With ultrabooks being often considered too expensive and netbooks too light on the specs, Acer has thought about finding a balance between the two classes of portable computers. Meet the TravelMate B113, a laptop that can technically be called both an ultrabook and a netbook, but that isn’t marketed either way.
We’ll call it a mini-laptop or an ultraportable for now, though that’s not really important. What is important is this bad boy’s price and hardware. Going for $399 in the States, the TravelMate B113 packs an “Ivy Bridge” Intel Core i3 CPU under its hood, as well as 4 GB of RAM, a 500 GB HDD and a six-cell battery supposedly capable of seven hours of “juice” between charges.
The 11.6-inch LCD LED backlit display comes with a 1,366 x 768 pixels resolution, while the software department can be covered by either Windows 8 Pro or 7 Professional. There’s nothing really special about B113’s design, but it does weigh only 3 pounds and measure 1.1 inches thick, so you can say it’s a perfect portable and affordable notebook for students.