Acer, the Taiwan-based company has announced their latest 11.6 inch slim and light notebook in TravelMate series, the Acer TravelMate B1. Comes with several hardware configurations to gives enough power for daily tasking and light entertainment tasking, the TravelMate B1 laptop will be release soon in Europe market with starting price around at 550 euros for high configurations or around at 400 euros for base configurations.
Like other TravelMate series, Acer TravelMate B1 comes with thin screen bezel and boasts 11.6 inch High Definition LED Backlit display with anti-glare technology and capable to produce maximum resolutions display at 1366 x 768 pixel. For detailed resolutions, you can connect the device into your external monitor or your Television through VGA or HDMI® ports. On the top of display, there is Acer Crystal Eye HD webcam with integrated digital microphone and Acer Video Conference Manager for high quality face to face video callings with your friends or collegues.
Under the hood, the TravelMate B1 will be powered by Intel Celeron B877 processor which has base clock speed of 1.4GHZ for base configurations and 1.5 GHz Intel Core i3-2377M Dual Core processor for higher models. All of model also integrated with Intel HD graphics to enhance graphics performance, 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM to gives enough power to handle multitasking and 500GB of Serial ATA Hard Drive Disk, so you can store thousand of MP3 song, video files and a lot of document.
New Acer TravelMate notebook has lightweight chassis with weighs only around at 1.88 kilograms and packed with a lithium-ion 4,400 mAh battery that provides more time working away from the main source. If you compare this laptop with other ultrabook, the Acer B1 is heavier, but this model is lighter than Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E530 325978U and other 11.6 inch tradional notebook. It’s also meet EPEAT® Gold2, RoHS/WEEE compliance, ENERGY STAR® and features Acer Backup Manager, eRecovery Manager, Acer ProShield security solution and Acer Office Manager (AOM) to protect the system and data on this device.
The rest of specifications are USB 3.0 port for vastly enhanced data transfer speeds, audio jack, microphone in, card reader slot, VGA port, HDMI port, super-fast Gigabit Ethernet for wire connections and WiFi 802.11b/g/n for fast and reliable connection to a wireless network. However, the company did not mentioned about US pricing and release date, but as soon as we get more informations about Acer TravelMate B1 laptop we will updated. thanks