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.
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