Published: Wed, January 24, 2018
Tech | By Constance Martin

Acer launches new Chromebook 11 series

Acer launches new Chromebook 11 series

Acer hasn't revealed pricing for the new Chromebox.

Here's the rundown of what Acer announced early this morning. This makes sense, since the company is largely a value-focused manufacturer. Needless to say, that allows it to edge out competitors in its range and arguably even stand alongside with certain premium Chrome OS machines.

The Acer Chromebook Spin 11 is a victor with the 360-degree hinge design. The IP41 rating ensuresthat the Chromebook has no opening greater than 1mm in diameter, so it's protected fromwires, paperclips, and other small parts that could otherwise cause damage. The devices are generally cheaper than their Windows-based counterparts, and put using websites as the "apps" front and center. Exact prices for various regions will be confirmed nearer launch.

Acer unveiled a new Chromebook called the Spin 11, which comes with a 360-hinge and 11.6-inch touchscreen. It has recessed keys that prevent tampering and reduce the likelihood that the key caps will be removed by students.

Besides optional LTE, this Celeron-powered laptop has many other things going for it.

The device has a finless design, a battery life of up to 12 hours' use and supports Google Play. The 4G LTE option could be a must-have for road warriors. Both will offer up to 8GB of RAM. Some may be disappointed by the 1366x768 resolution, but that is absolutely fine for the 11.6-inch display. The device can cater for up to 8GB of system RAM, and up to 64GB of eMMC storage.

City of Perris creates GoFundMe account to help siblings recover from torture
On Wednesday, authorities searched the couple's current home in Perris, 98 kilometres southeast of Los Angeles. The brothers and sisters range in age from 2 to 29, and they are all now being treated for malnourishment.

The Chromebook 11 will be available in March starting at $280. It will be available in March. At any rate, expect Acer to double down on Chrome OS devices for school and work this year.

The Chromebook Spin 11 supports Google Play, so it can run Android apps. This Chromebook is IP-41 rated in terms of durability and also has a non-touch screen variant.

The Chromebook Spin 11 features an 11.6-inch HD IPS2 touch-screen display with 1366×768 resolution that can be used with an optional Wacom stylus to give users the capability of "writing" on the display as if they were using a pen and paper. It also has two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C ports, along with 2 USB 3.0 Type-A ports for connectivity. Plus, it doesn't require a battery and is resistant to accidental drops. Due out in March for a starting price of $279, Acer's new Chromebook 11 C732 is created to survive 4-foot drops, spills, bumps and even sand. There are three processor options too, which are listed below.

Design for education and commercial customers, the latest compact Chromebox desktop model can be configured with various Intel processor models up to the 8th generation Intel Core processors.

It also has two USB 3.0 ports and a microSD card slot. On the wireless side, the Acer Chromebox CXI3 has 2x2 MIMO 802.11ac Wi- Fi wireless and Bluetooth 4.2 LE.

The CX13 has an optional VESA mounting kit to attach it to the back of your monitor making Kiosk style computing quite easy to set up. Pricing and availability for the CX13 has yet to be announced. We should hopefully have more details about this little computer soon, so stay tuned.

Like this: