Acer launches new Chromebook for education customers

Acer Chromebook
Taiwanese hardware and electronics corporation Acer on Wednesday launched Chromebook 11 N7 (C731) for education customers.

The Acer C731T has an 11.6-inch IPS touch screen display, while the C731 has a standard non-touch display.

Chromebook features 11.6-inch display with 1,366×768 resolution and is designed to open up to 180 degrees making the device lay flat on a table for sharing purposes. It provides up to 12 hours of battery life, enough for several days of classroom use.

“The new Acer Chromebook 11 N7 (C731) will set the bar even higher for what schools utilise for their classrooms and labs, a durable design, quiet fan-less operation and a portable form factor,” said Chris Chiang, vice president, Product Management, Acer America, in a statement.

The device is compliant with the US military standard (MIL-STD 810G), has spill-resistant keyboard and is powered by Intel Celeron dual-core processors.

The Acer Chromebook 11 N7 (C731) can handle up to 132 pounds (60kg) of downward force on the top cover, while the reinforced case and hinges result in greater resistance to twisting and stress, even if students cram them into their backpacks.

The Chromebook connects easily to peripherals via Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 3.0 ports and one HDMI port.

The Chromebook 11 N7 (C731) will provide additional capabilities given the planned support for Android apps via the Google Play Store in the coming months.

The Acer Chromebook 11 N7 (C731) has a spill-resistant keyboard that provides protection against spills of up to 11 fluid ounces (330ml) of water. The unique gutter system under the keyboard and touchpad drains water so that it’s routed away from internal components and out the bottom of the chassis.

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