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Acer Chromebook 11 hands-on review

09 January 2018, 01:58 | Dawn Berry

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Acer has made a subtle addition to its lineup of Chromebooks with a new one having only a few mild changes and no real upgrades to the Chromebook 11. With a weight of 2.43 pounds, the laptop measures 0.71-inch thickness and looks slim. Inside, Acer has equipped the Chromebook 11 with an Intel Celeron processor, 2GB/4GB of RAM, 16GB/32GB of storage, and a battery that should provide 10 hours of power.

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.

Acer's Chromebook 11 is so mainstream you might overlook it. To be precise, a touch supporting display bearing CB311-8HT model, and another non-touch version which carries the model number CB311-8.

The HP Chromebook 11 G6 EE is quite similar to the Acer Chromebook 11 in terms of the specifications - It will feature a 11.6-inch screen with 1366x768p resolution with both touch and non-touch version on sale.

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There are two USB Type-C ports as well present in the device. It also has a microSD card reader. On the other hand, the Chromebook 14 G5 comes with a 14-inch display with 1366×768 pixels resolution. Other specs include Bluetooth 4.2 and 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

"The new Acer Chromebook 11 continues Acer's tradition of delivering strong performance with all the benefits of Chrome OS at an excellent value". It will be available either in 2GB or 4GB RAM and 16GB or 32GB of storage. As far as its availability is on quest, the new Chromebook 11 is set to be launched initially in EMEA, most probably in coming March.

The Acer Chromebook 11 sports a plastic build, and, the company says that it will be available in several models in North America in April with a starting price of $249 (around ₹15,800).



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