Balancing Act: Acer TravelMate B5 14 The laptop's new technology also includes a Screen Distance Reminder that notifies you when you are too close to the device's display.

By Tamara Clarke

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Powered by a next-generation Intel Core i3-N305 processor, the Acer TravelMate B5 14 comes with a 14-inch full HD (1920x1080) display, and gives you up to 7.5 hours of battery life on a single charge.

For added convenience and functionality, the TravelMate B5 14 includes two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A ports, a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C connector, Intel Wi-Fi 6E and 2x2 MU-MIMO for fast and uninterrupted network connectivity when online. It also includes Acer's User Sensing Software, designed to help protect your privacy, and develop better habits when using your laptop.

For instance, while it's easy to lose track of time when focused on work, the Break Reminder function prompts you to take regular breaks.

Source: Acer

The laptop's new technology also includes a Screen Distance Reminder that notifies you when you are too close to the device's display. Completing its bundle of advanced protective software, the User Sensing AutoLock capabilities with optional built-in proximity sensors allow for accurate detection of your presence, and it triggers the screen to automatically lock when you're away from your laptop.

The device also has an additional HDR camera with webcam privacy shutter, as well as dual digital microphones with Acer's PurifiedVoice to suppress background noise when on a call. All of these features combine to help you efficiently balance the daily demands of your work load.

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Tamara Clarke


Tamara Clarke, a former software development professional, is the tech and lifestyle enthusiast behind The Global Gazette, one of the most active blogs in the Middle East. The Global Gazette has been welcomed and lauded by some of the most influential tech brands in the region. Clarke’s goal is to inform about technology and how it supports our lifestyles. See her work both in print regional publications and online on her blog where she discusses everything from how a new gadget improves day-to-day life to how to coordinate your smartphone accessories. Visit and talk to her on Twitter @TamaraClarke. #TamTalksTech 

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