Acer announces student-oriented Chromebook 11 C732
Acer has debuted a new Chromebook with a 180-degree hinge, aimed at the education market, the Chromebook 11 C732. It has a rugged design, featuring MIL-STD 810G (U.S. Military Standard) compliance, an IP41 rating for object and water intrusion.
Its durability features aim to safeguard itself against potential antics from students. For instance, the Chromebook doesn’t have an opening greater than 1mm in diameter to protect from intrusion from something like a paperclip. It also has an internal honeycomb structure that allows a closed unit to handle up to 60kg of downward force. Additionally, it can tolerate drops from heights up to 122cm, and the keys are recessed to prevent students from pulling them out.
The Chromebook 11 C732 sports a fanless design to ensure that operation in the classroom is quiet, but also means that it operates quite efficiently. Acer claims a battery life of up to 12 hours.
As for connectivity, the device has two USB 3.1 Type-C Gen.1 ports that support power delivery for charging. There are also certain models that include 4G LTE connectivity.
Both students and teachers will have access to the vast library of educational Android apps, as the device fully supports Google Play.
Acer Chromebook 11 C732 specs:
11.6-inch IPS touch/TN non-touch display @ 1366 x 768 resolution
Intel dual-core Celeron N3350/ Intel quad-core Celeron N3450
4GB/8GB LPDDR4 RAM
32GB/64GB eMMC internal storage
2 x USB 3.1 Type C Gen.1
2 x USB 3.0 Type A
1 x MicroSD card reader
2×2 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi
Acer HD Webcam (front)
302 x 209 x 21.3mm
The Acer Chromebook 11 C732 will be available in North America in March, with pricing starting at $279 (~Php14.2k) for non-touch models, and $299 (~Php15.3k) for touch models. It is expected to arrive in EMEA in April with a starting price of €329 (~Php20.7k).