Acer's Chromebook 11 brings USB-C charging to entry-level laptops

Acer Chromebook 11 packs USB-C and 10 hour battery

The laptop will be showcased at CES 2018 and are low-mid range Chromebooks.

As for the size, it is quite easy to carry around with the thickness of 0.71-inch and the laptop weighs only 2.43 pounds.

Acer has announced a new Chromebook line that will sport USB-C connections and support Google Play, so can play and run millions of Android apps on the device itself.

We're only talking Celeron processing power, with integrated Intel HD Graphics 500, so although mum's the word on retail pricing at the moment, it's pretty obvious students and teachers will be able to easily afford these two. But USB-C has remained rare in entry-level machines like the Chromebook 11. The Chromebook R11 features fan-less design that makes it quiet and ideal to be used at shared spaces like a library or a coffee shop. It comes in two models CB311-8H and CB311-8HT. It even uses USB Type-C for charging, so you can use the same cable as the rest of the laptops in the class.

Acer's Chromebook 11 brings USB-C charging to entry-level laptops
Acer's Chromebook 11 brings USB-C charging to entry-level laptops

Under the hood, the Chromebook 11 C311 has had a small spec bump to use Intel's newer Celeron processors, as well as 2GB or 4GB of RAM - still no option for 8GB - and 10 hours of battery life. Customers can stay connected to their network with fast and reliable 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless connectivity.

The new Acer Chromebook 11 comes equipped with a dual stereo speaker and an HDR camera.

Chromebooks have seemingly hit their stride this past year thanks to new hardware and the arrival of Android apps, but other Chrome OS form factors have seemingly gone silent. The Acer Chromebook 11 will be available in North America in April with prices starting from US$249 and in the EMEA in March at prices starting from Euro 249.

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