Inside Acer TravelMate P4 (TMP414-51) – disassembly and upgrade options
Well, the TravelMate P4 (TMP414-51) has very good upgradability options, which is great for a business-grade notebook.
Acer TravelMate P4
- Intel Core i7-1165G7
- Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU)
- 16GB RAM
- 512GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
To get inside of this device, you need to undo 12 Phillips-head screws. After that, carefully work your way around the bottom panel with a plastic tool and lift it away from the chassis.
2. Battery, memory, and storage
Thankfully, there are two RAM SODIMM slots, which support dual-channel DDR4 memory. Additionally, there is one M.2 PCIe x4 slot for storage.
Battery-wise, you are supplied with a 56Wh pack.
3. Cooling system
Here, we see a cooling solution that comprises a heat pipe that looks thick from above but actually has a very thin profile. This can be said for the fan as well.
Acer TravelMate P4 (TMP414-51) in-depth review
It's not news that Acer is struggling in the business laptop market, compared to Lenovo and Dell, and their respective ThinkPad and Latitude brands. However, the TravelMate series is becoming more and more popular, and there is a reason for that. Apparently, Acer is no slouch and they keep updating their lineup with the latest and greatest in terms of technology. Today, we have the TravelMate P4 (TMP414-51) notebook, which comes equipped with Intel's 10nm Tiger Lake lineup of processors. Also, the G-version is paired with a GeForce MX350 graphics card. However, the specs don't reflect ever[...]
- MIL-STD-M810H-compliant body
- Good battery life
- Wide I/O, which includes a MicroSD card reader
- Two RAM SODIMM slots
- Fingerprint reader embedded in the power button
- Wi-Fi 6, PCIe x4, Thunderbolt 4, and (optional) LTE support
- Doesn't use PWM for brightness adjustment (AUO B140HAN04.0)
- Underperforming hardware
- Covers only 52% of sRGB (AUO B140HAN04.0)
- The huge top and bottom bezels are taking away from the overall visual experience