The Acer TravelMate B115P is an 11.6 inch notebook with up to 10 hours of battery life, a fanless design, and a case that’s just over 0.8 inches thick.
Acer introduced the new notebook in the UK where it should be available in July for about £349 and upstarting in July. It’s not clear if or when Acer will offer this laptop in the United States.
Acer will offer the laptop with up to an Intel Pentium quad-core processor, up to 8GB of memory, and up to a 128 GB solid state drive.
Lower-priced models will have 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, and a Celeron dual-core processor.
The notebook has an aluminum case, a 1366 x 768 pixel multitouch display, an HD webcam with support for HDR features, and Windows 8.1 software. Acer will also offer a model called the TravelMate B115 which lacks a touchscreen.
via SlashGear and TechPowerUp
Noone knows if the SSD can achieve full speed of near 500-550MB/s ?
I want to buy this machine for everyday productivity, but I want to enjoy full SSD performance, and not the SATA II that is on every present low-cost machine.
The Acer E11 and V11 have Sata II only controller, also if the chipset HM70 Express has 1 line Sata III.
sounds nice. but a 1080p resolution display should be the norm for new 11.6″ displays. The Nexus 7 2013 is 1080p. 11.6″ has less than that. I’d rather have washed out colors and an e-reader display to compensate the extra battery usage for the higher res.
Awesome. Been looking for a small notebook (not a hybrid device). Glad this one also has an option to not have a touch screen. The bezels look pretty thin, too, compared to the hybrids. I here the HP Pavilion 11 X2 is also fanless but with up to a better Core i5-4202Y. It has huge bezels though. I assume it’s due to possibly higher heat dissipation requirements and better tablet handling.
Anyway, regular ultraportable notebooks are rare nowadays. I’d rather save some bucks by not paying for the engineering and materials that went to making a hybrid, using a touch screen, etc.
I hope the non-touch screen B115 version also has the option for the 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB SSD and a Pentium quad core. The RAM and SSD should be good enough for when I run VMs. I’m not sure about the Pentium though. At least it’s a quad core.
With 4 and 8 GB of RAM, I assume this doesn’t suffer from the same 32-bit only UEFI on Bay Trail T devices when it comes to installing a 64-bit Linux distro. At least I’ve read Linux running decently on those Bay Trail M/D based mini-PCs and motherboards.
I’m just as fond of virtualizing as the next guy, but why would you want to do that on a netbook? Sure, it’s possible, technically you could virtualize a Xeon CPU on an 8bit AVR, but it’s not exactly a cloud-server platform…
Why not? Performance isn’t the only requirement for people to do anything.
Because you can model the interactions of a rack of servers while on the road. Not everyone does it, but if you are hopping a transcon flight and want to see if BGP pairing logic works, you can set up a few Juniper Olive VMs, a few vmnets and test your networking skills. You can config kickstart servers and create orchestrator VMs for stuff like puppet/cfengine. I even tested shared storage failover scenarios for VSphere and Netapp VFiler instances using my Aspire V5 while on the road. What you can do once you have knowledge is endless.
Seems like a big step backwards if you plan to virt. My Core i5 V5-171 from a year ago has 16GB of RAM and a 320GB SED hard drive just so I can virtualize a ton of stuff. I guess no one is interested in doing non-ultrabook ULV laptops with upgradeability these days.
I guess some would be willing to sacrifice some performance for a sealed and fanless notebook. I would.
What kind of battery life do you get on the V5?
With the extended battery? About 7 hours.
With the 50 Whr extended battery? About 6 to 7 hours if you go light on workload.
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