New large format notebook with a choice of Windows 7 Professional and Windows 10 Pro, the Acer TravelMate P278-M-358N is displayed less than 600 euros . professional facing, this model designed for common use is equipped with a Core i3 low consumption Skylake and a hard drive of 500 GB processor.

Features Acer TravelMate P278-M-358N

Dalle 17.3 ” WXGA ++ LED (1600×900, matte / anti-glare)
Processor Intel Core i3-6100U Skylake (2.3 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)
installed RAM (max) 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3 (8 GB) 2 slots (1 free)
Storage Area 500 GB 5400 rpm / min
Map (s) graphic (s) Intel HD integrated processor 520
Optical drive DVD Burner
Audio System 2 Speakers
Webcam Yes, 1.3 megapixels with microphone
Network Wi-Fi ac / b / g / n + Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth 4.0
Card Reader SD / MMC / MS / MS PRO / xD
Output (s) video HDMI, VGA
Fingerprint Reader
Input (s) / Output (s) Headset, Microphone
USB 2 + 2 USB 2.0 USB 3.0
Operating System Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Battery 2520mAh Li-Ion4 cells
Autonomy announced
Size (mm) 423 x 289.9 x 27.5-31.65
Weight 3.0 Kg
Guarantee 1 year
Other chicletavec keypad keyboard, multi-touch touchpad
software Acer Applications; Opportunity to spend free Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

With its matte black finish, it sports a look that is both discreet and professional.


The Acer TravelMate P278-M-358N is a 17-inch laptop designed for professional everyday use.

It indeed offers a choice between 2 Pro systems more complete than their conventional declination through their tools driven security and network management. Windows 7 Pro is installed by default and those who wish can free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro with the included license.

Other pro attention to the anti-reflective screen. It is indeed more relaxing for the eyes in the long run than the brilliant but is more readable in bright environment. The screen adopts for the rest of conventional specifications, namely a definition of 1600×900 and a 16 / 9th format suitable well to playing videos.

Although it is deadlocked on a dedicated GPU, this computer can of course view photos and videos, thanks to the Intel HD graphics solution 520 integrated within the processor.

The latter, a Core i3-6100U low-consumption recent Skylake, shows its limits under demanding software CPU resources. Combined with 4GB of RAM, it delivers correct benefits in current use and multitasking too pushed.

The storage is the weak point of this configuration. Classic, it is entrusted to a 500 GB hard drive can accommodate a lot of files and software.

As for the integrated connection, it is correct, composed of HDMI and VGA video outputs practices if we want easily connect the PC to a TV, for example, supplying wireless modules Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.0 for connections and remote communications, Ethernet and audio ports, or 4 USB all compatible with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, USB 3.0 ensures transfers taking place faster than USB 2.0 when USB 3.0 devices are connected above.


The Acer TravelMate P278-M-358N is currently available for less than 600 euros LDLC and GrosBill . It is positioned in the middle of its class to our price comparison .