Acer this morning announced four new durable and modern Chromebooks for students and education customers. The announcement comes one week after Microsoft and its hardware partners announced new Windows 11 SE laptops for education.
“The popularity of Chromebooks continues to grow thanks to the robust features in the Chrome Education Upgrade combined with advances in Chromebook design, features, and technology,” Acer general manager James Lin says. “These new Acer Chromebooks deliver the foundational technology that helps students strive for success at school, while also ensuring teachers and administrators have a powerful device for class preparation and IT management.”
The four Chromebooks are:
Acer Chromebook 512 (C852/C852T). Powered by Intel Celeron and Pentium Silver processors, the Chromebook 512 features a 12-inch display with a 3:2 aspect ratio that offers 18 percent more vertical screen space than a standard 16:9 display. Acer says this change makes the 512 “great for reading and writing.” It will cost $350 and be available later in January.
Acer Chromebook 511 (C734/C734T). This traditional clamshell model offers Intel Celeron processors and an 11.6-inch display, and it is designed for young students with its adherence to toy safety standards. It will cost $350 and be available in February.
Acer Chromebook 314 (C934/C934T). This Chromebook is designed for older students, teachers, and administrators. It is powered by higher-end Intel Celeron and Pentium Silver processors and offers a large 14-inch Full HD display and high-quality DTS Audio. It will cost $430 and be available sometime in H2 2022.
Acer Chromebook Spin 311 (R722T/R723T). This convertible Chromebook is aimed at K-12 students who move between labs, classrooms, and home. It is powered by a MediaTek MT8183 ARM processor and features an anti-microbial Corning Gorilla Glass display and 15-hour battery life. It will cost $400 and be available in March.
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