Acer Chromebook 11 hands-on review

09 January, 2018, 02:01 | Author: Pamela Mathis
  • Acer launches a new Chromebook 11 with USB-C

While the Chromebook 14 G5 ports placed on the sides of the palm rest, the 11.6-inch variant has them on the upper corners, 9to5Google reports.

Acer's hiding a quiet revolution in its mainstream Chromebook 11: two USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps) Type-C ports, which work for connectivity and for charging. 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.

Acer's Chromebook 11 is so mainstream you might overlook it. Customers can play games, stay productive, enjoy content and do even more with the new Acer Chromebook 11 thanks to its support of Google Play. Having the model number CB311, this new Chromebook is said to come with no compromises to the battery life.

The Acer Chromebook 11 comes with an 11.6-inch 1366×768 resolution display and is powered by the Intel Celeron processor, just like other Acer Chromebook. As for peripherals, the Chromebook 11 boasts two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 3.1 Type-C ports, and a microSD card reader. Bluetooth 4.2 and WiFi 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO are also onboard as standard.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's controversial movie 'Padmavat' to release on January 25
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HP's last Chromebox was a hit in the Chrome OS community, but it released in 2014 and a lot has changed since then.

Alongside that processing power, the Chromebox G2 packs up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and either a 32GB or 64GB SSD for storage. As far as its availability is on quest, the new Chromebook 11 is set to be launched initially in EMEA, most probably in coming March.

It comes with an HDR webcam for video calling and has dual stereo speakers with an integrated microphone.

The Acer Chromebook 11 sports a plastic build, and, the company says that it will be available in several models in North America in April with a starting price of $249 (around ₹15,800).

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