Acer TravelMate Spin B3 TMB311RN-31-P5KK
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix HDR
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer TravelMate Spin B3 TMB311RN-31-P5KK
Acer's 2-in-1 device offers silent operation, a good battery life, and an NVMe SSD. The touchscreen can be operated either with your fingers or with the included input pen. Windows 10 Pro serves as the operating system, and it can be updated to Windows 11. The price is about 330 € (~$375).
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Support, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/14/2023
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/14/2022
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 70% features: 81% display: 86% mobility: 95% ergonomy: 78%
Acer TravelMate Spin B3 TMB311RN-3 is a budget entry-level 2-in-1 laptop aimed primarily at school use. It has a sturdy black plastic case which has a rough surface that provides a good grip for fingers and isn't prone to fingerprints. With the bottom removed, the interior can be easily accessed. The touchscreen can be operated with a finger or the included stylus. This 2-in-1 device has two cameras: a webcam (0.9MP) for video conferencing and a camera (5MP, HDR, up to 2560 x 1920 pixels) for taking pictures. The latter sits above the keyboard and can be used in tablet mode. This 11.6-inch device is powered by a Pentium Silver N5030 processor. The combination of Pentium Silver and 4GB of working memory is capable of handling simple applications in the office and internet space. While the system generally runs smoothly, users should only expect to have a few applications and browser windows running at the same time. The integrated Intel's UHD Graphics 605 GPU takes some of the load off the processor when rendering the video, soo users shouldn't have any problems using streaming services. For storage, it has Kingston's NVMe SSD (M.2-2280) as the system drive. It offers 128GB of storage and offers good transfer rates.
As for the display, the reflective 11.6-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels has a brightness of 266.8 cd/m² and a contrast ratio of 907:1. The Brightness, contrast, and colour space coverage of the reflective touchscreen turned out to be slightly lacking, but colour reproduction is very decent. There are three USB connections (2 Type-A, 1 Type-C) that support the USB 3.2 Gen1 standard. The USB-C port supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort over USB-C. So, along with the HDMI connection, the Spin B3 has two video output ports and a Gigabit Ethernet port. Since the TravelMate has neither a fan nor a mechanical transmission, it runs quietly. A battery charge is good for nearly 9 hours of WLAN runtime, so users should be able to get through a day without the included dedicated charger. Users don't necessarily have to use the included charger, but they can also power the notebook through a USB charger, as the available USB ports also support Power Delivery. In conclusion, Acer TravelMate Spin B3 TMB311RN-3 offers quiet operation, good battery life, and an NVMe solid-state drive. It is an entry level rugged model suitable for students as their first device to do homework, assignments or presentation on a budget.
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