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Acer Travelmate B113 / TMB113 - series
7.7 out of 10

Acer Travelmate B113 / TMB113 - series

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Reviews and Problems with Acer Travelmate B113 / TMB113 - series

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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointed

Kathryn D., Newegg
1 week ago
  • Summary: I'd read all the reviews I could find (NewEgg and elsewhere) and thought and hoped and believed that this computer would be the answer to my Travel issues. I am SO disappointed at being unable to use it. Maybe a person below the age of 35 can see it just fine, but not me.
  • Pros: I loved how small this little goodie is. that's why I bought it. Others didn't like the screen, said it wasn't brightly lit enough, but that didn't bother me, and I really liked that it tilted generously so I could get the right angle for viewing wherever I used it. (You know - not like when you ...
  • Cons: I had the computer up & running for several weeks. I actually found myself avoiding it, totally unlike me. The keypad was a huge problem, and the type size on the screen was a huge problem. I'm 70. Even with glasses, I couldn't see the darn thing w/o straining the eyes overly much. Control+ made ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty Nice - except the screen

Shawn T., Newegg
10 April 2015
  • Summary: The Asus He1000 netbook I bought about 5 years ago was a Home Run Hit at the time. It basically had and did everything I wanted. Only bad thing about it was the mouse buttons that were hard to push, I lived with it. I spent roughly $400 for that unit at the time.
  • Pros: Jeremiah J’s review is SPOT ON! I read his review before purchasing and I too can live with the cons. Now, I’ll add my take: I am a IT Consultant constantly going from client site to client site. I bought this unit as a replacement for my 5 year old Asus HE1000 netbook. That netbook was awesome b...
  • Cons: The screen is definitely a huge step down from my netbook….Yep, my netbook. Looses one egg for that. The contrast ratio on the netbook was far higher and the Acer just looks washed out at times. I thought this would be a deal breaker but because of its other advantages (light, fast, got a NIC, US...
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Overall 10
10

nice little netbook, good value

Jeremiah J., Newegg
28 February 2015
  • Summary: Overall, I highly recommend this laptop to anyone who wants something portable, simple and efficient. I mainly use it for internet, word processing and a few light games (doom, quake, duke nukem 3D, etc.
  • Pros: Small, but not too small. Aesthetically pleasing aside from a few oversights (see cons). Pretty good horsepower and battery life (all things considered). Upgraded to a 250GB SSD (Samsung 550 evo) and 8GB of Corsair 1.35v RAM with no issues. Runs Win7 with ease (acer supplying Win7 drivers is a re...
  • Cons: Acer is a bit deceptive in some of their marketing of this product. They say the laptop "doesn't need a fan", implying it doesn't have one. It does, but it is quiet. The cunning wording isn't very endearing, I'd have a more favorable outlook of acer if they used honest wording, like "only uses it...
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Overall 10
10

Solid performer, good value

Michael B., Newegg
22 February 2015
  • Summary: It was easy to upgrade the RAM but there was NO documentation available that was useful as the manual did not correspond to the actual unit. The documentation showed a hatch that could be opened to access the RAM and the actual unit had no such hatch.
  • Pros: Able to be upgraded to 8 GB RAM. Good value.
  • Cons: Could come with better documentation or have better documentation available online.
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Overall 10
10

Nice little laptop

John B., Newegg
15 August 2014
  • Pros: I needed something small and inexpensive that still had a bit of speed. Wasn't real concerned about the power, i3 works for what I need. Added 4GB more ram, a Samsung 840 EVO SSD and a fresh copy of Win 8.1. Flies now, boots in 8 seconds, plenty responsive. Hard to believe that netbooks were all ...
  • Cons: The touchpad isn't the best.
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Overall 10
10

Great Notebook and Value

Brad J., Newegg
10 August 2014
  • Pros: I'm not sure how the unit behaved stock, but I upgraded the RAM to 8GB and the HD to a 7200RPM drive, installed Linux Mint (all hardware works at install without any additional configuration or drivers) and the performance is excellent. Very responsive, quick boot time, etc. Even with the upgrade...
  • Cons: None that I've found.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Computer

Beth Rasbeary, Amazon
27 July 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Major prooblems

Kevin P. Cullen, Amazon
24 July 2014
  • Summary: Yikes! I don't even have this laptop a month yet and am having major issues.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

das, Amazon
2 July 2014
Overall 10
10

light weight, good processor, a lot of storage

Alex Alexzander, Amazon
6 March 2014
  • 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.
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