Acer announces new education product range
Designed to last through an entire school day, the devices can provide up to 12 hours of battery life on a single charge
Acer has announced a new line-up of products, targeting the education sector.
Acer debuted its new 12-inch Chromebook, the Acer Chromebook 712, a 12-inch display with 3:2 aspect ratio for better vertical viewing and productivity, and the latest 10th Gen Intel Core processors for first-rate performance.
Acer has also expanded its line of TravelMate notebooks with the convertible TravelMate Spin B3 and clamshell TravelMate B3, devices intended for the K-12 education market. The portable 11.6-inch notebooks come with enhanced performance and sport a sturdy design to protect them from the knocks of school life, ideal for use both in-school and out-of-school.
Powered by up to 10th Gen Intel Core i3 processors, the Chromebook 712 provides the performance capabilities needed to handle more complex and challenging classes such as coding or video editing. This power also lets students collaborate on school projects, run multiple apps and stream educational videos with ease. With up to 12 hours of battery life, students can expect a full day of usage on one charge.
Chrome OS is automatically updated and guards against ever-changing online threats of viruses and malware to help keep students safe. While at home, parents can install the Family Link app to set daily screen time limits, set parental controls and manage their child’s Google account. Accessibility settings sync across all Chrome OS devices, so as students switch between shared devices or log in at home with their G Suite for Education account, their accessibility settings automatically update.
The TravelMate Spin B3 and TravelMate B3 are reliable devices designed around the needs of K-12 schoolchildren. They feature the latest Intel Pentium and Celeron processors, giving students all the power they need for classroom work, and comply with the MIL-STD 810G military standard, meaning that they’re strong enough to survive the bumps and spills that are part of daily student life. A pressure-resistant top cover, shock-absorbent rubber bumper and reinforced corners all add to the durability of the devices. The notebooks can also get students through the entire school day (up to 12 hours of battery life) on a single charge.
The TravelMate Spin B3 is a flexible device that adapts to the demands of a school day via four usage modes: students can write essays in clamshell mode, watch videos or lectures in display mode, make space on a desk in tent mode when they need to work by hand, and make use of tablet mode when they need to write by hand in math or art class. An optional world-facing camera above the keyboard allows students to capture photos and videos in tablet mode. The TravelMate B3 Spin employs Wacom AES technology to provide a natural writing experience and comes with a dockable stylus.
The school ecosystem is made up of more than just students, and the TravelMate Spin B3 and TravelMate B3 include a variety of features that will make the lives of educators and school IT technicians easier: an optional battery indicator light on the front cover which enables teachers to see which students’ laptops are low on battery, anchored keys that are difficult to remove and an easy-fix keyboard, making it convenient for the school’s IT technician to repair.
The new Acer Chromebook 712, TravelMate B3 and TravelMate Spin B3 will be available to education and commercial customers in Middle East starting from April.