Acer TravelMate P236 - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 256GB SSD
RAM
up to 4GB
OS
Windows 7 Professional
Battery
3315 mAh, Li-Ion, 4-cell
Dimensions
327 x 228 x 19.65 mm (12.87" x 8.98" x 0.77")
Weight
1.50 kg (3.3 lbs)
Body material
Aluminum, Plastic
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-A 2.0
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • DVI
  • Card reader SD
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi 802.11n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Audio jack headphone/microphone
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Speakers
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

All Acer TravelMate P236 configurations

 

Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

Acer TravelMate P236 in-depth review

Acer is offering a really big range of devices and in most cases, with much lower prices than some of its competitors. Acer has been selling the TravelMate series notebooks for quite some time and their most distinctive feature is the compact and durable design, despite the low price tag. In this review, we are going to take a deep look at the TravelMate P236 laptop, which is equipped with the new Intel Core i5-5200U processor, part of the Broadwell family. The SoC comes with Intel HD 5500 integ[...]

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Pros

  • Great battery life
  • Premium design, despite the price range
  • Good overall performance
  • Great keyboard
  • Excellent cooling system
  • Ligthweight and compact

Cons

  • PWM is present under 35% and poor viewing angles due to the TN panel
  • Touchpad could be better
  • Impractical port placement

 

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