Acer's New Chromebook Spin 11 Features A 360-Degree Hinge

Chromebook Spin 11

Two USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1 ports are built in, as well as two USB 3.0 ports, a microSD card reader and Bluetooth 4.2 and 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac WiFi connectivity. You also get two USB 3.0 Type A ports and Acer also promises an "all-day battery life". The Acer Chromebook 11 C732 is IP41-rated, and drop tested up to 122 cm / 48 inches. Users also have the option to include LTE connectivity. The optional stylus powered by Wacom® EMR (Electro-Magnetic Resonance) technology (2) can be used with the Chromebook to provide an excellent digital writing experience that mimics actual pen and paper. Let us take a look at the new products and specifications. That resolution is a disappointment, but the Chromebook Spin makes up for it with a touchscreen and support for a Wacom stylus, as well as a hinge that allows you to flip the screen back on itself to use the laptop like a tablet.

Acer hasn't announced pricing and availability for the new Chromebox desktop. Acer hasn't revealed pricing for the new Chromebox.

The Chromebook 11 C732 goes on sale in April with prices starting at €329 (around £290, $405, or AU$505). Plus, customers can stand it up in display mode to get closer to the screen, or use it in tent-mode for small spaces. This machine comes with an HD webcam just above the keyboard.

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On the rear side, there is Gigabit Ethernet, three more USB ports, HDMI, and USB-C. It's also well connected with a brace of USB Type-C ports, two USB 3.0 connections, and a microSD card reader. The Chromebook Spin 11 has two options for processors which include quad-core Pentium or Celeron. It can also be specced with either 4GB or 8GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of storage. The notebook measures about 0.84-inch and is priced at $300 (Rs 19,000 approximately), while non-touch versions start at $280 (Rs 17,800 approximately).

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For the more adventurous, the Chromebook Spin 11 is the more exciting (and commensurately more expensive) model with that 360-degree hinge.

Easy to use and hard to infect with viruses, Chromebooks are the laptops for choice for schools. Customers simply log into their own Google account to access their Gmail, Google Docs, apps, extensions, bookmarks and other information. Chrome OS has done well in education in the United States, and it's likely Google and their partners are hoping to find the same traction around the world. It will be available in March starting at $279.99 for the non-touch, and $299.99 for the touch model.

When it comes to Chromebooks, Acer is one of the premier manufacturers.

Following several announcements at CES and Lenovo's yesterday, Acer is now the latest company to announces Chrome OS devices for 2018.

Acer is giving the popular CXI2 Chomebox a redesign with the CXI3. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and/or service marks, indicated or otherwise, are the property of their respective owners. Actual battery life varies by model, configuration, applications, power management settings, operating conditions, and utilized features.

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