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Acer Unveils New Android App-Ready Chromebook 11 - CES 2018

07 January 2018

To make up for it, there are ports galore with two USB 3.0 Type-A ports and two USB 3.1 Type-C ports so you can plug in all the things.

The Acer Chromebook 11 has an 11.6-inch IPS display available in either touch (CB311-8HT) or non-touch (CB311-8H) models with 1366×768 resolution to provide sharp and legible text as well as vivid, clear videos and photos. The Acer Chromebook 11 will shipping April, the company says, priced from $249.

"Acer has made a bevy of pre-CES 2018 announcements today including their latest 11" Chromebook line. They're not the thinnest machines at just below 19mm thick, but that's what keeps their costs low. Called HP Chromebook 11 G6 and Chromebook 14 G5, the new models are said to cater to the education and enterprise markets.

Out of the box you'll have support for Android apps, along with the regular Chrome apps and extensions. Bluetooth 4.2 and WiFi 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO are also onboard as standard. There are two USB 3.0 Type-A ports as well, for legacy connections, together with a microSD card reader.

Although the devices will be present at CES 2018, the report states HP to launch the Chromebooks in February. In addition, the new Chromebook 11 looks to offer a competitive audio and social experience due to its inclusion of dual stereo speakers as well as a high-dynamic range (HDR) camera.

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Chromebooks are easy to use and ideal for sharing by multiple users. The Chromebooks will be available in black and dark grey color options.

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 United States in April for US$249. Acer has yet to confirm whether all options and variants will be available in all regions.

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Acer Unveils New Android App-Ready Chromebook 11 - CES 2018