09 January, 2018
The world leader in PC sales has two new Chromebooks to showcase at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, and the education-focused Chrome OS laptops are... nothing special. With all of that, it still comes in at under 19mm thin, and weighs in at 2.8 pounds.
Chrome OS is moving ahead nicely this CES with this time Acer announcing a brand new Chromebook coming to market this year.
Also, both Chromebook models include the 7th gen Intel Celeron N processors. But USB-C has remained rare in entry-level machines like the Chromebook 11.
A fanless design on the Intel Celeron CPU ensures that the Chromebook 11 chugs along quietly.
The Chromebook 11 is outfitted with an 11.6-inch display that features a surprisingly low 1366×768 resolution, as well as options for touch and non-touch displays. "The model numbers for these new devices are CB311-8HT and CB311-8H and they both offer up an 11.6" display. Not only do we see the addition of 2 x USB-C 3.1 ports for charging, transfer and display out, the Chromebook retains 2 USB-A ports for the masses who still use the widely prevalent hardware standard.
It comes with an HDR webcam for video calling and has dual stereo speakers with an integrated microphone. Customers can stay connected to their network with fast and reliable 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless connectivity.
Alongside that processing power, the Chromebox G2 packs up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and either a 32GB or 64GB SSD for storage. HP Chromebook 14 G5 will go on sale in February as well and the pricing remains a mystery.
Availability wise, Acer has said that the Chromebook will appear in the European, Middle Eastern, and African markets in March where the base model will start at €249, before launching in the United States in April for US$249.More news: Google brings Android Pay and Google Wallet together under Google Pay banner