Not too long ago, Acer took the stage at their own Acer Next event to announce their new generation of devices. Now, the company is bringing in an array of devices for their business and corporate partners.
Building on their announcements last year, the company is continuing to push the Chromebook platform. Last years line up showcased some of the most innovative Chromebook devices yet; with waterproof and multimode devices taking centerstage. This year, Acer continues to build on their portfolio with more multimode devices, tablets and even a desktop.
Acer Chromebook Spin 11
The new Chromebook Spin 11 puts productivity and media consumption in the forefront with the company’s patented 360° dual-torque hinge. The hinge allows the laptop to be used in 4 different modes (tablet, tent, laptop and display) depending on what they are doing.
It comes with a touch enabled 11.6-inch HD+ IPS display with a resolution of 1366×768 pixels. In addition, Chromebook Spin 11 comes with a Wacom EMR stylus which allows you to draw, take notes or even doodle. The company touts that the stylus as one of the best writing experiences in the market. The laptop also comes with an Acer HD webcam with an 88° field of view.
The Acer Chromebook Spin 11 runs on Google’s Chrome OS. With its recent support for Android applications, the new laptop will have added functionality thanks to the vast library of apps available in the Google Play Store.
The Chromebook Spin 11 will come with two USB Type-C ports used for charging, projection and even data transfers. The Spin 11 is touted to have over 10-hours of battery life. This is largely due to the Intel Celeron Processor powering the laptop.
The Chromebook Spin 11 will run you about RM1,399 for the 4GB RAM/32GB memory version or RM1,699 for the 8GB RAM/64GB memory version. It is already available in all Acer retailers and the online store.
Acer Chromebook 11
Made with the more rugged users in mind, the Acer Chromebook 11 adheres to the MIL-STD 810F standard for sand and dust intrusion protection. The laptop can tolerate drops of up to 122cm (48-inches). The unique honeycomb structure of the build of the laptop allows the top cover to withstand about 60kg of downward force. It also has greater resistance to twisting and stress thanks to the reinforced case hinges.
The Chromebook 11 comes with an 11.6-inch IPS screen. You get even better functionality and viewing experiences thanks to the 180° hinge. It also comes with 2 USB Type-C ports for charging, projection and also data transfers. The Chromebook 11 will be powered by the Intel Celeron as well.
The Acer Chromebook 11 will run you RM1,099 and is already available through official Acer stores.
Acer Chromebook Tab 10
One of the first Chromebook tablets, the Chromebook Tab 10 brings a new, more productivity centric approach to Chromebook form factors. The Chromebook Tab 10 comes with a Wacom stylus and is able to last for about 9 hours on a single charge. Charging up shouldn’t be a hassle with the USB 3.1 Type-C connectivity.
Powered by a dual core OP1 processor which uses the energy efficient Cortex A72 processor, the Tab 10 is built for multitasking. It will also have 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. It also comes with a 9.7-inch QXGA display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels.It will be able to support AR technology in the near future thanks to Google’s Expeditions AR.
The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 will cost RM1,299 and is already available through official Acer stores.
Acer Chromebox CXI3
This could be the first implementation of the Chrome OS in a desktop form factor. The Chromebox CXI3 brings the power of the 8th Generation Intel Core i processors with up to 16GB of RAM to the Chrome OS eco system. It is easily one of the most powerful Chrome OS devices out there. It has the ability to support dual monitors with its 2 HDMI outputs.
The Chromebox is designed to fit seamlessly into any office environment. It’s compact design also helps it squeeze into the most cluttered workspaces. It will cost RM1,999.
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