Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2021) vs Acer TravelMate Spin P4

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Review

Evaluation of Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2021) and Acer TravelMate Spin P4 important characteristics
Performance
System and application performance
Gaming
Performance in popular 3D games
Display
Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
Potential battery life in light and average use
Connectivity
Ports, webcam and other interfaces
Case
Design, materials, durability and usability
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Key Differences

What are the key differences between the notebooks
Advantages of the Apple MacBook Pro 14 (2021)
  • Higher screen refresh rate: 120 versus 60 Hz
  • Can run popular games at about 148-202% higher FPS
  • Higher number of cutting-edge USB Type-C ports: 3 versus 1
  • Around 2.3x better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test
  • Thinner bezels and 20% higher screen-to-body ratio
  • Features a bigger (~25%) battery – 70 against 56 watt-hours
  • Better webcam recording quality
  • Provides 67% higher max. screen brightness: 500 vs 300 nits
  • 62% sharper screen – 254 versus 157 pixels per inch (PPI)
  • Smaller footprint: 10% more compact case (107.1 vs 118.9 square inches)
Advantages of the Acer TravelMate Spin P4
  • Includes an old-school USB-A port
  • Easier to carry: weighs 200 grams less (around 0.44 lbs)
  • Display has support for touch input
  • User-upgradable RAM (up to 32GB) and an SSD
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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs

Case

Weight 1.6 kg (3.53 lbs) 1.4 kg (3.09 lbs)
Dimensions 312.6 x 221.2 x 15.5 mm
12.31 x 8.71 x 0.61 inches
325 x 236 x 17.9 mm
12.8 x 9.29 x 0.7 inches
Area 691 cm2 (107.2 inches2) 767 cm2 (118.9 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~84.6% ~70.4%
Side bezels 3.4 mm 7.6 mm
Colors Silver, Gray Blue
Transformer No Yes
Opening angle 135° 360°
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber No No
Number of fans 2 1
Max. fan speed (RPM) 6241 RPM -
Noise level 49.5 dB -

Display

Size 14.2 inches 14 inches
Type Mini LED IPS LCD
Refresh rate 120 Hz 60 Hz
PPI 254 ppi 157 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:10 16:9
Resolution 3024 x 1964 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels
HDR support Yes, Dolby Vision No
Touchscreen No Yes
Coating Glossy (Antireflective) Glossy
Display tests
Contrast 48900:1 844:1
sRGB color space - 58.8%
Adobe RGB profile - 41%
DCI-P3 color gamut 99.3% 39.6%
Response time 49 ms 36 ms
Max. brightness
500 nits

Battery

Capacity
Full charging time 2:30 hr -
Battery type Li-Po Li-Ion
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes Yes
Charging port position Left, Right Left
Charge power 67 / 96 W 65 W
Cable length 2 meters -
Weigh of AC adapter 274 gramm -

CPU

CPU name
Base frequency 2.0 GHz 0.9-2.4 GHz
Turbo frequency 3.2 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores 10 4
Threads 10 8
L3 Cache - 8 MB
Integrated GPU Apple M1 Pro GPU (16-core) Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EU
Fabrication process 5 nm 10 nm

Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 30 W 15 W
Type Integrated Integrated
Fabrication process 5 nm 10 nm
GPU base clock 450 MHz 300 MHz
GPU boost clock 1296 MHz 1100 MHz
FLOPS 5.2 TFLOPS 1.41 TFLOPS
Memory size System Shared System Shared
Memory type LPDDR5 DDR4
Memory bus 256 bit -
Memory speed 6.4 Gbps 0 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 2048 640
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 128 40
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 64 20
GPU performance
5.2 TFLOPS
1.41 TFLOPS

RAM

RAM size
Channels 4x4 GB 2x4 GB
Clock 6400 MHz -
Type LPDDR5 DDR4
Upgradable No Yes
Total slots - 2
Max. ram size - 32 GB

Storage

Storage size
Bus Custom PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x)
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x512 GB 1x256 GB
Upgradable No Yes
Total slots - 1
NVMe Yes Yes

Sound

Speakers 4.2 2.0
Dolby Atmos Yes -
Loudness 84.9 dB 71.7 dB
Microphones 3 2

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard v6 v6
Bluetooth v5 v5
Fingerprint Yes Yes
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1920 x 1080 1280 x 720
Ports
USB-A No 2x USB 3.2
USB Type-C 3x USB 4.0 1x USB 3.2
Thunderbolt Thunderbolt 4 Thunderbolt 4
HDMI 1x HDMI 2.0 1x HDMI 2.0
DisplayPort No No
VGA No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) No Yes
SD card reader Yes Yes
Proprietary charging port Yes Yes

Input

Keyboard
Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad No No
Backlight Yes Yes
Key travel 1 mm -
Touchpad
Size 13.2 x 8.1 cm -
Surface Glass Plastic
Windows Precision No Yes
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