Acer Chromebook 11 hands-on review

Randall Craig
January 9, 2018

The disadvantage of Acer Chromebook 11 is the low resolution of 1366×768 for the 11.6-inch display. With a weight of 2.43 pounds, the laptop measures 0.71-inch thickness and looks slim.

Taiwanese technology conglomerate Acer has announced a new Chromebook at the ongoing CES 2018 tech show in Las Vegas, US.

The biggest upgrade comes in the form of the latest Intel Celeron processors. There is a fanless design to keep the laptop quieter and on a single charge, it is said to be giving about 10 hours of battery life, following the good battery life offered by its predecessors as well. But USB-C has remained rare in entry-level machines like the Chromebook 11.

Interestingly, the new Chromebook 11 is an Android App-Ready Chromebook. Not only do we see the addition of 2 x USB-C 3.1 ports for charging, transfer and display out, the Chromebook retains 2 USB-A ports for the masses who still use the widely prevalent hardware standard.

Acer Chromebook 11 hands-on review

The HP Chromebook 11 G6 EE is quite similar to the Acer Chromebook 11 in terms of the specifications - It will feature a 11.6-inch screen with 1366x768p resolution with both touch and non-touch version on sale.

Out of the box you'll have support for Android apps, along with the regular Chrome apps and extensions. Moreover, the Chromebook also includes a web camera with support for HDR coupled with dual stereo speakers and an integrated microphone.

The Chromebook 11 will launch in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East in March, and in North America in April, for a base price of $249.

As one of the early backers of Chrome OS, Acer has a lot invested into the platform. It comes with 2GB or 4GB of RAM and 16GB or 32GB of internal storage.

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