Acer is launching its first convertible Chromebook. The Acer Chromebook R11 is a laptop with Google’s Chrome OS operating system and a touchscreen display that can rotate 360 degrees, allowing you to hold the computer like a tablet.

It’s not the first convertible Chromebook on the market. But it is one of the first to feature an Intel Braswell processor. The Acer Chromebook R 11 should be available in October for $299 and up.

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Acer’s new Chromebook features an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display with support for 10-point multitouch input. The convertible measures about 11.6″ x 8″ x 0.8″ and weighs 2.8 pounds.

The Acer Chromebook R 11 features 802.11ac WiFi and USB 3.0.

Acer will offer models with Intel Celeron N3050 or N3150 Braswell processors, up to 4GB of RAM, and 16GB to 32GB of storage.

The consumer version of the Chromebook R 11 has the model number CB5-132T, while a model aimed at commercial and education customers has the model number C738T. If that model number seems familiar, you’ve been reading Liliputing too much lately… because you may have seen it before. We first caught wind of the Acer C738T in July.

Rivals Asus and Lenovo also have convertible Chromebooks, but the Asus Chromebook Flip features a Rockchip RK3288 ARM-based processor, while the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e Chromebook has an Intel Celeron Bay Trail chip.

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3 replies on “Acer Chromebook R 11 is a $299 convertible”

  1. Well be very interested to see the reviews on the Braswell Chromebooks. Those chips have been quite a let down so far. Any claimed benefit Intel has made seems to be mostly the result of lowering the clock speeds compared to previous generations. You end up with better graphics due to actual architectural changes. But generally worse overall performance than Bay Trail had due to the lower clocks.

  2. (from the article)

    “If that model number seems familiar, you’ve been reading Liliputing too much lately…”

    That’s impossible !!

    friendly reminder to other readers. Make sure you whitelist in your trackblocker of choice (Ghostery, Privacy Badger)

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