Acer Chromebook 11 embraces USB-C and Google Play

09 January, 2018, 02:00 | Author: Jeannette Greene
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The new Acer Chromebook 11 CB311 follows in the footsteps of its predecessor the Braswell-powered Acer C731 and offers numerous familiar features while bringing some much-needed updates to the table.

Acer's new Chromebook 11 (CB311) is a pretty basic affair, targeted to the entry-level market. The Acer Chromebook 11 announced at CES this year weighs just 1.1 kg and aims to bring good performance in a portable design (18.15 mm thick) with a 10 hour battery life. The base model lands with a Celeron 3865U, and there are upgrades available with the Intel Core i5-7300U, and the brand new Intel Core i7 8650U. Like all newly released Chromebooks, the Acer CB311 will come with Android Apps out of the box so you can get your Candy Crush on with no delay. It will also be powered by Intel Celeron processor and pack USB Type-C ports. It has a fanless design that makes it quieter.

The Acer Chromebook 11 CB311 comes with the 11.6-inch display with still the HD resolution, i.e. 1366 x 768 pixels, just like its predecessor, i.e. the Chromebook C771. There is a microSD card reader to expand the onboard 16 GB or 32 GB storage. Other specs include Bluetooth 4.2 and 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

It comes with an HDR webcam for video calling and has dual stereo speakers with an integrated microphone.


Acer has added one more Chromebook to its ever-growing product range.

The Acer Chromebook 11 sports a plastic build, and, the company says that it will be available in several models in North America in April with a starting price of $249 (around ₹15,800). Hence, you can easily carry the Chromebook to any place on the go.

It comes with either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, depending on your specifications choice, and models can have up to 4GB of RAM.

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