Acer’s TravelMate Spin B1 Runs Windows 10 S

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.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

One Comment

  1. Productivity tools are also essential. Does this notebook comes with MS Office or is it bundled with Office 365? Word processor, worksheets, presentation tools, Adobe apps, database management tools, without these productivity tools, this will look like just another tablet with keyboards running Windows OS (not to mention the “bug life” of Windows 10).

    And as for performance, hope someone from here can give us insights.

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