Acer just dropped two new Chromebooks and a new Chromebox, each one packing a unique punch. The Acer Chromebook Spin 11’s design is highly versatile and stylish, while the Acer Chromebook 11 C732 and Acer Chromebox CXI3 focus more on heartiness, connectivity, and performance.
The Acer Chromebook Spin 11 sports a 360 degree convertible design, allowing it to be configured into four usage modes for maximum versatility. The 11.6-inch HD IPS2 touch screen makes room for maximum efficiency with or without the keyboard, and while it can be positioned just like your standard laptop, the screen can be rotated into a display mode, tent-mode, or tablet configuration, making it perfect for on-the-go users who want to bring their notebook everywhere from their home to the office. The Acer Chromebook Spin 11 also features two webcams, one wide HD camera perfect for conference calls and Google Hangouts, and one optional additional webcam on the cover for photo captures while the notebook is in tablet mode. Its two USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1 ports enable many functions including charging, transfer of up to 5Gbps of data, and connection to HD displays to share images and videos. It also boasts two USB 3.0 ports and a MicroSD card reader for additional data access and transfer capabilities. In tablet mode, users can employ an optional Wacom EMR stylus to naturally take handwritten notes and produce drawings in order to keep up with high-demand note-taking or just get in touch with their creative side. To top it all off, it can maintain a battery life of up to ten hours, allowing the user to stay on-the-go all day long without worrying about stopping to charge.
Contrasting the Acer Chromebook Spin 11’s sleek and stylish design, the Acer Chromebook 11 C732 was built to be hearty. This durable laptop received an IP41 rating, meaning it has no opening greater than 1mm in diameter, which prevents damage from small particles and unexpected drips. It even complies with the U.S. MIL-STD 810G military standard for ruggedness, and the MIL-STD 810F for protection from sand and dust. The Chromebook 11 C732’s corner-shield structure and rubber bumpers around the keyboard allow it to tolerate drops of up to 48 inches. Its internal honeycomb structure provides resistance to downward forces of up to 132 pounds. The keyboard’s keys are even resistant to tampering and removal. The quiet, fanless cooling system allows it to operate quietly as well as avoid dust buildup as a result of airflow issues. With dual- or quad-core Intel processors onboard and up to 12 hours of battery life, work can be done smoothly and reliably throughout the day. The Chromebook’s 180 degree hinge, combined with its touch or non-touch 11.6-inch, 1366×768 HD display, provides a crisp image and versatility in a classroom or corporate setting. Thanks to two USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, MicroSD card reader, both Wifi and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as integrated 4G LTE in some regions, Acer’s Chromebook 11 C732 makes it a reliable tool for educators, learners, and entrepreneurs.
Type-C Gen 1 port, five USB Type-A ports (3.1 or 2.0), an HDMI port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, and a MicroSD card reader. The Chromebox also includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth access for wireless environments. The flexibility of the Chromebox CXI3 does not end there – apps and extensions as well as web-based management are readily available for IT administrators. The tower can be stood up using the included stand or hooked up to the back of the monitor with the optional VESA mounting kit. Kingston locks are even supported for easy storage and transport in wireless carts or in labs. The Chromebox CXI3 is ideal for students and learning environments: Chrome OS updates automatically and contains safeguards against online threats like viruses and malware. Multiple user sign-in makes it easy for students to access their data on Google Drive, which ensures their work is safe. Google Play will also be available from the get-go, so students can have access to millions of Android Apps. Thanks to these services, students can have fun as well as be productive and connected.
Pricing for the Acer Chromebook Spin 11 will begin at $349, and the line will be available in retail locations in North America starting in March. The Acer Chromebook 11 C732 line has a starting price of $299 and will be available for education and commercial customers located in North America in March. Pricing and availability information for the Acer Chromebox CXI3 is currently unavailable, but will be released as it is introduced to the market.