Acer launches budget-friendly Chromebook 11

11 January, 2018, 08:30 | Author: Darren Santiago
  • Acer launches a new Chromebook 11 with USB-C

Acer is doing a head start at the CES 2018 by announcing a new Chromebook.

"The 1366×768 11.6" screen is passable, with muted colors, but stellar viewing angles. Other specs on the devices include two USB Type-C ports and headphone jack.

We're only talking Celeron processing power, with integrated Intel HD Graphics 500, so although mum's the word on retail pricing at the moment, it's pretty obvious students and teachers will be able to easily afford these two. It also offers up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge, so should be good for a whole day's work.

There are two versions of this new Chromebook 11, one with a touchscreen display and other without a touchscreen display. It is a budget-friendly Chromebook and comes with USB Type-C charging.

Along with that, you get 4GB RAM (no upgrade option), a MicroSD card reader and it all comes in at just under 2.5 lbs and roughly 18mm thick. To recall, the previously launched Chromebook 11 C771 was also shipped with the same resolution.

Concerning the build and durability aspect, the Chromebook 11 G6 comes with MIL-STD 810G military proofing, which should leave it non-impacted from drops and harsh conditions.

Interestingly, the new Chromebook 11 is an Android App-Ready Chromebook.

Chromebooks are easy to use and ideal for sharing by multiple users. Many Chromebook customers store their files on Google Drive which protects files, documents, and photos safely in the cloud, and ensures that the most current version of the file or document is always available and safe, even if the Chromebook is lost or stolen.

After already unveiling a pair of Chromebooks, HP isn't quite done with Google's Chrome OS, as the company announced the sequel to 2014's Chromebox, the Chromebox G2.

It is expected to go on sale in March for $249. Let's take a look at what Acer is offering.

Availability wise, Acer has said that the Chromebook will appear in the European, Middle Eastern, and African markets in March where the base model will start at €249, before launching in the United States in April for US$249.

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