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Acer Announces the TravelMate Spin B3 Convertible Notebook for K-12 Classroom

Acer Travel Mate B3 notebook computer
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Acer today expanded its line of TravelMate notebooks with the convertible TravelMate Spin B3 and clamshell TravelMate B3, devices intended for the K-12 education market. The portable 11.6-inch notebooks are designed for use both in and out of school. 

The TravelMate Spin B3 and TravelMate B3 feature the latest Intel® Pentium® and Celeron® processors, and comply with the MIL-STD 810G military standard, meaning that they’re strong enough to survive the bumps and spills that are part of daily student life. A pressure-resistant top cover, shock-absorbent rubber bumper and reinforced corners all add to the durability of the devices. The notebooks can also get students through the entire school day (up to 12 hours of battery life) on a single charge. 

The TravelMate Spin B3 offers four usage modes: students can write essays in clamshell mode, watch videos or lectures in display mode, make space on a desk in tent mode when they need to work by hand, and make use of tablet mode when they need to write by hand in math or art class. An optional world-facing camera above the keyboard allows students to capture photos and videos in tablet mode. The TravelMate B3 Spin employs Wacom AES technology to provide a natural writing experience and comes with a dockable stylus.  

Other features include:

  • Optional battery indicator light
  • Anchored keys that are difficult to remove
  • Ethernet
  • Two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
  • HDMI port
  • On select models, a fully-functional USB Type-C port that allows for charging, 5GB/s data transfer and connection to external displays

Pricing & Availability 

The TravelMate Spin B3 will be available in April, starting at USD 329. 

The TravelMate B3 will be available in April, starting at USD 239.