Potentially a good little machine and I especially liked its light weight ...
17 November 2014
Summary: Potentially a good little machine and I especially liked its light weight and its anti-glare screen. But I have returned it because of its abysmal sound quality, I can get more and better sounds from any of my tablets or smart phones. I don't know whether the sound card is not up to the job and/or because the speakers are located virtually under the base unit.
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.
Stonking Little Laptop With Larger Laptop Power :-)
Mr Colin M Gwilliam, Amazon
31 August 2014
Summary: What a stonking little laptop. It's as pokey as the wife's bigger 16". After upping the memory to 8GB, which isn't absolutely necessary, this little gem fair whistles along. OK, the storage might not be huge, but more than enough for everyday use. The battery is OK around 5 hours on high performance and once you get used to the keyboard, you're sorted.
Summary: Nice lightweight laptop. I have had it for several weeks and use it regularly but have some slight irritations about it. My main reason for giving 3 instead of 4 is the unnecessary programs that came pre installed, as these seemed to give me problems connecting to wifi: 1. I know people complain about Windows 8, but I figured I'd be fine as I'm usually pretty good with technology. I was mistaken, as Windows 8 is really annoying if you are not using a touch screen device.
Summary: For the price, I wasn't expecting much from this little laptop, but it has really surprised me. I'm so glad I didn't opt for other more expensive ones. It is small and reasonably light with all the connection you could ask for. The HDMI output is perfect and works well streaming to my TV. I use an external HDD full of films and this plays it very well. You get a free upgrade to windows 8.1, which isn't really all that different form Windows 8.
Summary: I am not a computer expert, but I've become reasonably familiar with notebook size laptops. I upgraded to this one (Travelmate B113) because I have started to shoot digital photos in RAW (20 mb per photo) and then use software to process them whilst out and about and found that previous notebooks didn't have the processor speed to handle it at anything like the speed of my larger laptop.
Summary: I've been after a compact laptop for a while but the price to performance is very hard to justify. What I mean is you can get a bigger laptop with more everything (CPU, RAM, HDD) for the same money or less. This laptop has VERY good specs... decent CPU (i3 Ivy bridge), enough memory (4GB) and a reasonable size HDD (320GB).