Acer TravelMate P2 (TMP214-41) – Top 5 Pros and Cons
The TravelMate family offers pretty decent devices that everyone can enjoy. One of their latest to hit our lab is the Acer TravelMate P2 (TMP214-41), which is a very balanced system that can be used for many occasions. While it doesn’t bring anything spectacular, it covers each area relatively well.
For example, the laptop isn’t the best looking out there, but it still brings a pleasant appearance that is also quite portable, making it easy to move along. It also offers a decent amount of performance, thanks to two Ryzen CPUs: the Zen 2-based Ryzen 5 Pro 4650U and the Ryzen 7 Pro 5850U. The laptop doesn’t shy away from being armed to the teeth with features, including support for the latest Bluetooth and Wi-Fi standards, along with a wide I/O.
Without further ado, here are LaptopMedia’s top 5 picks about the Acer TravelMate P2 (TMP214-41).
Acer TravelMate P2
- AMD Ryzen 5 5650U
- AMD Radeon RX Vega 7 (R4000/5000, 15W)
- 8GB RAM
- 256GB SSD
4 reasons to BUY the Acer TravelMate P2 (TMP214-41)
The laptop has decently-wide I/O, with a total of three USB Type-A 3.2 (Gen. 1) ports, one USB Type-C 3.2 (Gen. 2) port, an SD card reader, an Ethernet connector, HDMI and VGA connectors, and a 3.5 mm audio jack.
In terms of upgradeability, you get really good coverage for its size, offering two SODIMM slots, one M.2 NVMe drives, and space for a 2.5-inch SATA drive for SSDs or HDDs.
3. Display quality
The 14-inch Full HD IPS panel doesn’t offer professional-grade color accuracy or coverage but is fantastic for day-to-day use, offering comfortable viewing angles, and a max brightness of 266 nits in the middle of the screen and 250 nits average across the surface with a maximum deviation of 8%. The contrast ratio is also quite good – 1470:1.
The panel also shows no usage of PWM across all brightness levels, which is essential for a panel to be considered safe to use for prolonged periods of time.
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4. Battery life
The laptop comes with a 54.6Wh battery unit, which is a balanced number, as it keeps the laptop light, but also offers a big enough capacity for the U-series CPUs. The battery lasts for 11 hours and 7 minutes of Web browsing, or 10 hours of video playback. The way we conduct our tests with the Windows Better performance setting turned on, screen brightness adjusted to 120 nits and all other programs turned off except for the one we are testing the notebook with.
1 reason NOT to buy the Acer TravelMate P2 (TMP214-41)
1. Design and build quality
The laptop comes with an entirely plastic build, which is totally fine for an affordable laptop. It also looks decent, offering minimal branding and a black exterior that has a textured lid and base. Unfortunately, the lid doesn’t open with one hand and it is a tad more flexible than we would have wanted. The base is flexible as well, especially the area around the keyboard. You will feel it bending a bit if your typing style is a bit harsh.
The input devices aren’t fantastic either, with the keyboard offering short key travel and numb feedback. The touchpad on the other end feels good, with a smooth gliding surface and decent accuracy for a budget laptop.