Acer today announced its new TravelMate B117 notebook, tailor-made for the education market and powered by Windows 10 Pro. It’s the first notebook to support the Acer TeachSmart solution, which enables new ways of classroom interaction, and empowers teachers with tools and cloud-based services to distribute class materials and collect assignments digitally.
Classroom in the Cloud
Acer TeachSmart also includes an integrated cloud solution that keeps teachers and students connected. Through a Microsoft OneNote sharing with a Microsoft account, teachers can distribute class material and assignments and stay informed of each student’s progress, eliminating the need for hard copies. The system keeps teachers and students connected not only in the classroom, but away as well, with customizable features to fulfill the individual needs of different teachers.
Designed for the Classroom Environment
Designed with classroom environments in mind, the TravelMate B117 features a ruggedized frame with a rubber strip that frames the chassis to protect the device from unexpected bumps and drops, while weighing only 1.35 kg and measuring 22.3 mm thin. A solid hinge which opens up to 180 degrees can take on up to 25,000 swings, while the cover can withstand up to 60 kg of pressure. The keyboard is spill-resistant with a water drainage design that protects against accidental spills.
Powered by Intel® Pentium® or Celeron® processors
Intel® HD graphics
Up to 4GB of DDR3L memory
Precision Touchpad (supports Windows 10 gestures)
HDD or eMMC storage options
Dual digital microphones
Acer Crystal Eye HD webcam with HDR support
The TravelMate B117 features 802.11ac wireless with 2×2 MIMO, enabling blazing fast network connections with up to three times faster wireless connectivity compared to 802.11n. Wired connectivity options include one USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port, and a full-sized HDMI port with HDCP support.
Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. Be sure to keep checking back for updates on pricing which we hope to have soon.