Acer has officially taken the wraps off a brand-new collection of laptops, namely Chromebook 11 C732. The line-up, which is scheduled to launch sometime in March for a starting price of $279, is specifically designed to be durable, regardless of the situation. According to the announcement made by the company, the line-up can survive a 4-foot drop, spill, bump and even sand.
According to a report by Laptop Mag, the line-up is made available in two variants: a device that comes with touch (C732) and the other one that comes with a non-touch screen (model C732T). The latest Acer Chromebook is protected by an 11.6-inch clamshell, which further boasts of an IP41 rating. In other words, it can easily survive through dripping water without being severely affected.
The laptop further packs a fanless design and no opening that’s bigger than 1 millimetre so there’s little room for dust to penetrate in. The laptop is integrated with a tamper and spill-resistant keyboard and chassis that can survive 132 pounds of force.
As far as its specifications are concerned, the laptop is powered by the Intel Celeron N3350 or N3450 CPU. The laptop further packs 8GB of RAM and about 64GB of inbuilt memory. On the display front, the Chromebook features 1,366 x 768 pixels resolution and weighs roughly 2.78 pounds. The laptop’s battery, according to Acer, can last up to 12 hours on a single charge.
The Acer Chromebook 11 comes preloaded with Google Play. Therefore, users can run Android applications directly out of the box. On the connectivity front, the laptop includes support for USB Type-C ports for charging and connecting, two USB 3.0 ports and a microSD card slot for memory expansion. The laptop also further comes with the support of an optional pen. As mentioned previously, the Acer Chromebook 11 will be launched for a starting price of $349 in the month of March.