PC brand Acer has announced the latest addition to its TravelMate P6 series, the P6 and the Spin P6, a line of Windows 10 Pro notebooks engineered for professionals who frequently work on the road. As per Acer, these notebooks are built to survive life on the go — and now include a convertible option with a Corning Gorilla Glass touch display that can be rotated 360 degrees for use in presentation, tablet, notebook and tent modes. They also sport a dockable Acer Active Stylus that works with Windows Ink for capturing notes and drawing. In addition, new traditional clamshell models have been refreshed with up to 11th Gen Intel Core i7 vPro processors and facilitate collaboration by leveraging a 180-degree hinge design that allows the devices to lay flat for easier content sharing.
The Acer TravelMate P6 (TMP614-52) will be available in North America in December, starting at $1,299.99; in EMEA in September, starting at EUR 999; and in China in August, starting at RMB 6,999.
The Acer TravelMate Spin P6 (TMP614RN-52) will be available in North America in December, starting at $ 1,399; in EMEA in October, starting at EUR 1,199; and in China in August, starting at RMB 7,499.
Acer TravelMate P6 and Spin P6: Features
The notebook features a 14-inch, 16:10 FHD+ (1920 x 1200) display with narrow bezels, an IPS panel with 100% sRGB colour gamut coverage delivers accurate colour at up to 170-degree viewing angles—additionally, viewing angles can be limited to 90 degrees by enabling the built-in Acer PrivacyPanel. A Corning Gorilla Glass touchpad is meant to support precise gesture control. Measuring 0.6 inches (16.8 mm), the TravelMate Spin P6 (TMP614-52) and TravelMate P6 (TMP614RN-52) start from just 2.2 pounds (1.0 kg) and 2.4 pounds (1.1 kg), respectively. The chassis is composed of a magnesium-aluminium alloy, which is claimed to be stronger and lighter than standard aluminium alloys of the same thickness.
The latest TravelMate P6 models come with the latest 11th Gen Intel Core i7 vPro processors and up to 32 GB DDR4x memory. From there, a 1 TB PCIe Gen3 x4 SSD using NVMe technology lets users keep all of their work in one place.
With a claimed battery life of up to 20 hours on the TravelMate P6, professionals can work throughout the day without having to plug in or recharge—and when the time comes, fast charging can boost the battery up to 80% within an hour, claims Acer.
All new models have dual speakers to aid video conferencing, while a four-mic array is claimed to pick up vocals from up to 6.5 feet away. The laptops come with a built-in smart amplifier.
Compliant with MIL-STD 810H US military grade standards, the TravelMate P6 series can survive the bumps of airport security, accidental drops and other mishaps, claims the laptop maker.