Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Acer Chromebook 11 C771 with rugged design announced, starts at $280

Acer has announced a new budget Chromebook designed for classroom use. Dubbed Chromebook 11 C771, the laptop is able to withstand daily classroom abuse thanks to its rugged design. It is resistant to dust and water, and can survive drops from about a four feet and withstand up to 132 pounds of downward force. It also includes a spill resistant keyboard.

The Chromebook 11 C771 sports an 11.6-inch IPS display bearing the resolution 1366 x 768 pixels, and has a 180-degree hinge, so that it rests 180-degree flat on the work surface. It is equipped with sixth genration Intel Celeron processor (3855U), 32GB storage and supports up to 4GB RAM. 

Acer is offering touch (C771T) and non-touch screen (C771) models of the device. The touch screen model is rated to deliver up to 12 hours of run time, and the non-touchscreen model will run for up to 13 hours on a single charge.

Each model features a 720p HDR webcam, stereo speakers, microSD card rearder, WiFi 802.11ac, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, 2 x USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port and 3.5mm audio jacks. The Chromebook is is about 0.8-inches thick and weighs 1.35kg.

The Chromebook C771 (non-touch model)  is priced at $279.99, while the touch model (C771T) costs $329.99, and is now available in the U.S. Acer says it will also release the C711 with 6th genration Core i3 and i5 in September.

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