Acer's TravelMate B113 Notebook Series: The Perfect Everyday

Acer's TravelMate B113 Notebook Series: The Perfect Everyday Learning
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Slender, Robust and Ideal for Education Environments, the TravelMate
B113 Is Now Available for U.S. and Canadian Customers With Windows 8
Pro and Windows 7 Operating Systems 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/03/12 --  
Editor's Summary: 


 
--  Ultra-slim at one-inch thin and just 3 pounds light, the TravelMate
    B113 easily fits students' backpacks without adding excess weight.
--  Full-featured TravelMate notebooks outfitted with up to the latest
    "Ivy Bridge" 3rd Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 processors and
    Windows 8 Pro and Windows 7 Professional operating systems.
--  The TravelMate B113 allows students to create and share content with
    friends and schoolmates, even in real time.

  
Thin and light with long battery life, Acer America today announced
availability of the new TravelMate B113 notebook PC for U.S. and
Canadian customers. An ideal solution for institutional customers,
the TravelMate B113 meets all the needs for productivity,
communication and mobility needed in today's e-learning environment.  
"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." 
Fast, Efficient and Reliable Notebook Performance 
 The TravelMate
B113 notebook allows students to create and share content with
friends and schoolmates, even in real time. Perfect for both
beginners and advanced users, it provides basic functionality and
ease of use. With its six-cell battery, the TravelMate B113 can
achieve more than seven hours of battery life(1), avoiding the need
for recharging in the classroom where only a few outlets may be
available. 
Powered by up to a third-generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 processor,
the TravelMate B113 notebooks ensure smart performance that adapts to
students' needs. The TravelMate B113 packs up to 4GB of DDR3 memory
and is upg
radeable to 8GB. It provides plenty of space to store and
manage important documents and media thanks to a spacious SATA hard
disk with up to 500GB of capacity(2).  
The TravelMate B113 allows teachers and students to view crisp images
and deliver superb presentations via the notebook's 11.6-inch Acer
ComfyView LCD LED backlit display with HD (1366x768) resolution and a
16:9 aspect ratio. The "ComfyView" display has an anti-glare matte
surface, which reduces mirror-like reflections and improves viewing
in bright light.  
Ultra-slim at one-inch thin and just 3 pounds light, the TravelMate
B113 is extremely manageable and easily fits students' backpacks
without adding excess weight. Despite its small size, this notebook
has a keyboard with large keys that make typing more comfortable.  
The TravelMate B113 notebooks offer a full range of advanced
connectivity solutions including Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi and
Bluetooth, making it easier to access and share documents in the
classroom. The Acer Video Conference solution, including a high-def
webcam and built-in microphone, also enables high-quality video
conferences, so that teachers and students can easily keep in touch
while e-learning. 
Premium Security and Manageability
 The TravelMate B113 comes packed
with extra levels of security and management tools, allowing a
teacher or school IT manager to protect their data. Acer ProShield
Manager, a suite of essential security and manageability tools,
integrates fundamental features in a unified user interface. The
multi-level Acer ProShield prevents unauthorized access while
safeguarding the B113 notebook's valuable assets and data integrity.
Acer ProShield features pre-boot authentication (PBA) and 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 cannot be accessed. Unwanted files or
folders can be permanently removed beyond recovery thanks to the File
Shredder utility. Finally, it offers the automated solution to manage
IT assets remotely. 
The TravelMate B113 has another layer of security with Acer Backup
that protects valuable data, media and other digital assets. Acer
eRecovery Manager provides on-demand recovery. Additionally, the
TravelMate B113 comes with Acer Office Manager (AOM), a manageability
solution, which allows IT managers to deploy security policies,
monitor IT assets, and schedule maintenance tasks in one simple
application. 
Pricing, Eco-Compliance and Warranty
 The Acer TravelMate B113
notebooks are available now in the U.S. and Canada at authorized Acer
resellers. Prices for the TravelMate B113 begin at $399 in the U.S.
and at $369 CAD in Canada.  
Acer professional notebooks are submitted to a series of reliability
tests and are compliant with the most stringent industry criteria.
These TravelMate B113 series models are Energy Star(R) qualified,
ensuring energy savings and longer battery life.  
The new Acer TravelMate B113 Series comes with a standard two-year
parts and labor warranty(3), which can be extended to three years of
Acer Advantage service. Additionally, some models have longer
warranties offered through specific channel partners. All Acer
notebooks and netbooks are backed by toll-free service and support. 
About Acer 
 Since its founding in 1976, Acer has broken barriers
between people and technology, enabling users to explore, create and
grow. Acer ranks No. 2 for notebook PCs globally(4). The Acer Group
employs 8,000 people across the globe, and revenues for 2011 reached
US$15.7 billion.  
Acer's channel business model is instrumental to the company's
success, while its multi-brand approach integrates Acer, Gateway, and
Packard Bell brands in worldwide markets. Acer designs
environmentally friendly products and, with its vendors, has
established a green supply chain.  
Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement. That
includes supporting the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and
London 2012 Olympic Games.  
More information is at www.acer-group.com. 
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(1) Battery life varies depending on product specifications, computer
settings and applications or features launched. All batteries'
maximum capacity diminishes with time and use.
 (2) Access capacity
varies; MB = million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes
 (3) Limited
warranties and service agreements apply. May not be available in all
locations. Availability varies. Other conditions apply. For a copy,
write to Acer Customer Service, P.O. Box 6137, Temple, TX 76503.
 (4)
Source: Gartner data FY 2011 
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