Acer launches TravelMate Spin B1 with Windows 10 S
Today Acer announced the release of its first Windows 10 S notebook, the TravelMate Spin B1 convertible.
The 2-in-1 is aimed squarely at the education market. The 11.6-inch notebook is the first TravelMate to feature a 360-degree hinge, allowing students to use the device as traditional clamshell or a tablet. The chassis features a shock-absorbent middle frame to help protect the device against drops, and the screen is able to resist 132 lbf of direct impact force. A spill-resistant keyboard that can drain spills up to 11 fluid ounces of water adds to the durability.
On the inside, the Spin B1 features a fair amount of power for students:
- Intel Celeron processor
- Intel HD Graphics
- 64 GB of storage
- 4 GB of RAM
- 2x2 MIMO 802.11ac WiFi
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 1x USB 3.0 Type-A
- 1x USB 2.0
- 1x HDMI
- 1x 3.5mm headphone jack
- SD card reader
- Precision Touchpad
- 1920x1080 FHD 11.6 touchscreen w/ Windows Ink support
- Up to 13 hours of battery life
- Multi-color LED lights
While these aren’t earth-shattering specs, they should be capable of run school applications, especially thanks to the newest version of Windows 10, Windows 10 S. Windows 10 S is a variant of Windows 10 that trims down the feature set of Windows in order to lower cost and improve performance, especially on lower end hardware. Windows 10 S can only run Windows Store apps, making it more restrictive but easier to manage than a traditional Windows OS.
The TravelMate Spin B1 is available now for $299.99.
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