2 new, rugged HP Chromebooks announced for CES 2018

11 January, 2018, 08:30 | Author: Sherri Guerrero
  • Acer Chromebook 11 packs USB-C and 10 hour battery

While not my cup of tea, the Acer Chromebook 11 (2018) is likely to make several people happy. Add to that the small 11.6-inch display, and it can be packed in your bag easily. Other connectivity options include 2 USB 3.0 ports, Bluetooth 4.2, and 2x2 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity.

With Intel Celeron processors, the Chromebook 11 should be able to handle multiple apps and browser tabs. It will also be powered by Intel Celeron processor and pack USB Type-C ports. The Chromebook 11 G6 will come with a USB Type-C port. The 11.6-inch Chrome OS laptop comes with 4GB of RAM by default, plus your choice of either 16GB or 32GB of onboard storage.

Acer refreshes the Chromebook 11 with USB C ports and a $249 price tag
2 new, rugged HP Chromebooks announced for CES 2018

As reported by CNET, the HP Chromebook 14 G5 is aimed for corporate sector while the Chromebook 11 G6 is targeted at students. Just like any other Chromebook it runs on ChromeOS and is now also compatible with Android apps. To be precise, a touch supporting display bearing CB311-8HT model, and another non-touch version which carries the model number CB311-8. The whole thing is 0.71-inches thick and weighs 2.43 pounds. An included microSD card slot can be used as extra storage space or transfer files and content. Actually, the OS is a full Linux distribution that is both extremely secure and easy to use. HP Chromebook 14 G5 will go on sale in February as well and the pricing remains a mystery. Many Chromebook customers store their files on Google Drive which protects files, documents, and photos safely in the cloud, and ensures that the most current version of the file or document is always available and safe, even if the Chromebook is lost or stolen. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via www.acer.com.

Acer has stated that the Chromebook 11 is going to be available in the EMEA market first and will cost €249, while it'll be available in the U.S. come April for $249. Let's take a look at what Acer is offering.

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