There are some timesaving hot keys for emailand Wi-Fi while on the underside is a port for anAcer ProDock.
The Acer TravelMate P6 has an easily luggableweight of just over 1.9kg. The main body of thelaptop is reasonably thin at 24.7mm but it'saround 46mm at the stern when you considerthe battery which deliberately juts out from theback, making the keyboard angled toward youfor more comfortable use.
It's a compact laptop but the keyboard is still adecent size with only the Enter key suffering inproportions.
The trackpad performed well with general use,two-finger scrolling and pinch zooming too, but itis a little on the small side. Two physical buttonsbelow it are separated by a fingerprint scannerfor businesspeople who want to add anotherlevel of security.
This Acer TravelMate P6 laptop is likely to setyou back a fair amount from the companyreserves. The P633-V-73528G50ikk modelsupplied to us by Acer UK does not really exist,it seems, but the nearest equivalent we couldfind costs £849 but doesn’t carry the same highspecification with Core i7, 8GB memory andlarge battery.
Since we haven't tested a model that's actuallyavailable to buy, we will have to omit our scoresfor value and overall score.
Acer TravelMate P6: Build and FeaturesEdit
The Acer TravelMate P6 offers solid buildquality with a stiff and durable chassis, althoughwe still found some weak plastic seams.
The Ivy Bridge-generation Intel Core i7-3520M isa dual-core chip but clocked higher at 2.9GHz(3.1GHz with Turbo Boost) than its quad-corecounterparts.
Accompanying this is a decent 8GB of DDR31333MHz RAM. Windows 7 Professional 64-bitedition comes pre-loaded on the 500GB harddisk.
The Acer TravelMate P6 didn't score quite ashighly as the quad-core Ivy Bridge laptopswe've seen, like the Lenovo IdeaPadZ580, but it wasn’t too far behind in ourWorldBench 6 benchmark, where it scored 145points.
There's no additional graphics processor so theAcer TravelMate P6 uses the Intel HD Graphics4000 from the Ivy Bridge chip. The laptopobviously isn't trying to impress gamers butnevertheless it will play action gamesmoderately well if you keep the detail at amoderate level.
Acer TravelMate P6: PerformanceEdit
In our benchmark tests the Acer TravelMate P6managed 31fps in FEAR. That’s the highestscore we’ve seen from an Intel integratedgraphics processor, so we were inspired to runthe even trickier Crysis test.
Here we recorded framerates of 77fps(1024x768, DirectX 9, Low detail) and 28fps(same res, DirectX 10, Medium detail).
One of the highlights of the Acer TravelMate P6is the 13.3in LCD screen. It has a resolution of1366 x 768 pixels, which gives a tighter pixeldensity than the same resolution on a 15inpanel, as is popular with budget consumerlaptops.
It can’t match the quality of the 13in MacBookAir, though, which crams in 1440 x 900pixels into a similar-sized space.
But Acer’s business machine, like most laptopsdesigned for people to actually work on, has amatt anti-glare finish, meaning reflections won’tbe the problem that they are with glossyscreens.
This screen's weaknesses are low maximumbrightness and poor viewing angles. That’s ashame for business users that ever need toshow colleagues what’s on-screen.
Ports are a typical array of VGA, HDMI, gigabitethernet, USB 3.0 times three, headphone-out,mic-in,plus an SD and Sony card reader.
There's also the slightly more rare addition of anExpressCard 34 slot, and a powered eSATA portwhich doubles as a USB 2.0 port.
The Acer TravelMate P6, as its middle namesuggests, is designed to go with you whereveryou venture. Those on the go will appreciategood battery life from a laptop – and Acerdoesn't disappoint here.
The Acer TravelMate P6 comes with a large88Wh battery which lasted an incredible 12hours