Acer delivers full lineup of chromebooks
Two 11.6-inch models provide up to 10 hours of battery life and fast on-the-go connections for productivity
Acer has unveiled four new Chromebooks that provide the performance, portability and battery life today’s families, students and small business owners need in a Chromebook.
“Today we’re offering four new Chromebooks in three sizes, so consumers can get the right Acer Chromebook with the display size, features and technology that fits their lifestyle needs” James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business at Acer.
Two Chromebooks with Large, Anti-Glare Displays
Acer’s two new Chromebooks with large displays boost productivity in a range of environments. The new 15.6 inch Acer Chromebook 315 (CB315-3H/3HT) and 14-inch Acer Chromebook 314 (CB314-1H/1HT) can both be enjoyed in bright-light conditions thanks to their anti-glare displays that provide sharp and legible text as well as vivid, clear videos, and photos.
These Chromebooks are available with up to a Full HD (1920 x 1080 resolution) display with IPS technology and wide viewing angles in both touch and non-touch models. The new design with thin bezels surrounding the large displays, makes the visuals even more vibrant and compelling.
In addition, the Acer Chromebook 315 has a dedicated numeric keypad, making it a great device for individuals and small business owners.
Two Compact 11.6-inch Chromebooks
Customers wanting a more compact solution to take on trips, to school, or to easily move around the home have two new 11.6-inch Chromebook.
The Acer Chromebook Spin 311 (CP311-2H) has a convertible 360-degree design, so its HD touchscreen display can be used in four different modes: tablet, notebook, display and tent. The small 1.2 kg device (2.62 pounds) features an Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass touch display that provides scratch resistance to further protect the device.
This cleaner, tougher cover glass is made possible by an antimicrobial compound that resists the growth of odor and stain causing microorganisms. The Acer Chromebook Spin 311 can be purchased with an optional Wacom EMR Stylus, so families can sketch, take notes, and do more directly on the display.
The Acer Chromebook 311 has a traditional notebook design that weighs just 1.06 kg (2.34 pounds) so it’s easy to carry in book bags and backpacks. The HD display features IPS technology and comes in touch (CB311-9HT) and non-touch (CB311-9H) options.
Connectivity to Peripherals and Online
All four new Acer Chromebooks include two USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1 ports to charge the device as well as other products, transfer data quickly and connect to an HD display. In addition, there are two USB Type-C ports, a MicroSD card reader for extra storage capacity.
All of the new Chromebooks feature a front-facing HD webcam for video chats and Google Hangouts. The convertible Acer Chromebook Spin 311 also has the option for a world-facing camera for capturing 1080p video.
Customers can stay connected to their network with Intel Gigabit WiFi and a 802.11ac wireless antenna with 2x2 MU-MIMO for wireless connection. Additionally, Bluetooth 5.0 delivers a wireless connection to peripherals.
Performance and Long Battery Life
All four new Acer Chromebooks deliver all-day performance for access to multiple apps and tabs, video streaming and more with the latest dual-core Intel Celeron N4000 or quad-core Intel Celeron N4100 processors. The Acer Chromebook 315 also offers the option for an Intel Pentium Silver N5000 processor.
The Acer Chromebook 315 can be configured with up to 128 GB eMMC storage and up to 8 GB dual-channel SDRAM. The Acer Chromebook 314 and Acer Chromebook Spin 311 can be configured with up to 64 GB of eMMC storage and 8 GB dual-channel SDRAM. The Acer Chromebook 311 offers up to 32 GB of eMMC storage and 4 GB of dual-channel SDRAM.
The Acer Chromebook 315 and Acer Chromebook 314 both deliver day-to-night battery life lasting up to 12.5 hours. The Acer Chromebook Spin 311 and Acer Chromebook 311 both last up to 10 hours for productivity that lasts all day.
The all new Acer Chromebooks feature fanless designs that run quietly. They also have moisture- resistant touchpads to protect the device from unwanted dampness.
All four new Acer Chromebooks feature the Google Assistant, all it needs is to say “Hey Google” to get started. Acer Chromebooks also support multiple user sign-on to keep data safe. Family members can share the system and log onto their unique accounts to ensure their projects. Gmail accounts and information are kept away from prying eyes, even if the Chromebook is damaged or stolen. Storage on Google Drive protects files, documents and photos safely in the cloud, and ensures that the most current version is always available.
Chrome OS delivers fast boot times of about 8 seconds as well as heightened security through automatic updates to guard against ever-changing online threats. The new Acer Chromebooks will support Google Play at launch, so users will have access to Android and Chrome apps.
Pricing and Availability
The Acer Chromebook 315 will be available in EMEA from October, starting at EUR 299.
The Acer Chromebook 314 will be available in EMEA from October, starting at EUR 279.
The Acer Chromebook Spin 311 will be available in EMEA from October, starting at EUR 329.
The Acer Chromebook 311 will be available in EMEA from October, starting at EUR 229.