Acer and HP unveil new Chromebooks ahead of CES

09 January, 2018, 02:01 | Author: Boyd Miller
  • HP Chromebook 14 G5

"The new Chromebook 11 continues Acer's tradition of delivering strong performance with all the benefits of Chrome OS at an excellent value", said James Lin, General Manager, Commercial & Detachable Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. The Chromebook is pretty slim at 0.71 inches and weighs 2.43 pounds.

Acer has launched a new version of its new Chromebook 11. Inside, Acer has equipped the Chromebook 11 with an Intel Celeron processor, 2GB/4GB of RAM, 16GB/32GB of storage, and a battery that should provide 10 hours of power. The Chromebook 11 G6 and 14 G5 are said to be an upgrade to the company's last-generation Chromebook. To be precise, a touch supporting display bearing CB311-8HT model, and another non-touch version which carries the model number CB311-8.

Either way, you get two USB 3.1 Type-C ports, either of which can be used to charge the Chromebook, or to connect data devices or an external display. It also has a microSD card reader.

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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. Bluetooth 4.2 and WiFi 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO are also onboard as standard. The new Chromebook 11 is going to be debuted at CES 2018 event in Las Vegas, and after that, the sales will begin in March with the base price set at $249. There will be a few variants on sale of the device with 2GB or 4GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of storage and touch or non-touch screen option.

The new HP Chromebook will be released in April, with a price yet to be disclosed.

The Chromebooks come with an HDR camera and there are dual-stereo speakers included as well with an integrated microphone.

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