Acer has been busy over at the BETT show in London, revealing a pair of new Chromebooks aimed at students – with one targeting families in general, too – alongside a fresh Chromebox.
Acer’s Chromebook 11 C732 is aimed at the education market and thus made to take some knocks in the classroom. It’s IP41 certified and drop-tested to 1.22m, with a spill-resistant keyboard designed to survive the ravages of a knocked-over drink.
This notebook is also compliant with MIL-STD 810G testing and benefits from a reinforced case and hinge to make it a tougher customer all round. Speaking of the hinge, this opens to 180-degrees, allowing the portable to be laid flat on a desk which will be handy when students are collaborating together on a project.
Powered by an Intel Celeron processor – either a dual-core N3350 or a quad-core N3450 – it’s a fanless laptop, so nice and quiet, with optional 4G LTE connectivity if you want to benefit from mobile broadband when on the move. The device can cater for up to 8GB of system RAM, and up to 64GB of eMMC storage.
The Chromebook 11 can be configured with either an 11.6-inch IPS touchscreen, or a non-touch display …read more