If you’re a student that is constantly on the move and looking for a new Ivy Bridge laptop running Windows 8 Pro, then you might want to consider the Acer TravelMate B113. Before we explain the specs it is worth pointing out that some retailers might sell this laptop running Windows 7 Pro, but then offer you a free upgrade direct from Microsoft to Windows 8 Pro.
Acer make no bones about the fact that they have designed and built this laptop primarily for the student market and have included many positive features that make this laptop a great choice for high school and college use. One of the first features worth noting is the compact size of the unit, designed to easily fit in students backpacks and weighing in at just under 3 pounds makes the laptop easily transportable. Battery life for the TravelMate B113 is around 7 hours making it ideal for the average school day.
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The 11.6-inch LCD display is LED backlit and has HD resolution with a 16.9 aspect ratio. The display also has Acer’s ComfyView feature that’s an anti-glare matte surface, which reduces reflections and has improved viewing in bright conditions. With WiFi, Bluetooth and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, the TravelMate is an obvious choice for use in the classroom making it easy to access and share documents between students and teachers. This is a feature Acer are heavily promoting to students, which they hope will make school life much easier and productive with real time sharing.
Acer’s TravelMate B113 has a built-in HD webcam and microphone that makes this portable laptop perfect for video conferencing, which is ideal for distance learning as well as classroom use. To understand more about the TravelMate B113 performance, security, and eco-compliance you should see the full press release via this article.
If you’re a student, do you see the Acer TravelMate B113 as your next portable computer? The price is certainly at the right level for most students at just under $400 in the US, and just short of $370 in Canada.