one thing an identical that’s no longer graphics-intensive, this will get the process completed. Talking of graphics although, the Iris Xe graphics in Twelfth-gen chips are most commonly the similar as in Eleventh-gen, so that you’re in reality no longer lacking anything else there. My paintings load, as standard, is composed of getting over a dozen tabs open in a Chromium browser (the browser varies, however at the present time, it’s generally Vivaldi), whilst the use of different apps like OneNote, Skype, Slack, and Photoshop. There have been no ache issues in utilization.

Acer TravelMate P6
Core i7-1165G7
Lenovo ThinkPad Titanium Yoga
Core i7-1160G7
HP EliteBook 840 Aero G8
Core i7-1185G7
PCMark 10 4,498 4,488 4,948
Geekbench 5 1,427 / 4,887 1,333 / 4,055 1,518 / 4,966
Cinebench R23 1,362 / 4,690 1,127 / 2,597 1,296 / 3,975
3DMark: Time Undercover agent 1,618 1,334 1,560

Curiously, after I kind my benchmark rankings by way of PCMark 10 rankings, the Acer TravelMate P6 aligns extra with the lower-watt Tiger Lake UP4 chips, like the only within the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga.

Battery lifestyles is stable, maxing out at slightly under six hours. The best way I take a look at laptops is by way of the use of them. Then, I create battery stories and reasonable the days, so that is real-world utilization, versus streaming video repeatedly or one thing. On reasonable, it were given between 5 and 5 and a part hours, which continues to be higher than most of the laptops that I take a look at. It’s spectacular.

Will have to you purchase the Acer TravelMate P6 (2021)?

As is the case with the entirety, the Acer TravelMate P6 isn’t for everybody.

Who must purchase the Acer TravelMate P6:

  • Trade execs which might be on-the-go and wish one thing transportable
  • Individuals who need one thing that’s nice for productiveness, and has some further safety features

Who must no longer purchase the Acer TravelMate P6:

  • Customers that need a pc for intake
  • Someone that wishes devoted graphics

I discovered the Acer TravelMate P6 to be a very good pc that exams all the proper containers. It’s an excellent trade pc, however it kind of feels to be one thing that will be nice for just about everybody.

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