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Acer launches Chromebook 11 N7, rugged and designed for education
Wednesday January 4, 2017 9:37 PM, Agencies

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

The Chromebook features 11.6-inch display with 1,366x768 resolution and is designed to open up to 180 degrees making the device lay flat on a table for sharing purposes.

"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 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 company said.

There are actually two models of this rugged Chromebook, with the C731, and C731T, with the T meaning Touch. The Touch model bumps up to an IPS display on this 11.6-inch model, and both are 1366x768 resolution. The display hinge on both will open to 180° which Acer says promotes sharing.

The devices will be available this month in North America, and February in the EMEA, starting at $229.99 and $299 respectively.

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