Acer TravelMate B117, 11-inch student laptop

Asus TravelMate B117

The Acer TravelMate B117 is a student notebook that meets all the requirements to become a very useful tool in the classroom. This team is committed to a compact 11.6-inch format ,  comes with the latest version of Windows 10 Pro and has Acer TeachSmart installed . This solution is designed to facilitate teacher tasks with the ability to centrally manage all laptops, create tests and receive answers automatically. In addition, through an LED indicator with four lightsWe will be able to know if the student has already finished a task, if he wants to ask something or if he is busy with the task. At the moment no official figures have been given on the price of this equipment, which should arrive in Spain before the end of the semester . We tell you the main details that have been revealed.

A laptop for students

The Acer TravelMate B117  has a compact 11.6-inch form factor, which makes it a more manageable model. Of course, big enough to work with office applications or watch videos in good size. Acer has not revealed the resolution of the panel, although it is expected to be placed on the HD 1,366 x 768 pixels . The Acer TravelMate B117 has been designed with the heavy use of a student notebook in mind. Therefore, it is prepared to withstand liquid spills and is resistant to shocks and other typical accidents. All in all, it has a weight of 1.35 kilosthat facilitates its handling and does not add too much weight in the student's loaded backpack.

Asus TravelMate B117

Another of the key aspects that the company has wanted to highlight is an LED indicator in the upper right area of the lid (when we have the laptop open). This indicator can appear in four different colors, depending on the status of the student. Thus, for example, if you have finished a task you can wear one color, while if you want to ask a question it will wear another. The idea is that the teacher can check the status of his students at a glance , although personally I find it difficult that he is going to substitute such natural actions as raising his hand to ask something. Acer TravelMate B117 student notebook incorporates TeachSmart solution, which in addition to the set of LED lights allows you to create personalized tasks or tests. All this with a centralized management of the activity of the students. Through Acer TeachSmart you can also save the contents in the cloud and access them from anywhere.

Within the scope of power, the  Acer TravelMate B117 incorporates an Intel Celeron or Pentium chip , along with a maximum of 4 GB of RAM. Users can choose between traditional hard disk format memory or faster eMMC memory to speed up computer startup. This laptop for students comes with the Windows 10 Pro version , an operating system that returns all the prominence to the desktop and the start menu (disappeared in Windows 8). The weight of the Crystal Eye HD webcam should not be overlooked either , which supports HDR and is an excellent tool for video conferencing.

Good connections

A lot of weight has also been given to the connections on the Acer TravelMate B117. And this model is compatible with the WiFi AC protocol for a more stable and faster network (up to three times more than traditional WiFi networks). Its MIMO antenna system also serves to enhance the network experience. Connections are completed with a high-speed USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port and an HDMI port to transfer content in high resolution to a monitor or television. At the moment, the price of this laptop for students has not been confirmed, which will reach the Spanish market before the end of the semester.