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Acer TravelMate P2 TMP214-53 14 inch Commercial Laptop - (Intel Core i5-1135G7, 8GB, 256GB SSD, Full HD Display, Windows 10 Pro, Black)

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One curiosity is the screen hinges that tease that they might be fully reversible but aren’t. These hinges do allow the screen to fold flat, travelling 180 degrees from the close position to fully extended. Not sure what the value is in this much rotation, but it’s what it can do. Inside, you’ll see a lot of free space and a pretty modest cooling solution, comprising a tiny heat pipe, a heat sink, and a fan. Upgradability-wise, this is the area where this laptop shines bright. It has two SODIMMs, one M.2 slot, and a SATA slot. Moreover, the I/O is good given the end price of the machine – it has three USB Type-A 3.2 (Gen. 1) ports and a USB Type-C 3.2 (Gen. 2) with DisplayPort and Power Delivery capabilities. Oh, yes, and a VGA port!

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In the American SKUs of the Travelmate P2, we noticed a few machines with discrete Nvidia GeForce MX330. That would make a modest difference to graphics performance, and probably a better choice would be an AMD Ryzen-based P2 with its faster integrated Radeon RX Vega 7 or 8 Graphics.

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You don't have permission to access "http://www.argos.co.uk/browse/technology/laptops-and-pcs/laptops/c:30049/brands:acer/" on this server. Perhaps to no surprise, this notebook is entirely made out of plastic. Additionally, it doesn’t seem to be one of particularly high quality as well. When we try to bend it, we experience quite some flex from the chassis. In terms of measurements, the laptop weighs 1.80 kg and has a profile of 19.9mm, which is pretty thin and light for a 15-inch device.

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What doesn’t need any help is the battery score as tested by PCMark10. At over ten hours, with the screen brightness turned down to 120 nits, that’s more than a working day of use.The highlight of this P2 SKU is undoubtedly the 12th Gen Intel Core i5-1235U processor, a design we’ve seen previously that sports ten cores and can process 12 threads simultaneously.

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