Acer releases sub-$400 Windows 8 notebook

Acer is announcing a $400 Windows 8 laptop available to the Canadian market starting today.

The TravelMate B113 doesn’t have some of the notable features of some other Windows 8 hardware we’ve seen released in the last quarter of 2012. There’s no detachable screen to become a tablet, nor is there a touch screen to interact with Windows 8 new tile based interface. But what it does offer is some respectable power packed into a thin and light form factor that promises long battery life.

Acer’s new Windows 8 notebook.

The 11.6-inch screen offers more real estate than the Surface tablet, and the Core i3 processor boasts more power (enough to run Windows 8 pro and all those legacy Windows applications you’re hooked on.) Also included is 4 GB of DDR3 memory (upgradeable to 8 GB) and a hard drive that will store up to 500 GB of data. The screen has an anti-glare surface and runs in an HD resolution of 1366 by 768.

Not the most impressive specs to come to market lately, but it’s all fit into a one-inch thick profile and weighs three pounds. The six-cell battery is said to last for seven hours of use on a full charge.

For those who want all the productivity a laptop has to offer and are considering the portability offered by some recent hardware coming to the market, but hesitate at the prices, this offers a very reasonable compromise. It starts at $399 in Canada

Source | Acer

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