Acer launches a new Chromebook 11 with USB-C

Acer launches a new Chromebook 11 with USB-C

The HP-made laptops running Google-made operating system will be showcased during the CES 2018 conference at Las Vegas.

The new Chromebook 11 will be available in two different variants with the main difference being the addition of a touch display on the CB311-8HT model, compared to the non-touch version which comes with the CB311-8H model number.

No, it's not a 360-degree hinge that turns the computer into a pseudo-tablet, as last year's Acer and Asus Google for Education Chromebooks were (or HP's own convertible x360).

HP is adding two Chromebooks to its lineup, which are essentially refreshed versions of its Chromebook 11 G5 that debuted in June 2016. The devices have a thickness of less than 19mm and the design has passed military tests MIL-STD 810G.

Unfortunately, the Chromebook 11 has a bad resolution for a modern laptop - its 11.6-inch display only has a 1366 x 768 resolution, like its predecessor, the Chromebook 11 C771, which was launched last August and aimed at students.

Unfortunately, the 11.6-inch IPS display has the awful 1366x768 "standard" cheap laptop resolution we wish would just go away forever.

It is safe to assume that the laptops will run all the Android apps. The Chromebook will include Bluetooth 4.2, as well as 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and an HDR video conferencing camera.

Although the devices will be present at CES 2018, the report states HP to launch the Chromebooks in February.

While Acer didn't release exact specs for the models - we only know they'll sport the 'latest Intel Celeron processors, ' for example - but did note they'll come with 4GB of memory and either 16GB or 32GB of eMMC storage.

The Intel Celeron N processors used by the HP Chromebook models work in conjunction with Intel HD Graphics 500 and support up to 64GB of storage space. Rest of the specifications stay the same. The device is said to have a detachable keyboard and look similar to the Galaxy Book.

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