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Acer TravelMate P278

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of Acer TravelMate P278. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the portability and screen are overall positive. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the keyboard. Some have doubts about the touchpad.

battery, performance, usability, screen, portability

touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer TravelMate P278 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Sebastian Bade (notebookcheck.net)

Acer TravelMate P278-MG-76L2 Notebook Review

 

Speedy business notebook. The predecessor, the TravelMate P277-MG, left us with a very favorable impression overall. Now we are taking a look at the successor, the TravelMate P278-MG-76L2. A new ULV Skylake CPU provides the processing power, while a...

good, matte display ; good keyboard ; ac WLAN ; SSD + HDD ; full utilization of the Turbo ; good battery life

touchpad takes getting used to ; keyboard has no backlight ; no maintenance cover ; battery is not easy to replace

The Acer TravelMate P278-MG-76L2 is the direct successor to the TravelMate P277-MG-7474. The changes are in the details and only affect the performance. Visually, the two notebooks look identical. The new Intel Core i7-6500U outperforms the older...

May, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:2520
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Small Business
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:43.9
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 940M
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi

Other features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x, VT-d

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:90

Processor

Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:1x4, 4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.5
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I7-6500U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series
Processor Socket:Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D1
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88194
Processor code:SR2EZ
Processor package size:42
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N
Fingerprint Reader: No

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Storage Media:HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:28.2
Height :3.17
Height (front):2.75
Height (rear):3.17
Weight:3
Width:42.3