Acer’s new laptop is $179 and it runs Chrome OS

Chrome OS that once looked like a very promising lightweight OS seems to have lost favour with power users that usually use their devices to browse the web.

However, companies still seem keen on bringing out hardware that makes use of the Google made OS.

The newest is Acer with their new Chromebook 11 (CB3-131). Thankfully though, the device is fairly affordable at $179.

Acer have been betting big on the Chrome OS game since quite a while. This time, Acer have gone the extra step to provide robust hardware along with a tried-and-tested combo of internal hardware and software… that is at least what the company claims.

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The Chromebook 11 (CB3-131) has a fan-less design and an ‘all day’ 9 hour battery life. A 11-inch 1366 x 768 display sits atop the ‘robust’ body, that weighs 2.42 pounds or 1.1 kg.

It’ll be offered with a choice of different Celeron processors, with either 2GB or 4GB of RAM starting February.

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  1. Freeje
    January 4, 2016

    Hopefully you can change the OS.

    • Xiaolu
      January 4, 2016

      Given it sports an Intel Celeron, I’d say it’d be easy to assume that. So Ubuntu and other GNU/Linux distros are welcome 😉

      • Natsumi
        January 5, 2016

        very little hd space.

        • Josh Bob Brown
          June 2, 2016

          You can upgrade the SSD, but you’ll just void the warranty.

    • balcobomber25
      January 5, 2016

      You can change it one any Chromebook. Ubuntu, Fedora, Arch and several other distros are all capable of running on a Chromebook. But give Chrome OS a try it really has come a long way since the days of being just a web browser. I have a Chromebook and a Macbook (running Ubuntu). Most days I reach for the Chromebook first.

  2. Mi-fan
    January 5, 2016

    The official price in Europe will be 329€ wich is about $355….Bravo Acer well done.