The Acer TravelMate Spin P4 review


The Acer TravelMate Spin P4 is a hybrid commercial laptop with Intel Tiger Lake processors, Iris Xe graphics, and some interesting security features that put it in the same league as most premium commercial laptops.

Gone are the days when a commercial laptop was expected to be heavy and large. Acer with its latest commercial laptop, TravelMate Spin P4 with Intel 11th ‘Tiger Lake’ processors, stylish and elegant, Thunderbolt 4 processors, improved graphics with Iris Xe, an internal stylus, an IR camera for Windows, beautiful And it is stylish. Hello and more.

The base model comes with a Core i3-1115G4 CPU, 128GB of memory, and 8GB of RAM.

Design


The Acer TravelMate Spin P4 is an interesting commercial laptop that also acts like a tablet when you flip the screen. Acer’s latest enterprise hybrid comes with a 14-inch 1080p touchscreen that easily illuminates the outdoors.

At 12.7*9*9.2*9*0.7 inches and 1.53 kg, the Spin P4 looks quite smart and sleek, but the design is commendable. Surprisingly, Acer did not damage any ports when designing this 0.7-inch-thick converter.

On the left, you’ll find an Ethernet port with a jaw hinge, an HDMI port, two USB Type-A ports, and a Thunderbolt 4 port. The TravelMate Spin comes with a pin charger, but you can also charge via the USB Type-C port.

The power button is also on the right and acts as a one-touch fingerprint sensor. Given that this laptop can be used as a tablet, it is understandable that the TravelMate Spin P4 has a garage pen slot on the right.

The pen garage is handy because it means the pen is always charged and available. On the right side, a microSD expansion slot and a 3.5mm audio jack are used.

The margins are narrow but the top and bottom are unreasonably large. An infrared camera and a webcam with a secret shutter are placed on top of the frame to block the webcam.

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Also, the dual speakers are located just above the keyboard and produce a clear, crisp, distortion-free sound. The laptop screen is fast and responsive, and the backlit keyboard has sturdy keys that are easy to work with.

Armed with Spin P4, you can finally allay your security concerns. Some versions of the Spin P4 come with 4G LTE, which allows you to use the nano SIM card slot for a secure internet connection.

4G LTE version not available in UAE. It also comes with a powerful anti-tamper chip that detects intrusion during system startup.

The only downside to making this laptop is that it is somewhat bulky and bad in tablet mode.

Display and Audio


The TravelMate P4 comes with a 14-inch FHD display, and there’s not much to say.

The screen appears to have a 160-degree viewing angle, allowing you to view it from any angle without any visible color change. And in general, the colors look exactly and are quite anecdotal.

Of course, there is stylus support, which is very convenient for use as a tablet. You can use it to take notes by hand, write on a photo, draw a path in Maps, and more.

It has narrow margins on the sides, although the top and bottom margins are quite large. One of the top has an IR camera and a webcam, along with a secret shutter that can block the webcam.

Obviously, having Windows Hello face recognition is a plus. The bottom edge just feels unnecessarily large, though it may be due to the speaker being on top of the keyboard.

These speakers actually look pretty good, which is in stark contrast to my previous experience with Acer laptops. Not only is it tall but it is also clear.

Keyboard and touchpad


The keyboard is backlit and solid, but also has nothing to write on at home. Not that this keyboard is bad at all, but companies like HP and Lenovo do amazing things with keyboards on their commercial laptops.

This one definitely feels good. The keys are sturdy, accurate, and comfortable with the right resistance. They’re not particularly quiet, which is what I’m looking for on a premium keyboard.

As you’d expect, it has a Microsoft Precision touchpad, which means it’s fast, responsive, and supports all the gestures you’re used to. I wish it was a little bigger though.

There is a point in this that there is a lot of space around the touch screen. In addition, the screen has a large chin and a large margin, giving it more footprint. In any case, this is a very minor complaint.

Performance


Acer’s latest iteration incorporates Intel Tiger Lake processors, which takes the performance of this device to another level. The Spin P4 is powered by the 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1165G7 and 32GB of RAM, putting it in competition with most premium laptops.

TravelMate Spin P4 is designed to withstand extreme conditions such as high altitude and frequent drops. Acer estimates battery life at approximately 15 hours, but this may vary depending on individual use.

The lack of a dedicated graphics processor does not hurt the performance of this hybrid, as it compensates with the new Intel Iris Xe graphics. Although this is not a gaming machine, you can play games at high frame rates without significant latency.

If your gamer can’t stop you, Acer is selling a different type with the NVIDIA GeForce MX350 GPU!

Price and availability


The TravelMate P4 is available in Acer official stores in two models: the version with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of SSD is priced at $ 899.99, while the version with 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of SSD is priced at $ 1099.99.

Pros

  • Flexible 2 in 1 design
  • Ports for any accessories
  • Intel 11th Gen
  • Click the keyboard

Cons

  • Thick screens
  • Not usable as a tablet
  • The screen looks a bit dark

The Acer TravelMate Spin P4 Specifications

CPUIntel Core i7-1165G7
GraphicsIntel Iris Xe
Display14” FHD IPS SlimBezel Touch Panel w/AES
Body12.7×9.2×0.7in, 3.3lbs
Ports(2) USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
(1) Thunderbolt 4
(1) HDMI
(1) Ethernet
(1) 3.5mm audio
(1) microSD
(1) nano-SIM
Storage1TB, PCIe Gen3 8 Gb/s up to 4 lanes, NVMe
RAM32GB DDR4
Battery56Wh, up to 13.5 hours
Connectivity4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0
OSWindows 10 Pro
ColorSlate Blue
PriceStarts at $999
The Acer TravelMate Spin P4 Specifications

Verdict


The Acer TravelMate Spin P4 is a great, hybrid commercial laptop. The availability of 4G LTE and Intel Iris Xe graphics as well as the process upgrade of Intel Tiger Lake processors to Spin P4 give it a significant advantage over other commercial and convertible laptops.

At the time of review, we did not have the price of the Spin P4. While the overall grade may vary depending on the price of the device, the Spin P4 scans most boxes and is one of the top contenders as a commercial laptop. The Acer TravelMate Spin P4 is simply designed, but it puts so much power under the hood that it might be worth buying for big bucks.

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