Acer's Chromebook 11 brings USB-C charging to entry-level laptops

Posted January 09, 2018

The Chromebook 11 starts at just $249, but features fairly low-end specs to match.

Acer's new Chromebook 11 (CB311) is a pretty basic affair, targeted to the entry-level market. The new Acer Chromebook 11 boasts of being fanless and yet offers a long-last battery life, an impressive 11.6-inch screen, and USB 3.1 Type-C ports.

Just looking at the image gallery below, you will be impressed with the simple yet stylish design of the new Acer Chromebook 11. In terms of design, the Chromebook 11 G6 has witnessed a change in position of ports (USB Type-C and USB Type-A).

Acer's Chromebook 11 is so mainstream you might overlook it.

Acer's Chromebook 11 brings USB-C charging to entry-level laptops

Powered by an Intel Celeron processor, the Acer Chromebook 11 CB311 will be available in both 2GB and 4GB RAM variants. One is a touch display version and other is non-touch display version. To be precise, a touch supporting display bearing CB311-8HT model, and another non-touch version which carries the model number CB311-8. Plus, customers can use the MicroSD card reader to access and transfer content. Bluetooth 4.2 and WiFi 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO are also onboard as standard.

Availability wise, Acer has said that the Chromebook will appear in the European, Middle Eastern, and African markets in March where the base model will start at €249, before launching in the United States in April for US$249.

Still, given most people look to Chrome OS for its balance of capabilities and affordability, we suspect more will pick the new Acer than cough up around four times the amount for the Pixelbook. The notebook is equipped well enough for its price in the multimedia aspect as well with an HDR camera for Google Hangouts, dual stereo speakers, and an integrated microphone.

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