Reviews and Problems with Acer Travelmate B113 / TMB113 - series
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20 November 2014
Excerpt: The computer has performed as expected. It is easy to use, light to carry and has a quick processer. I have 4 staff members who fight to see who gets to use the computer each day. ( I am currently waiting for 3 more to be delivered).
Summary: I am fairly happy with my new Acer TravelMate. It runs a little slower than I had hoped, but it is fast enough for my needs. I'm still working out some bugs in the system, but all in all I am fairly pleased with my purchase.
Summary: Day 1 Today I took delivery of the Acer TravelMate B. I bought this specifically because I read a blog post from a school which deployed these to their students with Ubuntu rather than Windows. They mentioned the light weight, good processing power and long battery life. I looked into the specific model used in the deployment, and it is this machine. I had to change a few settings in the BIOS for Linux to work, which was not hard at all.
Summary: The laptop is fine, reasonable speed, battery life etc. The 6-cell battery is severely protruding at the back, something that is not shown on Acer or Amazon pics. The battery tilts the laptop by an inch which is weird to use on your lap. Better options out there: For about $400: 13 inch Dell Inspiron 13z or refurbished laptops (Toshiba Portege R835). For about $550: 13 inch ultraportables with a touchscreen - Lenovo u310 or Sony Vaio.
Summary: I felt compelled to endorse the Acer Travelmate. I wanted a 13.3" Windows 7 laptop with 3rd gen Intel Processor and the Acer was the cheapest option I found by far. I couldn't find any reviews but I really like mine so far.: Pros: Lightweight- a hair over 4 lbs which makes it almost an ultrabook Full-featured- its a business laptop but still has a webcam and USB 3 port Fast- lighting fast so far.
Summary: Nice compact laptop ideal for taking with me in the van to show customers designs I have done. Only problem none of my software will work with windows 8 unless I pay out £700 pounds in upgrades. It will be cheaper to change the operating system to windows 7. I think windows 8 is okay if you just want to use the computer to search the net and play games but not for business use. Acer's support is not up to much either I sent 2 emails three weeks ago and as yet no reply.
Summary: Laptop states on the back and in all the packaging that it is Windows 8 yet it had windows 7. Battery is a large battery that sticks out that back and looks terrible. Screen was excessively flexible and felt super flimsy and cheap. The fact that this laptop only had 1 picture on the website should have been enough of a clue that they were in a rush to try and get rid of it. It is fairly fast with its i3 processor but thats about all that was good about this laptop.
After reading some of the great reviews and owning an Acer lap top, I thought this was the notebook for me!
andrew brown, Amazon
27 November 2013
Summary: However this i3 processor is ok! But it is not as quick as some reviews make it sound. The mouse pad is very over-sensitive even after setting it up, especially using Windows 8, which isn't great anyway Careful where you touch the mouse pad, as menus pop in and out all of the time?