Acer TravelMate P4: The Best Working Laptop for the On-the-Go Professional

edited May 28 in PC Tech

Mobile professionals need a traveling business laptop that supports their diverse needs. Whether you’re traveling internationally for business, or simply taking the train to work and meeting clients locally, a lightweight, durable and portable laptop can help you to get the job done. Today we’re going to introduce the Acer TravelMate P4, a computer we think is the best business travel laptop. This is a built to last, high performance working laptop from the Acer TravelMate range, available in both 14 and 16-inch display sizes. Before we take the TravelMate P4 for a test drive, let’s consider some of the features you might want to look for in a traveling business laptop.

Features to consider in a mobile business laptop

There are more business laptops on the market today than ever before, and the sheer volume of choices can sometimes seem overwhelming. To simplify things a bit, we’ve done some of the hard work for you, and gathered a few desirable features to look for in a business laptop that will maximize your productivity and give you long-term value, no matter what industry you work in. For an in-depth look, here’s an article covering the features your business laptop needs in 2024. We’ll briefly cover the gist of some of these features below. 

Portability is one of the defining features of a good laptop. Balancing power, screen size and battery life can be tricky, but if you’re traveling regularly, you don’t want a brick of a computer to haul around, so opt for a weight that you’re comfortable carrying all day long. Different working styles require different laptops. A digital nomad may require a traveling laptop that prioritizes flexibility and connectivity, while a remote bank employee might require enhanced security features. If you’re looking for the perfect laptop for your SMB (small and medium sized business) employees, careful research can help you to find a laptop that unlocks your employees’ productivity.

Selecting a mobile working laptop with a decent battery life is going to make or break your relationship with said device. Staying productive while on-the-go demands a laptop battery that can handle 8-10 hours of use before charging. Let’s not forget the screen: a high resolution screen that has anti-glare features and adaptive brightness levels will help you get your work done without damaging your eyes. While port technology seems to be in a constant state of evolution, ensuring that your business laptop has USB, HDMI, VGA, and Ethernet ports will ensure seamless connectivity. Finally, let’s not forget computing and storage power, as a faster computer = improved productivity. Selecting a business laptop with at least an 11th Gen processor, as well as ample SSD storage will keep your business computing agile and future-ready.

A closer look at the Acer TravelMate P4

Now that we’ve covered the features to consider when looking for a mobile business laptop, let’s take a look at the Acer TravelMate P4. Delivering on-the-go performance thanks to the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ or AMD Ryzen™ 7 PRO processors, this is a lightweight laptop that wants to work. Available in Slate Blue, there are currently 9 different models in the TravelMate P4 family. We’re going to focus on the TravelMate P4 Laptop - TMP416-51-53S6, a 16-inch model that can be yours today for $1,099.99. Here’s the tech specs:

  • Operating System: Windows 11 Pro 64-bit 
  • Processor:  Intel® Core™ i5-1240P processor Dodeca-core 1.70 GHz 
  • Graphics: Intel® Iris Xe Graphics 
  • Display: 16” WUXGA (1920 x 1200) 16:10 60Hz 
  • Standard Memory: 16 GB  
  • Maximum Memory: 32 GB 
  • Number of Memory Slots: 2 (microSD) 
  • Storage: 512 GB 
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi 6E AX211, Bluetooth 5.1  
  • Built in Devices: Stereo speaker x 2  
  • Webcam: 1920 x 1080 
  • Interfaces/Ports: 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Ports (USB Type-C), 1 x HDMI 2.1 port 
  • Input: Backlit keyboard, TouchPad 
  • Battery: Li-Ion 65 Wh 
  • Battery Life: Up to 9 hours per charge 
  • Dimensions: 14.1 x 9.9 x 0.78 inches 
  • Weight (Approx): 3.70 lb

The mobile computing experience, refined

While the tech-specs speak for themselves, we’d like to highlight the highly refined user experience that this laptop offers. From the business ready aluminum-magnesium slate blue chassis, to the thin bezels and IPS anti-glare display, this laptop exudes professionalism. The extra-large touchpad and keyboard with a numpad (on 16-inch models) combined with bigger keycaps, quieter key presses, and a 1.55mm travel distance, provide an unrivaled user experience so you can get on with your work.

Lightweight, sustainable, and powerful

Weighing  just 3.70 lb, and with a front height of 0.73-inches, the TravelMate P4 is the definition of portable professional computing power. Featuring Windows 11 Pro, and an Intel® Core™ i5-1240P processor Dodeca-core 1.70 GHz, this laptop can easily handle all of your multitasking business needs. This powerful performance is backed up by PCIe v4.0 SSD storage, and up to 9 hours run time per charge. All of this computing power may not cost us the earth quite yet, as the TravelMate P4 16-inch model is EPEAT Gold compliant and TCO 9 certified, using 37.7% post-consumer recycled plastic, as well as 100% recycled packaging materials.  

Secure and built to last

Whatever business you’re in, keeping your company and client data safe should be high up your list of priorities. The TravelMate P4 is a Microsoft Secured-core PC, that delivers the most up-to-date, advanced security, right down to the firmware level. On top of this, it features discrete TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 2.0, a fingerprint reader, support for Windows Hello secure login, and an IR camera with privacy shutter. They say you can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs, and sometimes those eggs might break near, or even on your trusty laptop. Fear not, for the TravelMate P4 is military-grade (MIL-STD-810H) certified, and also has a spill-resistant keyboard, reinforced IO ports and a scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass touchpad.

Ruthless connectivity

In the fast-moving world of business, hybrid and remote work models are the new norm. With high quality video conferencing technology, the business meeting experience need not be sacrificed. The TravelMate P4 is equipped with a 1920 x 1080 webcam, and two upward facing speakers featuring distortion-free sounds of DTS® Audio. This is complemented by a dual microphone array with AI-powered noise‑reduction technology, and a physical mute button. Wi-Fi 6E and an array of ports further ensure that wherever you are, you can stay connected and productive.

The takeaway

We hope that you’ve enjoyed our discussion of Acer’s TravelMate P4, the best working laptop for on-the-go professionals. The refined user-experience delivered by the TravelMate P4 ensures mobile productivity, while staying connected via the latest port and webcam technology. Whatever line of work you’re in, the TravelMate P4 provides a lightweight, powerful, and built to last mobile computing solution. Featuring all-day battery life, as well as Microsoft Secured-core PC security, and unrivaled connectivity, this is a business laptop that’s ready to get the job done.

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Edmund is an English copywriter based in New Taipei City, Taiwan. He is a widely published writer and translator with two decades of experience in the field of bridging linguistic and cultural gaps between Chinese and English.


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