Acer Chromebook 11 adds USB-C, but doesn't fix the screen

Acer Chromebook 11 adds USB-C, but doesn't fix the screen”

The world leader in PC sales has two new Chromebooks to showcase at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, and the education-focused Chrome OS laptops are... nothing special.

In terms of difference, the 11.6-inch Chromebook sees the biggest change with a change in position of ports.

As the CES 2018 is knocking on the door, HP has come up with an announcement that includes a next-gen Chromebox and two new Chromebooks.

Compared to the previous Chromebook 11 series from the house of Acer, the new Chromebook will be more portable and compact.

Powered by the latest 7th-generation Intel Celeron chipsets, both the devices ship with USB Type-C ports, and share a similar design as well. Notably, the Chromebook 11 boasts a fanless design, making it a quiet option for students. To be precise, a touch supporting display bearing CB311-8HT model, and another non-touch version which carries the model number CB311-8.

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The Chromebook 11 is outfitted with an 11.6-inch display that features a surprisingly low 1366×768 resolution, as well as options for touch and non-touch displays. An included microSD card slot can be used as extra storage space or transfer files and content. Bluetooth 4.2 and WiFi 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO are also onboard as standard.

Chromebooks are widely known as a fast, easy and secure way to work and play both online and offline.

"The new Acer Chromebook 11 continues Acer's tradition of delivering strong performance with all the benefits of Chrome OS at an excellent value". The Acer Chromebook 11 will shipping April, the company says, priced from $249.

Alongside that processing power, the Chromebox G2 packs up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and either a 32GB or 64GB SSD for storage. The Chromebook 11 will also be available in EMEA countries with a starting price of €249 (around ₹18,930) in March, however, exact specifications, price and date of availability will be announced later.

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