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Acer launched a new notebook today, the TravelMate B117, which it says has been designed with students in mind. The Windows 10 Pro-powered notebook is the first from Acer that supports its TeachSmart solution that allows for new ways of classroom interaction and provides teachers with tools and cloud-based services to easily distribute class materials and collect assignments digitally.

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The TravelMate B117 will be available in Intel Pentium or Celeron processors with up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM, it also has a 11.6 inch display, dual digital microphones, HD webcam with HDR support and a precision touchpad that supports Windows 10 gestures. Connectivity options include 802.11ac Wi-Fi with 2×2 MIMO, one USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port, one HDMI port with HDCP support.

Since it’s designed with students in mind the notebook has a ruggedized frame with a rubber strip that protects it from drops and bumps. It measures 22.3mm thin and weighs 1.35kg. A solid hinge allows for the notebook to be opened up to 180 degrees, there’s also a spill-resistant keyboard.

TravelMate B117 with Acer TeachSmart has an embedded LED light on the lid that flashes in different colors. Students can toggle between four colors using a software to indicate their status, thus allowing teachers to keep track of their progress at a glance. Acer is yet to confirm exact prices or availability schedule for the TravelMate B117, it’s going to vary by region.

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