In the time of Ivy Bridge era, there comes an old Sandy Bridge equipped travel mate B113 from Acer, but with impressive feature list. It is really surprising from Acer to come up with such a device where all computer giants are rushing with their new Ivy Bridge models. Acer may be having some hidden agenda by launching a netbook with standard specs, Windows 7 OS and impressive design. There is some uncertainty in the availability of the Windows 8 update pack with it.
Acer TravelMate B113 features an 11.6-inch display screen with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution which is ideal for watching movies and playing games during travelling. Users can store ample data with its half TB storage capacity. The gadget is powered by Celeron B877 processor which is rated as having a modest performance running at 1.4 GHz speed.
The 4400mAh battery powers the netbook. Acer TravelMate B113 lacks a DVD writer which is seen commonly in Netbooks. Acer made it clear that they are focussing some cash-strapped buyers who look for more performance than what normal netbook offers but can compromise on lower battery life and lack of ODD.
Unlike other normal Netbooks, this Acer model is a little bit thick and weighs 1.88 Kg, but still it is not that heavy for carrying. The Netbook features standard connectivity options like Bluetooth, WiFi and also port options like two 3.5mm AV jack, Ethernet port, HDMI port etc. Other than the normal facilities, this netbook cannot boast off any peculiar features. They could have offered this netbook at a pretty lower price tag with these average features to attract more consumers.
Acer TravelMate B113 can be purchased at a price of around Rs. 35, 000/- which is little on the higher side considering its normal specs and Sandy Bridge processor. With this price tag, there are a lot other optional models already out in the market with more interesting features. It reaches the computer world in standard black outlook. Strategy of Acer seems quite perplexing as it has come with a Sandy bridge processor driven standard Netbook at a hefty price tag.