Acer is no stranger to Chromebooks, but today they add even more to their portofolio. This time we’re dealing with 4 11.6 inch Chromebooks for the education market, with Intel Gemini Lake CPUs inside, but two of them also have AMD chips.
All of the newcomers are similarly specced in the connectivity area, with USB 3.1 Type-C ports, used for transfers, output and charging. There’s also military MIL-SPEC certification and durable designs. Optional IPS displays also make the cut. The prices go from $280 and the products will be available from Q2 2019.
Possibly the most interesting of the bunch is the Acer Chromebook Spin 311 (R721T) with AMD. The CPU of choice here is the AMD A4-9120C, with Radeon graphics and a convertible format. It’s resilient to spills and moisture and even microbes. Also with AMD, the Acer Chromebook 311 (C721) is pretty much the same hardware, but sans touchscreen and the 360 degree hinge.
It’ll sell for $280 and up.
Acer Chromebook 311 (C733) goes to Intel Celeron N4000 dual core or Celeron N4100 quad core. This is a clamshell with a spill resistant keyboard and an optional touchscreen display. There’s a $300 premium here.
Acer Chromebook Spin 511 (R752) has an Intel N4000/ Intel N4100 CPU and uses a 360 degree hinge to rotate around its axis. You can use the device in tablet or notebook mode. Unlike the others is also comes with an optional Wacom EMR pen, sold separately, plus an optional 5 MP autofocus camera. It’s priced at $380 and up.