Hmm, last-gen tech at next-gen prices? That seems the order of the day with Acer’s new 11.6 inch TravelMate B113 notebook.
With the base model housing a 1.4Ghz Celeron and the top tier a a 1.5GHz Core Sandy Bridge i3, you can’t help but feel Acer’s holding back a little here. Where’s the Ivy Bridge lovin’ Acer?
Even the design seems a little half hearted, with a simple black chassis seeing the weight of the machine coming in at 1.88kg. That’s not exactly rucksack-friendly for an 11.6 inch machine.
In its defence, it does sport a matte screen, something we feel should come as standard on laptops these days, despite the slight drop in contrast they result in.
Prices start at €450 and rise to €560 for the 1.5GHz Core i3. It’s going to be a hard sell, what with the slew of cheap, slim, Ivy Bridge ultrabooks sitting just over the horizon.