Acer Chromebook 11 packs USB-C and 10 hour battery

Acer Chromebook 11 packs USB-C and 10 hour battery

Acer Chromebook 11 packs USB-C and 10 hour battery

Taiwanese technology conglomerate Acer has announced a new Chromebook at the ongoing CES 2018 tech show in Las Vegas, US. It packs a 11.6-inch screen with 1366x768p resolution. Coming to i/o, there are two USB 3.0 and debuting this year there are two USB 3.1 Type-C ports.

The Acer Chromebook 11 has an 11.6-inch IPS display available in either touch (CB311-8HT) or non-touch (CB311-8H) models with 1366x768 resolution to provide sharp and legible text as well as vivid, clear videos and photos. Both the Chromebooks come powered by 7th gen Intel Celeron N chipsets.

Once officially launched, the new Chromebook 11 will be hitting shelves in two different variants. It's great to see that Acer has given us a USB-C port on each side, so no matter where the outlet is, you can charge from either port. To make up for it, there are ports galore with two USB 3.0 Type-A ports and two USB 3.1 Type-C ports so you can plug in all the things. It is also paired with 4GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, pretty normal specs for a Chromebook, and that's because a Chromebook doesn't need a ton of power to remain fast, since it is already lightweight.

The new Acer Chromebook is a fanless design running "the latest Intel Celeron processors" though Acer hasn't specified which ones. The other advantage of Chromebooks is that these can run Android apps. Buyers will also be offered to opt for higher storage of up to 64GB on both the Chromebooks, but there should also be a microSD card slot on the devices for bumping up the external storage. Certain intensive Android apps, like Asphalt 8, bogged the machine down at points, but I can't say that I was too surprised - funnily enough, the game actually failed to render when I loaded into a race.

The HP Chromebook 11 G6 EE will be available in February, but there is no word on the pricing at this point.

The new HP Chromebook will be released in April, with a price yet to be disclosed.

Acer has stated that the Chromebook 11 is going to be available in the EMEA market first and will cost €249, while it'll be available in the USA come April for $249. For our first stop here at CES, we dropped by Acer to take a look at this laptop.

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