After Lenovo’s Chromebooks for education that debuted yesterday, Acer also unveiled a similar device today, with a 360 degree hinge and Wacom tech. It’s dubbed Acer Chromebook Spin 11 (R751T) and it’s convertible unit with military grade resilience. This is meant for classroom use, apparently.
It was shown off at the British Education and Training Technology Show in London. It relies on Chrome OS of course and it’ll be useful for both students and teachers. The device relies on a Wacom EMR stylus, that should offer a pen on paper experience apparently. This means you can use it comfortably for taking notes, drawing and more. The stylus doesn’t use a battery and it’s resistant to drops.
There’s an antimicrobial version of Gorilla Glass 3 here, that uses special ionic silver to kill the germs, so the kids may pass the device around without problems. A flexible hinge units the two parts of the device, screen and keyboard, but you can also use it in tent mode, display mode and tablet mode, plus obviously a laptop mode. Acer’s new Chromebook is MIL-STD 810G durable and can handle daily knocks and drops.
Specs include an 11.6 inch IPS display and the buyer’s choice of an Intel Celeron dual core N3350 CPU, or a quad core N3450 chipset, plus up to 8 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. There’s also Bluetooth 4.2, two USB Type C ports, microSD and a 10 hour battery life. Sadly pricing and availability hasn’t been unveiled.