Inside Acer TravelMate P2 (TMP214-41) – disassembly and upgrade options
Acer TravelMate P2 (TMP214-41) is a not-so-expensive laptop that comes with decent hardware options.
1. Remove the bottom plate
Removing the bottom panel isn’t that hard. You have to unscrew 12 Phillips-head screws and after that, you can use a plastic pry tool to pop the bottom plate.
The battery has a capacity of 54.6Wh – this looks like a regular capacity for a not-so-expensive 14-incher.
3. Memory and storage
At the same time, the upgradability is decent – the laptop has two RAM SODIMM slots so you can use memory in dual-channel mode. For storage, it has an M.2 slot for fast NVMe drives, and a SATA slot for normal SSDs or HDDs.
4. Cooling system
The simple cooling solution doesn’t look like something special because it has just one heat pipe, a small heat sink, and a single fan.
Acer TravelMate P2 (TMP214-41) in-depth review
We have another Travelmate P2 device for testing and this is the Acer TravelMate P2 (TMP214-41). This one looks almost identical to the Acer TravelMate P2 (TMP215-53 / TPM215-53G) but today's device has a 14" display and a powerful AMD CPU and iGPU under the hood.As a 14-incher, this machine is fairly compact which can be probably appreciated by people who are on the go often. So, we have a smaller notebook that will not cost you a fortune to buy it. The right word here is balance - the laptop isn't a looker and it doesn't offer crazy modern specs but it has a decent amount of features t[...]
- Decent upgradability - two SODIMMs, M.2, and SATA ports
- Keyboard has a backlight
- Good viewing angles and good contrast ratio (AUO B140HAN04.0 (AUO403D))
- PWM-free dispaly (AUO B140HAN04.0 (AUO403D))
- Optional fingerprint reader and NFC
- Decent I/O port selection and USB Type-C port with DisplayPort and Power Delivery capabilities
- Fast and efficient AMD CPU options
- You can have it with one of the most powerful iGPU variants on the market in 2021
- Decent cooling solution and comfort during load
- Battery life is great
- Covers only 52% of sRGB
- The keyboard has a short travel and mushy feedback
- Plastic build
- Some bends around the keyboard during typing