– Core i5
– Windows 8 Pro
– 14″ anti-glare screen
– HDR webcam
– Backlit keyboard
– 1.57kg in weight
– Up to 8 hours battery life
The TravelMate P6 series is a light but hardy notebook that was designed around the needs of business people looking for a laptop that is robust, secure and powerful. It has a carbon fibre cover, a Magnesium-Aluminium frame and a metal alloy hinge ensuring it is strong and robust for any user. The Core i5 processor with Windows 8 Pro ensures it has all the power needed to get the job done.
The TravelMate is much the same as any other Windows-based laptop. It has a slim tile keyboard, a multi-touch touchpad, ports of various kinds and sizes and a simple user interface. For its size, this laptop is packed with 3 USB ports, 1 HDMI port, 1 ethernet port, 1 VGA port, 1 SD card slot, and separate jacks for headphones and microphones.
The touchpad has dedicated left click and right click buttons as well as a fingerprint reader placed between. The dedicated buttons make it easier to select what you want, how you want, when you want. By positioning your finger on the very right part of the touchpad, you can use your fingertip as a scroller removing the need to click endlessly on the scroller within a programme.
The black keyboard is is backlit and spill-resistant. The keys are well-spaced and are quite shallow so you don’t have to press hard when typing. On the right side of the keyboard are keys for Home, Page Up, Page Down and End which make it easy to navigate the web or use in conjunction with Outlook, Word or Excel.
As with most laptops, the TravelMate allows you to choose between a Balanced power plan and a Power Saver power plan. The power plan can help you maximise performance or conserve energy. So if you’re working solely on battery power, choosing Power Saver will help make your battery life last longer.
The TravelMate is the ideal notebook for any business person. You will be hard-pressed to find a well-priced laptop that is lightweight, has a phenomenal battery life, has a sleek, no-fuss design, and the processing power to keep up with you and your business requirements.
– Lightweight and easy to carry
– Backlit keyboard
– After hours of working off my lap, the laptop did not overheat or burn my legs.
– Fingerprint marks on the lid after a lot of use
Score: 8 out of 10