Acer’s First Windows 10 S Laptop Is The TravelMate Spin B1
Microsoft announced their competition to ChromeOS; Windows 10 S. The operating system is a slimmed down version of Windows 10 meant to only run Windows 10 Apps from the app store. Windows 10 S is a successor of Windows RT, which mostly failed. Microsoft is trying the idea again, but with a few tweaks and better marketing. OEM’s appear to support Microsoft with their newest education, low-cost play. Acer announced their first Windows 10 S laptop; the TravelMate Spin B1. It has the distinction of being the first Windows 10 S third party laptop but also is the first convertible TravelMate laptop.
Being a convertible the laptop features a 360-degree hinge which lets you flip from being a traditional clamshell to a tablet. The classroom is a great place to have a tablet but also a place you’ll need a clamshell with a great keyboard. It’s an attractive way to move quickly from a laptop, tablet, to either a tent or a stand. Either way, there is a total of 4 different ways to use the convertible Windows 10 S laptop.
The TravelMate Spin B1 is the first Windows 10 S laptop
The TravelMate Spin B1 starts at $299, but don’t expect to buy it from Bestbuy. Acer claims the laptop is solely going to be available for education and retail partners. Acer is hoping to have a school or retail giant buy the laptop in bulk to either run their sales systems or classroom off the laptops. The TravelMate is a better option than the Chromebook because you’re able to install traditional Windows 10 apps and not have the restriction of web only “apps.”
The TravelMate Spin B1 will have an 11.6-inch 1080p display, feature an Intel Celeron processor. There is an Intel Integrated Graphics with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The relatively low specs will provide long battery life, 10 to 14 hours between charges.
Tell us in the comments below what you think about the TravelMate Spin B1! Are you jealous no one will be able to buy it at retail stores?