Netbooks – do people still use them? I guess the answer would be “Yes”, although a resounding one it is not. The Acer TravelMate B113 is the latest netbook from the Taiwanese computer manufacturing company, where it will come along with an 11.6″ display alongside an Intel Celeron B877 processor – definitely not the fastest chip on the block by far, but it offers decent levels of performance for its product category. This particular netbook is also said to be a wee bit heavier compared to your regular netbook, but it will lack a DVD drive which some of us find essential. Unfortunately, you can strike the TravelMate B113 out of the Ultrabook list, as it fails to make the grade in terms of thickness.
Basically, some folks think that the Acer TravelMate B113 is a device that is in no man’s land. It is no Ultrabook, has less battery life than a regular netbook, and lacks an optical disc drive that notebooks come with. I guess it will be an extremely niche market for someone to fork out around $700 (max) for this puppy, where it will feature 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, Wi-Fi and USB 3.0 connectivity, and HDMI support. You can opt for the more souped up versions of that feature a 1.3GHz Pentium B967 or a Core i3-2377M that runs at 1.5GHz.Related articles: