Acer unveils new Chromebooks and a new Chromebox

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The Chromebook Spin 11 updates last year's offering that launched at Bett for the education market.

The Acer Chromebook Spin 11 follows its predecessors with an inexpensive price starting at $349 (versions with more than the standard 32GB cost a bit more, although the company did not say how much more).

The Spin 11 starts at $349, and all configurations have an 11.6-inch 1366×768 IPS Touchscreen, two USB-C (3.1 gen 1) ports, two USB 3.0 type A ports, a headphone jack, a micro SD card reader, a 5MP camera, and a weight of 2.75 pounds. This battery must be worse than the Spin 11 since it only gets "12 hours" of battery life. The two models, the CP311-1H and the CP311-1HN, will be priced at $349 (Rs 22,200 approximately) and will go on sale in the USA starting March.

The Acer Chromebook 11 C732 is an education-focused notebook.

The new Chromebook 11 C732 is a rugged laptop available to education customers and comes with optional 4G connectivity.

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The new Acer Chromebook Spin 11 includes two USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1 ports, which can be used to charge the device as well as other products, transfer data quickly up to 5Gbps, and connect to an HD display to share visuals.

Following several announcements at CES and Lenovo's yesterday, Acer is now the latest company to announces Chrome OS devices for 2018. Chromebooks can also work with Android apps, making millions of programs originally designed for smartphones and tablets, accessible. It also features two USB 3.1 Type-C ports, two USB 3.0 ports, a microSD card reader, and 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity.

The new Chromebooks include the Chromebook 11 which comes in a traditional clamshell form factor, and the Chromebook Spin 11 which offers the versatility of a 360-degree hinge allowing for tablet, clamshell and other form factors.

The Chromebook Spin also has an 11-inch 1366×768 screen, much like the smaller MacBook Air. It's available with Intel Pentium and Celeron quad-core processors, with either 4GB or 6GB RAM, and either 32GB or 64GB eMMC storage. It's a convertible machine courtesy of its 360-degree hinge. Those will be announced when select regions bring them to market. European prices start at €329. They'll be available in the United States from March and Europe from April. The Chromebox CXI3 is aimed at both the education field and commercial customers. Also included is 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless and Bluetooth 4.2. RAM goes up to 8GB and on-board storage can hit 64GB of eMMC SSD.

The CX13 has an optional VESA mounting kit to attach it to the back of your monitor making Kiosk style computing quite easy to set up.

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