The new notebook is aimed specifically at students
What’s a new operating system without hardware to run it on? Aside from the stripped-down Windows 10 S, Microsoft also took the opportunity to announce the first affordable notebook designed to run it: Acer’s TravelMate Spin B1. Ungainly name aside, the new notebook is a perfect fit for students, as it has all the basics covered – a ruggedized design for extra longevity, 11.6-inch HD touchscreen display that’s pressure resistant for better screen durability, shock-absorbent rubber bumpers to shield it from accidental drops, as well as a chiclet keyboard that can take around 11 ounces (325 milliliters) of liquid without any ill effects.
The notebook also has a 360 degree hinge so students can use it as an awkward tablet, and will be armed with an Intel Celeron processor plus a graphics card and will have 64GB of storage, 4GB of RAM and a dual-band 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac. Acer claims that the B1 is able to run for 13 hours on a single charge.
The TravelMate Spin B1 will retail for $299 when it goes on sale in the US later this month.