Acer recently announced the whole new Chromebook 11 N7 (C731) at the ongoing CES 2017 in Las Vegas. The new Chromebook is designed with students and education customers in mind, ensuring maximum durability at minimum IT maintenance. The laptop is military standard compliant so that it can handle up to 60kg of force on the top cover, the company said in a statement. “The reinforced case and hinges result in greater resistance to twisting and stress, even if students cram them into their backpacks,” said Acer.
Acer Chromebook 11 N7 flaunts an 11.6-inch IPS screen with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution. Powering the laptop is Intel’s Celeron dual-core processor. Furthermore, it comes with 4GB RAM and up to 32GB eMMC storage. There is also a built-in SD card reader for added memory. It undoubtedly runs Chrome OS. However, users will also be able to install Android apps via the Google Play Store in future. On the connectivity front, Acer Chrome 11 N7 offers Dual-band Wi-Fi, one USB 4.0 port, two USB 3.0 ports, and an HDMI port.
Acer Chromebook 11 N7 comes with a spill-resistant keyboard that can protect against spills of up to 330 ml water. The laptop features a fan-less design that may result in dust accumulation and airflow issues. The hinge opens up to 180-degree. Interestingly, it is said to offer up to 12 hours of battery life. It will be available in North America this month starting $229.99 (approximately Rs 15,700). It will go on sale in EMEA regions next month starting 299 euros (approximately Rs 21,240).