Tailor-made for the education market and powered by Windows 10 Pro, TravelMate B117 is the first notebook to support the Acer TeachSmart solution, which enables new ways of classroom interaction, and empowers teachers with tools and cloud-based services to distribute class materials and collect assignments digitally.
The TravelMate B117 with Acer TeachSmart features an LED light embedded on the lid which can flash in different colors. Students can toggle between four colors through a software interface to indicate their status, allowing teachers to easily keep track at a glance.
Acer TeachSmart also includes an integrated cloud solution that keeps teachers and students connected. Through Microsoft OneNote sharing with a Microsoft account, teachers can distribute class material and assignments and stay informed of each student's progress, eliminating the need for hard copies. The system keeps teachers and students connected not only in the classroom, but away as well, with customizable features to fulfill the individual needs of different teachers.
Designed for the classroom environment
Designed with classroom environments in mind, the TravelMate B117 features a ruggedized frame with a rubber strip that frames the chassis to protect the device from unexpected bumps and drops, while weighing only 1.35 kg and measuring 22.3 mm thin. A solid hinge which opens up to 180 degrees can take on up to 25,000 swings, while the cover can withstand up to 60 kg of pressure. The keyboard is spill-resistant with a water drainage design that protects against accidental spills.
Performance exceeding classroom needs
Powered by Intel Celeron processor, the 11.6-inch TravelMate B117 features Intel HD graphics, 4GB of DDR3L memory, eMMC storage option, a discrete TPM (Trusted Platform Module), dual digital microphones, and an Acer Crystal Eye HD webcam with HDR support. In addition, a Precision Touchpad supports Windows 10 gestures and provides a smooth and responsive experience.
Plentiful connectivity options
The TravelMate B117 features 802.11ac wireless with 2x2 MIMO, enabling blazing fast network connections with up to three times faster wireless connectivity compared to 802.11n. Wired connectivity options include one USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port, and a full-sized HDMI port with HDCP support.