Acer Chromebook 11 embraces USB-C and Google Play

HP Chromebook 11 G6

The Acer Chromebook 11 has been one of the best cheap, low-power Chromebooks you can buy for kids or students for a long time.

As for the size, it is quite easy to carry around with the thickness of 0.71-inch and the laptop weighs only 2.43 pounds.

Acer has launched a new version of its new Chromebook 11. 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.

Battery life is claimed to be up to 10 hours on a single charge and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity ensures you can make the most of Chrome OS and the many online Google software apps, such as Google Docs and Gmail. In terms of design, the Chromebook 11 G6 has witnessed a change in position of ports (USB Type-C and USB Type-A). "The model numbers for these new devices are CB311-8HT and CB311-8H and they both offer up an 11.6" display. Coming to i/o, there are two USB 3.0 and debuting this year there are two USB 3.1 Type-C ports.

As with other recent Chromebooks, the Chromebook 11 supports the Google Play Store, so you get access to all the Android apps you could possibly want.

The Acer Chromebook 11 comes with an 11.6-inch 1366×768 resolution display and is powered by the Intel Celeron processor, just like other Acer Chromebook. There's two standard USB ports too, and a microSD card slot.

"The new Acer Chromebook 11 continues Acer's tradition of delivering strong performance with all the benefits of Chrome OS at an excellent value".

Above the display there's a high-dynamic range (HDR) camera, while the Chromebook 11 also has dual stereo speakers and a microphone.

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). It provides an internal storage of 32GB that can be expanded up to 64GB.

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