"Acer announces their latest 11" Chromebook ahead of CES 2018

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As reported by CNET, the HP Chromebook 14 G5 is aimed for corporate sector while the Chromebook 11 G6 is targeted at students. Both the Chromebooks feature 1366 x 768 resolution displays that may not sit well with the ones who opt for the larger screen Chromebook, we think that HP should have thrown in an option for 1080p resolution display.

In terms of difference, the 11.6-inch Chromebook sees the biggest change with a change in position of ports.

Acer's Chromebook 11 line has proved to be a popular Chromebook range due its combination of a smaller form factor and powerful performance.

Under the hood is 7th generation Intel Celeron N processors paired with 8GB of RAM. The device will also fully support Google Play when it launches.

Concerning the build and durability aspect, the Chromebook 11 G6 comes with MIL-STD 810G military proofing, which should leave it non-impacted from drops and harsh conditions. The Acer Chromebook 11 also includes two USB 3.0 ports and Bluetooth 4.2. The report says these will also include Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2x2) for better connectivity. Still, the device is a slim 0.71 inches thin and only weighs 2.43 pounds, which makes it decent for lugging around to the library and coffee shop like Acer intends you to. The dual stereo speakers and integrated microphone enhance the webcam experience with high-quality audio.

Chromebooks are easy to use and ideal for sharing by multiple users. 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.

Several models in the Acer Chromebook 11 line (CB311-8HT/CB311-8H) will be available in North America in April with prices starting at $249USD, and in EMEA in March with prices starting at €249. The price for the computers will start at $250, depending on the models. Acer has yet to confirm whether all options and variants will be available in all regions. All batteries' maximum capacity diminishes with time and use.

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