Acer announces new Chromebooks and the Chromebox CXI3
Jan 25 2018
It comes preloaded with Google's Play store so it can run Android apps and Acer claims that it will last up to 10 hours on a charge. It is available with a touch display option that folds open to 180 degrees and offers the same ports and connectivity as the $349 ChromebookSpin 11.
Acer has students and educators in its sights with the introduction of two new Chromebook models, including the Chromebook 11 and Chromebook 11 Spin, and a Chromebox mini PC.
In addition to the Chromebook 11 C732, Acer also unveiled the Chromebook Spin 11 and Chromebox CXI3. The two models, the CP311-1H and the CP311-1HN, will be priced at $349 (Rs 22,200 approximately) and will go on sale in the U.S. starting March.
Chromebook Spin has an 11.6 inch IPS Touch-Screen Display with 1366*768 resolution, which is really awesome.
Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. The education-focused model will run on either a a quad or dual core Intel Celeron processor and is IP41 rated for durability. That said, the ability to choose between an IPS touchscreen, a standard non-touch TN display or a non-touch IPS display could make up for this shortcoming.
Acer will be at the BETT show from January 24 to 27 at booth B100, where units of the new Acer Chromebook Spin 11 (CP311-1H/CP311-1HN) will be on display.
Port-wise, the Chromebook Spin is well-endowed with a USB-C for charging and data transfer, as well as two USB 3.0 ports for accessories, and a microSD card to augment the 32GB or 64GB of internal flash storage.
The Acer Chromebook Spin 11 follows its predecessors with an inexpensive price starting at $349 (versions with more than the standard 32GB cost a bit more, although the company did not say how much more).
The new design of the Acer Chromebook Spin 11 features a sleek silver cross-hairline pattern on the top cover.
Will be sold via our retail channels, available in North America starting in March priced starting at $349USD.
Available with either quad-core Pentium or Celeron processors, the Spin 11 incorporates either a 32GB or 64GB onboard eMMC storage, and 4GB or 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM. There are three processor options too, which are listed below.
Again, this Chromebook will go on sale in April, with the price starting at €379 (around £330, $465, or AU$580).
The new Chromebox will feature a microSD card slot, HDMI port and Ethernet jack - which is further complimented by an optional VESA mounting kit, which mounts to the back of the monitor for easy kiosk style set-up. We should hopefully have more details about this little computer soon, so stay tuned.