Acer Announces New Chromebook and Windows Notebooks for Education

Posted on January 21, 2020 by Paul Thurrott in Chrome OS, Chromebook, Hardware, Mobile, Windows 10 with 6 Comments

Timed for the BETT show in London, Acer this morning announced three new laptops, one a Chromebook and two running Windows.

Here’s what’s new.

Acer Chromebook 871. Designed specifically for the education market, this new Chromebook features a durable, MIL-STD 810G-rated design with mechanically anchored keys and a spill-resistant keyboard. It’s powered by 10th-generation Intel Core processors and provides a 12-inch display with a 3:2 aspect ratio. It will become available in North America in March and will start at $329.99.

Acer TravelMate B3 and TravelMate Spin B3. Available in both convertible (Spin) and clamshell models, the TravelMate B3 is also MIL-STD 810G compliant, and both provide up to 12 hours of battery life on a single charge. Both provide Ethernet, two full-sized USB 3.2 ports, and an HDMI port, and select models provide a fully-functional USB-C port for charging, 5 GBs data transfer, and connection to external displays. Both PCs are powered by Intel® Pentium and Celeron processors and will be available in April. The TravelMate Spin B3 will start at $329.99, while the TravelMate B3 will start at $239.99, Acer says.

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