Acer TravelMate P278 TMP278-MG-52D8-US

Acer TravelMate P278 TMP278-MG-52D8-US NX.VBRAA.001

Description

Intel Core i5-6200U 2.3 GHz, 17.3", 1600 x 900, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce 940M, Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit / Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit, 6.6 lbs.
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Gaming Performance

Price from $724.53 (see 1 offer below)

Benchmarks / ratings

CPU Benchmark:73
GPU Benchmark:69
User ratings:85
Popularity score:88

Verdict

  • Fast processor suitable for demanding tasks.
  • Mid-Range graphics card, suitable for modern 3D games at medium detail settings.
  • Good value for the money (but even better alternatives exist, see below)
Shopineer score:76/ 100

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CPU Benchmark73better74better74better7873
GPU Benchmark6969better79worse59worse
Value for Money66better70worse54better92better96
Popularity88better97better98better93better91
Rating85worseworseworseworse
Shopineer score76better80worse73better88better88
Price$724.53worse$749.99worse$789.00better$719.00better$706.98
Theoretical Price
(based on other laptops with similar specs)
$771.00$825.00$743.00$1029.00$1229.00
Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro 64-Bit / Windows 7 Professional 64-BitWindows 10 Home 64-BitWindows 10 Home 64-BitWindows 10 Pro 64-BitWindows 7 Pro 64-bit with Windows 10 Pro 64-bit License
BrandAcerAcerASUSHPHP
Screen17.3"17.3"17.3"17.3"17.3"
Display TypeHD+
Resolution1600 x 900better1920 x 1080better1920 x 10801600 x 9001600 x 900
LCD FeaturesLED backlight & Acer ComfyView TechnologyIPS MatteHD+ anti-glare LED-backlitLED-backlit HD, Anti-glare
TouchscreenNoNoNo
ProcessorIntel Core i5-6200U 2.3 GHzbetterIntel Core i7-5500U 2.4 GHzbetterIntel Core i7-5500U 2.4 GHzbetterIntel Core i5-7200U 2.5 GHzIntel Core i5-6200U 2.3 GHz
Cores22222
Base Frequency2.3 GHzbetter2.4 GHzbetter2.4 GHzbetter2.5 GHz2.3 GHz
Boost Frequency2.8 GHzbetter3.1 GHz2.8 GHz
Memory8 GB8 GB8 GB8 GB8 GB
Max Memory Supported16 GB16 GBworse8 GB
Memory SpeedDDR3L 1600DDR4 2133DDR3 1600
HDD1 TB1 TB1 TBworse500 GBworse500 GB
HDD RPM5400 RPM5400 RPM5400 RPMbetter7200 RPM5400 RPM
SSD
Optical DriveDVD Super MultiDVD±R/RWDVD Super MultiDVD Super Multi DL Drive
WebcamYesHD Webcam (1280 x 720)Yes720p HD webcam720p HD Webcam
Battery4-cell lithium ion4-cell lithium ion, 2520 mAh37WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion Battery Pack3-cell, 48 Wh Long Life Li-ion4-cell 44 WHr Battery
Battery Life4.5 hours4.5 hours4 hours
Graphics TypeDedicated CardDedicated CardDedicated CardIntegrated CardDedicated Card
Graphics CardNVIDIA GeForce 940MNVIDIA GeForce 940MbetterGeForce GTX 950MworseIntel HD Graphics 620worseAMD Radeon R7 Graphics
Video Memory2 GBbetter4 GB2 GBworse1 GB
CommunicationGigabit LAN and WLANGigabit LAN and WLANGigabit LAN and WLAN
WLANIntel Dual Band Wireless-N 7265 802.11ac WLAN802.11ac Wireless LAN802.11ac Wireless LANIntel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2x2) WiFiBroadcom 943228 802.11 a/b/g/n (2 x 2)
ColorBlackCharcoal GrayDark Gray
Weight6.6 lbs.worse6.61 lbs.better6.17 lbs.better5.79 lbs.worse7.1 lbs.

Estimated Gaming Performance (FPS)

Here is the estimated gaming performance based on similar computers with the same graphics card. It is indicated as FPS (frames per second). Above 40 FPS is considered to be fluent gameplay (marked in green).
Game Low Medium High Ultra
Alan Wake412414
Anno 140432965
Anno 2070119613821
Anno 22054222104
ArmA 221
Ashes of the Singularity19109
Assassin's Creed Syndicate2621136
Assassin's Creed Unity2817118
Assassin´s Creed III232210
Battlefield 150311513
Battlefield 380463513
Battlefield 461402812
Battlefield Hardline59461811
BioShock Infinite90514214
Borderlands 2127644529
Call of Duty 4 - Modern Warfare300201148
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare3833199
Call of Juarez Benchmark86
Civilization 56318
Civilization VI4627145
CoD Modern Warfare 22131099260
Company of Heroes 23526166
Counter-Strike Source123
Crysis - CPU Benchmark144873921
Crysis - GPU Benchmark122924221
Crysis 2103977626
Crysis 33925187
Crysis Warhead27
Darksiders II6939
Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising95625236
Dead Space 3157816350
Deus Ex Human Revolution985335
Deus Ex Mankind Divided201593
Diablo III1551068954
Dirt 360564116
Dirt Rally146462412
Dirt Showdown82615023
Dishonored 2201885
Dishonored77585027
Doom 3206
Doom4032177
Dota 2 Reborn80604945
Dota 2967836
Evolve35251412
F.E.A.R. 270626211464
F1 2011138998540
F1 2012119948050
F1 201397766841
F1 2014101775129
FIFA 16985936
FIFA 1795854342
Fallout 43622129
Far Cry 214410948
Far Cry 35747278
Far Cry 444311413
Far Cry Primal29131210
Farming Simulator 17112803422
Fifa 11507340264164
Fifa 12380292235154
Fifa 13391229201156
Fifa 14485288286170
Fifa 15957247
GRID 2106415720
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto13815539
GTA V6455157
Guild Wars 2713314
Half Life 2 - Lost Coast Benchmark252
Hitman 20163325107
Just Cause 229
Just Cause 341331716
Left 4 Dead292107
Mad Max412017
Mafia 270514132
Mafia 3171010
Mass Effect 3565137
Max Payne 349472517
Metal Gear Solid V60421612
Metro 2033124853714
Mirror's Edge Catalyst48291210
Need for Speed 201635291613
Need for Speed Shift1121039157
No Man's Sky2722143
Overwatch79552515
Quake 462
Rainbow Six Siege55352014
Resident Evil 514511169
Rise of the Tomb Raider2719118
Risen140805637
Saints Row IV60491711
SimCity69292515
Sims 3723199116
Sims 4167783932
Sleeping Dogs8744318
Star Wars Battlefront50301312
StarCraft 2152977937
Supreme Commander - FA Bench84736846
The Crew4032169
The Division3425108
The Elder Scrolls Online63493720
The Evil Within382716
The Secret World58493715
The Witcher 33119106
Thief38242010
Titanfall 262441816
Titanfall60493922
Tomb Raider130623417
Torchlight 2174120112
Trackmania Nations Forever1988155
Watch Dogs 2312575
Watch Dogs443096
World in Conflict - Benchmark134584832
World of Tanks v8124705423
World of Warcraft2122286226
World of Warships117853924
X-Plane 10.2581422211
XCOM 2301273