Acer is bringing a new rugged Chromebook to the market, the education market.
The device endured rigorous testing to meet the demanding U.S. MIL-STD 810G military standard. This military specification testing validates the ruggedness, durability and quality of the Chromebook 11 N7 (C731), so that student learning can take place in a variety of environments according to Acer.
The Acer Chromebook 11 N7 (C731) can handle up to 132 pounds (60kg) of downward force on the top cover. It also has a spill-resistant keyboard that provides protection against spills of up to 11 fluid ounces (330ml) of water.
Acer’s press release states that this Chromebook comes with Intel® Celeron® dual-core processors. It does not provide more details on this though. The display has a 1366×768 resolution.
Port ports and connectivity you get Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 3.0 ports and one HDMI port. It also has a 3.5 mm audio jack and SD card reader. The base model comes with 4 GB of RAM which is a good thing.
It will be available to education and commercial customers in North America in January with prices starting at $229.99, and in EMEA in February with prices starting at €299.
Acer C731T – Touchscreen Variant
Along with Chromebook 11 N7 (C731), Acer is launching a touchscreen variant of the same Chromebook. The Acer C731T has an 11.6-inch IPS touch screen display, while the C731 has a standard non-touch display.
I do not see anything super impressive about this Chromebook, but it looks like a nice package for schools looking for rugged Chromebook solutions. What do you think?