It’s been a while since we had any exciting new Chromebook releases or leaks. Here is a possible candidate. Acer Chromebook C738T is a convertible, with a screen that can rotate 360 degrees to looks like a tablet.
Another novelty is the processor. The C738T is powered by Intel Celeron N3150, a quad-core chip running at 1.6Ghz. The Braswell processors and Chromebooks have a good rapport. Chromebooks were highlighted in press releases announcing the new processor family, predicting up to 20 new Chromebooks running it.
The “Convertible” Story
The new Chromebooks comes with an IPS panel display which can rotate 360 degrees. So, this is a Chromebook as well as a Chrome OS tablet, if you wish to call it that way. Definitely a competition for the ARM powered Asus Flip. Convertible Windows laptops, or Chrome OS laptops, I am not a big fan of those anyway.
Will this sell more just because of the 360 degree dancing screen?
- 11.6-inch IPS touchscreen (1366×768 pixels, 360-degree hinge)
- Intel Celeron N3150 @ 1.6Ghz (Quad-core, Braswell)
- 4GB RAM
- 16GB eMMC
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
- 9.5 Hour Battery Life
I was expecting a USB Type – C port there. I really want my next Chromebook to have one of those. Otherwise, the specs sheet looks satisfactory. Add a decent price to the mix and we will see them moving. What do you think?
The design looks slightly different from old Acer models, at least the bezels around the screen. We will have to wait for official press images and press releases to comment on anything design!
So far, good.
Via OMG Chrome.