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Acer TravelMate P6 Business laptop: 14'' FHD IPS Touch, i7-8565U, 16GB DDR4, 512GB PCIe SSD, MX250, Thunderbolt 3, Win10 Pro @ $899 + F/S

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  • Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
  • Magnesium-Lithium alloy
  • 14" 1080P IPS Touchscreen Display
  • i7-8565U 1.8 GHz (4.6 GHz Turbo, 8MB Cache)
  • 16GB DDR4 2400 MHz Ram (8GB soldered + 8GB DIMM)
  • 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD
  • Nvdia MX250 2GB GDDR5 Graphics
  • 720P HD & IR WebCam
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Fingerprint Reader
  • Dual Band 802.11ac (2x2) + Bluetooth 5.0 + Gigabit Lan
  • PORTS:
    • 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
    • 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C /w Thunderbolt 3, 5V, 3A Charging
    • 1x Micro SD Card Reader
    • 1x HDMI
    • 1x Audio Combo Jack
  • 60 Wh, 3920 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 4-cell Battery
  • 2.65 lbs
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Last Edited by Suryasis September 18, 2020 at 12:47 PM
Acer Official Spec: acer.com/ac/en/US/content/professional-model/NX.VKLAA.001
Notebookcheck Full Spec: https://www.notebookcheck.net/Ace...380.0.html

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Question is for what purpose you want to buy the Laptop? These two are targeted towards different audience.
The Acer TravelMate P614 sure make upgrading memory a breeze with its empty single RAM DIMM slot.
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Question is for what purpose you want to buy the Laptop? These two are targeted towards different audience.
Thank you for all the insight. With the upgradeable RAM slot, could you actually add a 24GB stick of RAM, or would you have to add another 16GB? Not that 32GB with this machine is bad - it's certainly more powerful than anything I could imagine using it for.

Looking more into the display to make sure I won't be disappointed compared to a MBP and several other ultrabooks I've owned, but seeing as I'm using a Toshiba R705 from 2011 upgraded with an SSD and 8GB RAM, and a homebuild with an AMD Phenom II X4 970, I think I'll be okay with this. Hopefully I'll get ~8 years from this for Microsoft Office, Internet apps, and some occasional Photoshop and statistical modeling software!

Thanks and repped either way for your explanations on this
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Before people start comparing it with Ryzen based Laptops which offer superior Processing Power than any Intel U series Processors now, just want to add couple of points.

This is Acer's premium Business Laptops and mainly concentrates on Build quality, Security, durability. This is one of the cheapest laptops to have full Magnesium alloy construct which is durable and lighter than aluminum alloy based laptops.
It also has Windows Hello and Fingerprint Reader for Security, Thunderbolt 3 for adding a huge choice of accessories, User upgradable Memory, despite having very thin and light design, below 3 lbs.
Dedicated Graphics which is still on par or slightly better than BEGA Graphics in Ryzen 7 4800U.
The Display Quality is great, it's over 300 nits and covering entire sRGB color gamut.
The review links I have provided, has all these details.
Yeah but how does fortnite run?
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I'm holding out until Suryasis post a deal for Thinkpad X1 Carbon woot
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Thank you for all the insight. With the upgradeable RAM slot, could you actually add a 24GB stick of RAM, or would you have to add another 16GB? Not that 32GB with this machine is bad - it's certainly more powerful than anything I could imagine using it for.

Looking more into the display to make sure I won't be disappointed compared to a MBP and several other ultrabooks I've owned, but seeing as I'm using a Toshiba R705 from 2011 upgraded with an SSD and 8GB RAM, and a homebuild with an AMD Phenom II X4 970, I think I'll be okay with this. Hopefully I'll get ~8 years from this for Microsoft Office, Internet apps, and some occasional Photoshop and statistical modeling software!

Thanks and repped either way for your explanations on this
Sadly 24Gb Ram module does not exist. You can add a single 32GB stick at max by replacing the 8GB user replaceable module to get total of 40GB Ram. The display is around 317 nits with 98% sRGB. For details, check the two review links mentioned in the community wiki and it will give you better idea and help you to decide if it fulfills your requirements.
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Is that on paper? Or in real life? How and when would that extra speed come into play? Aside from games?

The bigger problem is nearly all the new lptops with the new Ryzen chips are in some way crap. Whether its 8gb RAM soldered or a screen with 250 nits. Never TB3 and so on. Of course the chip matters. But so does the screen. Pardon the rant-y tone but waiting another 6 months for a decent Ryzen based machine is too long. We were promised jetpacks.
the point is, it doesn't make sense to get intel gen 8th cpu or Ryzen 3k cpu anymore due to difference in speed as well as in battery efficiency. get 10th gen or Ryzen 4k.
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the point is, it doesn't make sense to get intel gen 8th cpu or Ryzen 3k cpu anymore due to difference in speed as well as in battery efficiency. get 10th gen or Ryzen 4k.
Yes and no. It depends on needs and budget Sure 10th gen over 8 in theory. But what if you want TB3? Touch? Etc. The expandable RAM - vs soldered 8 or 16 (which is all too typical) also has value.

Put it this way, let's see this same hardware setup but with a 10th gen at even $1000. If you have that link, please share Smilie
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Yes and no. It depends on needs and budget Sure 10th gen over 8 in theory. But what if you want TB3? Touch? Etc. The expandable RAM - vs soldered 8 or 16 (which is all too typical) also has value.

Put it this way, let's see this same hardware setup but with a 10th gen at even $1000. If you have that link, please share Smilie
already linked it in previous posts...https://slickdeals.net/f/14354984-msi-prestige-14-14-4k-ips-500-nits-i7-10710u-16gb-ram-1tb-pcie-ssd-gtx-1650-mq-thunderbolt-3-win-10-pro-910-f-s
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That is posted by me and that is a completely differet category of Laptop. Just because both are 14" Laptops does not mean that target audience are same. Also, that deal was a one of a kind and went OOS within 1 hour of posting.
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You are wrong.

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LOL. Did you just pull these numbers out of your arse?
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www....i5-10210u/

Clearly shows different between 10th gen and 8th gen is 20 to 30 percent difference in speed
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That is posted by me and that is a completely differet category of Laptop. Just because both are 14" Laptops does not mean that target audience are same. Also, that deal was a one of a kind and went OOS within 1 hour of posting.
It meet all your criteria and now you say it's a different class... How different is it?

How about this https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-rog-strix-g15-15-6-gaming-laptop-intel-core-i7-8gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1650-ti-512gb-ssd-electro-punk/6408463.p?skuId=6408463
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You are wrong.


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www....i5-10210u/

Clearly shows different between 10th gen and 8th gen is 20 to 30 percent difference in speed
You should have read the review again. The 8th gen they have used is i5-8250u which is called Kaby Lake Refresh or Kaby Lake R and not Whiskey Lake CPU. You probably don't know Burt even 8th generation actually has two different version and this one is Whiskey Lake. That 20% higher one is i7-10710u which is the only 6 core U series processor from Intel and that's why faster. The difference between a quad core Whiskey Lake and 10th Zhen Comet Lake is 5% as per your review. So, what's the point debating when you did not understand your own provided reviews.
In fact the reviewers said:
The first thing to note is that this 10th-gen Comet Lake Core i5 is not far away from Intel's 8th-gen Whiskey Lake Core i7 in the i7-8565U. We're only about 4 percent behind and faster in the single-threaded test, which is impressive from a mid-range Core i5.
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It meet all your criteria and now you say it's a different class... How different is it?

How about this https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus...Id=6408463
That's a heavy gaming laptop. No compsrison exists. Looks like you're new to these computer hardware section and trying too hard. Just read a little bit more to get some idea about the modern hardware first.
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You should have read the review again. The 8th gen they have used is i5-8250u which is called Kaby Lake Refresh or Kaby Lake R and not Whiskey Lake CPU. You probably don't know Burt even 8th generation actually has two different version and this one is Whiskey Lake. That 20% higher one is i7-10710u which is the only 6 core U series processor from Intel and that's why faster. The difference between a quad core Whiskey Lake and 10th Zhen Comet Lake is 5% as per your review. So, what's the point debating when you did not understand your own provided reviews.
In fact the reviewers said:
The first thing to note is that this 10th-gen Comet Lake Core i5 is not far away from Intel's 8th-gen Whiskey Lake Core i7 in the i7-8565U. We're only about 4 percent behind and faster in the single-threaded test, which is impressive from a mid-range Core i5.
so you admit you were wrong. 10th gen is 20-30 % faster as illustrated with i7-10710u vs i7-8565u which is the direct replacement for one another.

clearly, this laptop with an 8th gen i7 performs just as fast as 10th gen i5 so its NOT a deal.
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That's a heavy gaming laptop. No compsrison exists. Looks like you're new to these computer hardware section and trying too hard. Just read a little bit more to get some idea about the modern hardware first.
whatever. you are just nitpicking.

first you said you wanted all these features at below 1k... so i found it for you with with a 144hz panel... now you say you wanted more....whats next? you only want specific brand?
whatever.
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