CES 2018, one of the largest tech events in the world, just started and we’ve seen a lot of great computers. Many of them get a lot of attention because of their new and cool features, but those computers might be too expensive for many of us. Acer released the new Chromebook 11 which comes with good specs for the small price tag of $250.
There is a model with a touchscreen and a model with a traditional display, both have a size of 11.6-inches and a resolution of 1366×798 pixels. Acer didn’t reveal all the specifications, but we know that both models will sport the same specs. They boast about the “latest Intel Celeron processors”, a battery that will power the computer for 10 hours, 4GB of RAM, as well as 16GB or 3GB of eMMC storage. This means that they have double amount of RAM compared to last year’s Chromebook 15. The Chromebooks are also equipped with two USB 3.1 Type-C ports and two USB 3.0 ports. A MicroSD card reader is also included in the devices. Most Chromebooks support the Google Play store and can, therefore, run Android applications which also is the case for these laptops.
As mentioned before, the price will start at $250 for the non-touchscreen model and will be slightly higher for the touchscreen model. Acer didn’t reveal exactly how much the difference will be but recent Chromebooks by Acer usually cost $50 more for the touchscreen. The Chromebook 11 is fairly priced considering the specs and it’s a little bit cheaper than the Chromebook C771 also from the same company. These affordable laptops will be launched in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East in March, and it will come to North America in April.
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