At first glance, Acer’s new Chromebook 11 looks a lot like last year’s model. It’s still a Chrome OS laptop with an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display and an Intel Celeron N2840 processor.

But the new model has an IPS display with better viewing angles and a new case design that Acer says makes the laptop sturdier and more appropriate for commercial or educational customers.

Introduced during CES, the Acer Chromebook 11 CB3-111 is now available for purchase for $180.

acer chromebook 11

The laptop measures 0.7 inches thick and weighs 2.4 pounds, and Acer says it’s sturdy enough to survive a 2-foot fall without any damage or 132 pounds of pressure on the lid.

The new Acer Chromebook has a 3220 mAh battery for up to 9 hours of run time, supports 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 and features a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, and an HDMI port as well as an SD card reader.

An entry-level model with a $180 price tag features 2GB of RAM, but Acer plans to offer models with up to 4GB of memory and up to 32GB of storage.

via +Brent Sullivan

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