Acer has launched a new lightweight Windows 8.1 laptop, the TravelMate B115. The B115 features an 11.6″ 1366×768 screen with 10-point touch. It’s powered by a Intel Celeron CPU and gives you 500GB of storage and 4GB of memory that’s expandable to 8GB. It features 802.11N Wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, and a USB 3.0 port for high speed I/O. The TravelMate also has security software that is business and education friendly.
You can pick up your own for $379 later in November.
Acer TravelMate B115; Affordable Portability with Touch
Slim and powerful with long battery life, a great match for students
- 11.6-inch HD (1366 x 768) display supports 10-point multi-touch for making the most of Microsoft Windows 8.1
- Offers up to 10 hours(1) of battery life for a full day in the classroom without having to recharge
- ComfyView display eliminates glare, so users can enjoy the notebook outdoors even in sunlight
- Less than one-inch thin and just three pounds, it easily fits into backpacks and messenger bags
- Powerful security and management software enabling educators and IT managers to safeguard valuable data and oversee IT assets remotely
- Affordable with an estimated selling price of $379.99 USD and $439 CAD(2)
SAN JOSE, Calif, (Nov. 19, 2014) – Slim and powerful with long battery life, Acer America today announced the availability of the new TravelMate B115 notebook PC for customers in the United States and Canada. Thin and affordable with 10-point multi-touch support, this model is perfect for commercial customers, particularly those in education who will appreciate its full feature set, thin and light design, and great price.
“Thanks to its compact size combined with a full-size keyboard, the 11.6-inch notebook is popular with students and teachers alike,” said Sumit Agnihotry, Acer vice president – product marketing. “The TravelMate B115 provides long battery life, ample power and multi-touch to give students and educators everything they need to be productive in and out of the classroom. Plus, IT managers will appreciate the powerful security and manageability suite of tools for safeguarding data and managing assets remotely.”
Offering up to 10 hours(1) of battery life, the TravelMate B115 provides up to a full day of computing, a significant benefit for users in education, since classrooms often have few outlets available. This model provides solid performance with an Intel® Celeron™ N2940 processor, 500GB(3) storage and 4GB of RAM expandable to 8GB. It’s also pre-loaded with Microsoft Windows® 8.1.
The TravelMate B115 delivers crisp images and superb presentations via an 11.6-inch Acer ComfyView LCD LED backlit display with a HD (1366×768) resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio. The display’s “ComfyView” anti-glare matte surface reduces mirror-like reflections and improves viewing in bright light.
Ultra-slim at just under one inch thin and three pounds, the TravelMate B115 easily fits in student’s backpacks and messenger bags. Despite its compact size, it has a full-size keyboard with large keys enabling comfortable typing.
It also offers 10-point multi-touch for taking full advantage of the intuitive touch functionality of the Windows 8.1 operating system, an advantage when working with online text books, maps, photos and presentations. In addition, the integrated Precision Touchpad supports two-finger scrolling and pinching, swiping across charms and application commands.
The TravelMate B115 attaches to external displays via HDMI and connects to networks via Intel® Centrino© Advanced –N 7260. It’s also compatible with a wide range of peripherals and digital devices via Bluetooth© 4.0, a fast USB 3.0 port and two USB 2.0 ports. The high-def webcam (1280 x 780) with 720p audio/video recording and a built-in microphone provide high-quality video conferencing for continuing the learning process outside the classroom.
Excellent Security and Manageability
The Acer TravelMate B115 comes with powerful security and management software enabling educators and IT managers to safeguard valuable data and oversee IT assets remotely. Acer ProShield Manager is a practical suite of security and management tools within a single unified interface. Acer ProShield prevents unauthorized access while protecting valuable assets and data integrity. Featuring pre-boot authentication, it protects the notebook from the BIOS level all the way to the application level. Users can create a Personal Secure Drive (PSD) to seamlessly store and encrypt all critical files, ensuring that if the notebook is lost or stolen, the data can’t be accessed. In addition, a File Shredder utility lets users permanently remove unwanted files or folders beyond recovery.
Acer Backup provides another layer of security by backing up valuable data, media and other digital assets, while Acer eRecovery Manager enables on-demand recovery. The TravelMate B115 also comes with Acer Office Manager, a manageability solution, which allows IT managers to deploy security policies, monitor IT assets, and schedule maintenance tasks in one simple application.
Acer professional notebooks are submitted to a series of reliability tests. They’re also Energy Star® qualified, ensuring energy savings.
Pricing, Availability & Warranty
The Acer TravelMate B115 will be available this month in the United States and Canada from authorized Acer resellers with estimated selling prices starting at $379 USD and at $439 CAD.(2)
It’s backed by professional, high-quality technical support and a two-year warranty, which can be extended to three years of Acer Advantage service.(4) Acer’s online community at community.acer.com provides customers discussion forums, answers to frequently asked questions and the opportunity to share ideas for new and enhanced services and products.
Established in 1976, Acer is a hardware + software + services company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale and support of innovative products that enhance people’s lives. Acer’s product offering includes PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets and smartphones — tools our customers need to explore beyond limits and experience more. Acer employs 7,400 people and ranks No. 4 for total PCs globally.(5) Revenues for 2013 reached US$12.02 billion. Please visit www.acer.com for more information.