Acer Launches The $399 TravelMate B113 Notebook

Acer has released a new TravelMate series Notebook for the United States and Canadian markets. The new TravelMate B113 Notebook is a student oriented device with a price tag of just $399, with modest specifications.

The TravelMate B113 Notebook is available in both Windows 8 and Windows 7 versions and powering the device is 3rd Gen Ivy Bridge Intel Core i3 processor. The TravelMate B113 comes with 4GB of DDR3 RAM as standard, which can be upgraded up to 8GB. The Notebook also supports up to 500GB of SATA HDD storage.

The TravelMate B113 sports a 11.6 inch screen featuring Acer ComfyView LCD LED backlit display, with a resolution of 1366X768 and an aspect ratio of 16:9. The “ComfyView” is a matte finish display surface that reduces glare and mirror like reflection.

In terms of size, the Notebook is 1 inch thick and weighs around 3 pounds. Not exactly ultrabook slim, but a good dimension for the price. However, the battery life is in Ultrabook range. Acer claims the six-cell battery will last for more than 7 hours, making it an ideal Notebook for use in classrooms.

Connectivity wise the Notebook provides Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi and Bluetooth and built in microphone and high-def webcam for video conferencing.

In terms of data safety the Acer TravelMate B113 Notebook comes with Personal Secure Drive (PSD) feature, Acer ProShield with pre-boot authentication, File Shredder utility and Acer eRecovery Manager.

“Acer has had great success with the 11.6-inch form factor in the education market because their compact size is ideal in a classroom setting, even for the youngest of students,” said Michael O’Beirne, Acer senior director, commercial product marketing. “The TravelMate B113 notebook is an important addition to our notebook portfolio, as it combines everything educators and students need, including exceptional performance, durability and reliability for a best-in-class mobile experience.”


Via: Engadget

One Reply to “Acer Launches The $399 TravelMate B113 Notebook”

  1. I recently ordered the Acer 11.6″
    TravelMate B TMB113-M-6889, due to the fact that it seemed well-suited
    to my needs as a student, with its light weight form-factor. However, I
    recently found out about the ThinkPad X131e, and am consequently
    wondering whether the Lenovo would in fact, be a wiser purchase. If
    anyone has had any experience with both models, I would appreciate
    feedback, on which they prefer. My main considerations are weight (the
    Lenovo is slightly heavier?), durability (the Lenovo would likely come
    out ahead in this department, although the Acer is likely reasonably
    sturdy), build quality (the Lenovo would likely come out ahead in this
    department, in terms of keyboard quality), and display quality, in terms
    of brightness, vividness of color, while keeping reflections to a

    Basically, I think that I have made the right decision with the Acer,
    as it is slightly lighter, and durability should not be a very major
    factor, as I am an adult, and am not likely to be as rough on it as a
    k-12 student would be.

    Beyond these considerations, is there anything else that make one laptop better for a college student than the other?

    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. I thank everyone in advance for their replies.

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