CES 2018: Acer Chromebook 11 With USB-C Port Launched

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Acer has announced a slew of new PC's as well as a new Chromebook here at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.

HP isn't the only one getting a jump on the CES hype train. The base model lands with a Celeron 3865U, and there are upgrades available with the Intel Core i5-7300U, and the brand new Intel Core i7 8650U. The 2GB RAM model will have a 16GB storage, while the 4GB variant bears a 32GB storage.

The Chromebook 11 G6 and Chromebook 14 G5 are aimed at enterprise and education segments of the market. The blue casing around the laptop looks good and it has woven pattern on the cover. For a plastic build, it's a chunky little laptop (2.43 pounds). It's only 18.15mm thin and weighs in at 1.1kg. It's so lightweight that you can balance it on your hand pretty easily. Not only do we see the addition of 2 x USB-C 3.1 ports for charging, transfer and display out, the Chromebook retains 2 USB-A ports for the masses who still use the widely prevalent hardware standard. There are also two conventional USB 3.0 ports.

Chromebooks are as popular as ever before, and Acer's latest entry continues its trend of budget-friendly options.

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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. These new Acer Chromebooks 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.

Interestingly, the new Chromebook 11 is an Android App-Ready Chromebook. The touchpad also works as intended.

Availability wise, Acer has said that the Chromebook will appear in the European, Middle Eastern, and African markets in March where the base model will start at €249, before launching in the USA in April for US$249.

Exact specifications and available will vary depending on your region, as will prices.

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