The 10 Coolest Laptops Of 2012


9. Acer TravelMate B113M

Acer has gotten lots of mileage out of the TravelMate brand, and has improved much along the way, although perhaps less so with its product naming. A case in point is the TravelMate B113M-6460, one of Acer's latest iterations that packs an enormous amount of hardware into a cabinet that can only be described as netbook-ish. Surely not a netbook, this TravelMate sports an Intel Core i3 (2377M) processor 1.5GHz processor running 64-bit Windows 7 Pro on 4 GB of DDR3 memory, 320-GB hard drive and HD Graphics 3000.

The thin and light TravelMate also shares many Ultrabook characteristics. The unit's bright 11.6-inch screen puts out a dazzling 1,366-x-768 pixel count with an aspect ratio of 16:9, perfect for viewing HD video. The TravelMate comes with a one-piece AC adapter that will never get separated from its power cord. At about half the price of a MacBook Air, it's one that should be on your holiday-buying radar.



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