Acer has unveiled its new Chromebook 11 that promises strong performance, capable of lasting up to 10 hours of usage. The new introduction aims to provide consumers and their family members the flexibility of moving around in a shared space, and getting their work done.
The Acer Chromebook 11 has an 11.6-inch IPS screen with a 1,366 x 768 HD resolution, which comes in both touch or non-touch display. Powered by the latest Intel Celeron processors, the new addition to the Acer Chromebook line sports a 4GB of memory and 16GB/32GB of eMMC storage.
Boosting the portability of the device, the Chromebook 11 measures at only 18.15mm thin and weighs just 1.1kg. The removal of the fan in the laptop freed up some space for Acer to fit in two USB 3.0 ports and a MicroSD card reader, offering convenient and fast data transfer, charging and display output. Also, Acer managed to pack a high-dynamic range (HDR) camera, dual stereo speakers and an integrated microphone into the Chromebook 11.
The Chromebook, as the name suggests, runs on the ChromeOS, which consumers can expect easy access to the Google ecosystem including Google Drive, Gmail, Google Docs, etc. and access to millions of Android apps on Google Play.
James Lin, General Manager, Commercial & Detachable Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc, said:
“Chromebooks are widely known as a fast, easy and secure way to work and play both online and offline. Customers can play games, stay productive, enjoy the content and do even more with the new Acer Chromebook 11 thanks to its support of Google Play.”
With concerns about data security mounting year after year, the ChromeOS also offers additional security to safeguard consumers’ interest against online threats.
The Acer Chromebook 11 line (CB311-8HT/ CB311-8H) will be available in North America in April and EMEA in March at USD249 and €249 respectively.
For more information, visit www.acer.com for more details.
Original press release down below.
Acer Chromebook 11 – Great for Content Consumption, Productivity, Fun
Acer today introduced its new Chromebook 11 line that offers strong everyday performance and a portable design with an all-day battery life of up to 10 hours.
The new Acer Chromebook 11 (CB311-8HT / CB311-8H) offers an 11.6-inch display in a portable and fanless design, so it’s great for consumers and families who will move the device around or use in shared spaces. Plus, connecting peripherals, charging phones and other devices, and even sharing content on a large display can be done thanks to the Acer Chromebook 11’s two USB 3.1 Type C ports.
“The new Acer Chromebook 11 continues Acer’s tradition of delivering strong performance with all the benefits of Chrome OS at an excellent value,” said James Lin, General Manager, Commercial & Detachable Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “Chromebooks are widely known as a fast, easy and secure way to work and play both online and offline. Customers can play games, stay productive, enjoy the content and do even more with the new Acer Chromebook 11 thanks to its support of Google Play.”
Do More with Google Chrome; 10-Hour Battery Life and Strong, Quiet Performance
The Acer Chromebook 11 provides easy access to the Google ecosystem including Google Drive, Gmail, and a variety of useful Chrome apps and extensions. Also, the Acer Chromebook 11 will fully support Google Play at launch, so customers will have access to millions of Android apps on Google Play to let them have more fun, be entertained, stay connected and remain productive. Plus, customers won’t have to take their power adapter on the go, as the new Acer Chromebook 11 provides up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge.
Customers can also enjoy multiple apps and tabs at the same time on the Acer Chromebook 11 since it delivers strong performance with the latest Intel® Celeron® processors. The Acer Chromebook 11 comes with 4GB of memory and 16GB or 32GB of eMMC storage. The device’s fanless design allows it to run quietly, making it great for shared spaces such as in a family room, library or coffee shop.
Stay Connected to Peripherals, Wirelessly
The new Acer Chromebook 11 device includes two USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1 ports, which can be used to charge the device as well as other products, transfer data quickly and connects to an HD display. Plus, customers can use the MicroSD card reader to access and transfer content. The Acer Chromebook 11 also includes two USB 3.0 ports and Bluetooth 4.2. Customers can stay connected to their network with fast and reliable 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless connectivity.
Display Options in a Portable Design
The Acer Chromebook 11 has an 11.6-inch IPS display available in either touch (CB311-8HT) or non-touch (CB311-8H) models with a 1366×768 resolution to provide sharp and legible text as well as vivid, clear videos and photos. The high-dynamic range (HDR) camera produces clear and brighter photos as well as videos for Google Hangouts and webchats. The dual stereo speakers and integrated microphone enhance the webcam experience with high-quality audio.
The slim and portable form factor makes the Acer Chromebook 11 ideal for use anywhere; it measures only 0.71 inches (18.15mm) thin and weighs only 2.43 pounds (1.1kg).
Acer Chromebook 11 Simplifies Security and Collaboration
Chromebooks are easy to use and ideal for sharing by multiple users. Customers simply log into their own Google account to access their Gmail, Google Docs, apps, extensions, bookmarks, and other information. Chrome OS provides additional security since it’s automatically updated to guard against ever-changing online threats. Many Chromebook customers store their files on Google Drive which protects files, documents, and photos safely in the cloud, and ensures that the most current version of the file or document is always available and safe, even if the Chromebook is lost or stolen.
Pricing and Availability
Several models in the Acer Chromebook 11 line (CB311-8HT/ CB311-8H) will be available in North Americain April with prices starting at $249, and in EMEA in March with prices starting at €249.
Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via www.acer.com.