Acer Chromebook 11 goes official with minimal design [CES2018]

Following the tradition of the well established Chromebook series, Acer unveiled earlier its newest addition to the “family” dubbed as the Acer Chromebook 11 model.

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The lightweight device comes with impressive dimensions, as it weighs just 2.43 pounds and measures only 0.71-inches in thickness. It packs a 11.6-inch display (along with a 1366 x 768 resolution),  dual stereo speakers as well as a high-dynamic range (HDR) camera. 

The new Chromebook 11 packs a microSD slot along 4 USB ports for maximum portability and usability: two of the ports are compatible with the newer USB Type- C (3.1) standard while the other two are USB Type-A (3.0) ports. Acer is well known for producing quite energy-friendly devices, so this new model is presumably capable of operating for up to 10 hours off the back of a full charge, while connectivity comes in the form of support for 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2.

Acer Chromebook 11 – Main features

  • 11.6-inch IPS display
  • 1,366×768-pixel resolution
  • 2GB or 4GB of RAM
  • 16GB or 32GB of eMMC storage
  • 10-hour battery life
  • Two USB 3.1 Type-C ports
  • microSD card reader

As you can possibly understand, it comes with full Google Play Store and Android apps support, making this an Android app-ready Chromebook from launch. According to Acer, the new Chromebook 11 will be available in two variants:

  • a CB311-8HT model with touch display
  • a CB311-8H model with a non-touch display

Each variant will be available in 2 storage options (16/32GB) and 4GB of RAM, along with a price tag of 249 Euros in the EMEA regions starting from March. It will also be available in the US from April, priced at 249$.

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