August 10, 2022

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5 Best Acer Laptops for Business

Read on to learn which Acer laptop for business is best suited to handle how you like to work.

The Acer TravelMate series offers a variety of laptops for business use, offering easy portability as well as modern CPUs and generous RAM to tackle spreadsheets, presentations, and number-crunching tasks with ease. Read on to learn which Acer laptop for business is best suited to handle how you like to work.

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Upon first glance, the Acer TravelMate Vero appears to have a solid build and conventional clamshell design not uncommon amongst business laptops in its class. The prettily speckled grey and yellow chassis and keycaps, however, contain around 30% and 50% Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) plastic (respectively), which cuts down on CO2 emissions during the manufacturing process. The packaging it comes in is recyclable as well.

The Vero “green PC” also has an Eco+ mode and VeroSense smart battery management app which allows you granular control over your battery consumption and system performance.

The Vero doesn’t skimp on specs, either, with an Intel Core i5 CPU, 16 GB RAM and Iris Xe Graphics, you could certainly handle just about any office task with ease outside of intense multimedia editing or 3D design/rendering. The Vero offers an RJ-45 ethernet port, HDMI port, 2 USB-A ports (one is USB 2.0) and 1 USB-C port as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Quick Tech Specs
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 1155G7 / 2.5 GHz
  • Graphics: Iris Xe Graphics
  • OS: Windows 11 Pro
  • Storage: 512 GB SSD
  • Display: 15.6" IPS
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Weight: 3.97 lbs
  • Battery life: ~7 hours

As you could have guessed from the name, the Acer TravelMate P2 is intended for the professionals on the move or in any work environment. This budget-friendly laptop has an all plastic, lightweight build and is quite thin at about 0.8 inches.

Optional business friendly features include a backlit keyboard and fingerprint reader for an extra layer of security. One aspect of the TravelMate P2 that really shines is the sheer variety of ports. You get an RJ-45 connector, VGA port, HDMI, 2 USB Type-A, 1 USB Type-C, an SD card reader and standard 3.5mm headphone jack, as well as a Kensington Lock Slot. In an era of ever-decreasing ports and ever-increasing need for dongles, this is a refreshing assortment.

Viewing angles are generous which makes sharing your work with coworkers easy, as well as the potential after work Netflix binge. The specs of the TravelMate P2 are ample, making this a strong multitasking machine, where you can be videoconferencing, spreadsheeting and web-surfing all at once without a single hiccup. The strong battery life should make it so you don’t have to worry if you happen to leave your charger at home.

Quick Tech Specs
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 1165G7 / 2.8 GHz
  • Graphics: Iris Xe Graphics
  • OS: Windows 11 Pro
  • Storage: 512 GB SSD
  • Display: 15.6" IPS 
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Weight: 3.97 lbs
  • Battery life: ~12 hours

The TravelMate P2 TMP214-53 is quite like the TravelMate P2 TMP215-53, the differences being screen size, weight and battery life. They are priced quite similarly, and your choice will depend on your priorities. If you’re often lugging around a big bag and want to give your back a break, plus have a little more battery life, the TMP 214-53 may be the choice for you. If you prefer the more spacious screen, like to have multiple windows open at once, and don’t mind a little extra weight, consider the TMP215-53.

The chassis is plastic and sturdy enough to withstand drops and has been through the rigors of military standard testing. Nice business features include a webcam privacy shutter along with a fingerprint scanner for an additional layer of device security.

The generous 16GB RAM and Intel Core i7 processor should make it so even the most window-happy web browsers and Excel wizards among us shouldn’t experience any slowdown. This model of TravelMate P2 features the wide selection of ports as the TMP215-53.

Overall, this is a reasonably priced, no frills, performative device meant for getting work done.

Quick Tech Specs
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 1165G7 / 2.8 GHz
  • Graphics: Iris Xe Graphics
  • OS: Windows 11 Pro
  • Storage: 512 GB SSD
  • Display: 14" IPS 
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Weight: 3.53 lbs
  • Battery life: ~13 hours

The Acer TravelMate Spin P6 has improved much since its last iteration, with a taller, 16:10 aspect ratio screen, thinner bezels, an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU and one of the lightest 2-in-1 laptops in its ultraportable class. Also offered with the device is vPro remote management support, a serious perk for the small business IT person to the enterprise IT team. Device issues can be resolved remotely, even if the device is off and the OS is unresponsive.

Not only is this device ultraportable, but the specs pack a punch. You shouldn’t encounter any issues with business apps and should also be able to handle modest audio-, graphic-, or video-editing tasks. Characteristic of other Acer business laptops, it comes with a plethora of ports, including 2 USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 2, a USB-A port for your older devices, an HDMI port, a 3.5mm headphone jack/audio out, a microSD slot and Kensington lock slot.

For remote workers, the TravelMate Spin P6 provides high-fidelity audio out of its upward-facing speakers. It has dual mics to pick up biaural sound and noise-cancelling technology to minimize any distractions around you, as well as a slider to cover the webcam once the meeting ends.   

Quick Tech Specs
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 1165G7 / 2.8 GHz
  • Graphics: Iris Xe Graphics
  • OS: Windows 11 Pro
  • Storage: 512 GB SSD
  • Display: 14" IPS FHD+
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1200 (16:10)
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Weight: 2.43 lbs
  • Battery life: ~12 hours

With similarly strong specs and available ports to the Acer TravelMate laptops previously mentioned, one of the differentiators of the TravelMate P4 has 360-degree hinges offering the flexibility to set up the display in a variety of configurations, depending on how you wish to use the device. Use as a tablet to draw, easily share visuals with colleagues or set up like a tent to take a YouTube break in your downtime.

Not only is the TravelMate built for performance, it’s also built for endure the rigors of the road. The TravelMate P4 chassis consists of a semi-metal lid and base of sturdy magnesium. It is up to MIL-STD 810-H standards and made to withstand drops from a distance, as well as extreme temperatures and shock. The display consists of Gorilla Glass and is scratch- and crack-resistant.

The TravelMate P4 also has device security features, including a fingerprint reader, a physical webcam shutter and the GoTrust ID authentication app which allows you to authenticate via your smartphone, especially useful for small businesses that may not have their own authentication app.

Quick Tech Specs
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 1165G7 / 2.8 GHz
  • Graphics: Iris Xe Graphics
  • OS: Windows 11 Pro
  • Storage: 512 GB SSD
  • Display: 14” IPS
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Weight: 3.09
  • Battery life: ~10 hours

Summary

Each of these 5 Acer laptops for business will make an excellent business companion as well as one fewer headache for IT teams. Looking to purchase, deploy and protect a fleet of Acer laptops? CDW offers a variety of configuration services for laptops, including imaging, provisioning, asset tagging, and much more. Want to browse more Acer laptops? Shop now and find exactly what you need right here on CDW.com