The Chromebook scene has been mostly quite after the big splash made by Samsung Chromebook Pro and Plus. Acer today breaks radio silence with a rugged Chromebook for the education market, right on time for the back to school season.
Acer Chromebook 11 comes with 6th Generation Intel processors and promises great battery life. The Chromebook comes in both touchscreen and non touchscreen variants. I was under the impression that non-touch Chromebooks are a thing of the past. Looks like I was wrong.
The Acer C771 Chromebook has an IPS display with touch screen or non-touch options, so schools can meet their curriculum and budget requirements. The 11.6-inch display has a 1366×768 resolution that ensures clear apps and text as well as vivid images. The hinge design securely holds the display in place, yet also opens up to 180 degrees, so it can lay flat for easier sharing during labs and project time.
- 11.6-inch IPS display with 180-degree hinge
- 1,366×768-pixel resolution
- 6th-generation Intel Core and Celeron processors
- 4GB RAM
- Optional touch screen
- Estimated 13 hour battery life
- Built-in microSD card reader
- One USB-C, two USB 3.0 and one HDMI port
Price and Availability
Here is the official word on pricing and release date:
The initial models to be available in the line will come with a 6th Generation Intel Celeron 3855U processor, 32GB of eMMC storage and 4GB of RAM, and either a touch-screen (model C771T-C1WS) or non-touch (model C771-C4TM) IPS display priced at $329.99 and $279.99 respectively. They will be available to education and commercial customers in North America this month. Models with 6th Generation Core i5 and Core i3 processors will be available in September.
Yet another Chromebook within the standard template? What do you guys think?