After HP’s announcements of its latest Chrome OS devices, Acer is also following the footsteps with its latest Chromebook: the Chromebook 11.
The most notable thing about the Chromebook, which comes in two models CB311-8H and CB311-8HT, is that it is all covered in the blue casing, giving the device a nice, vibrant look. There is also a sort of woven pattern on the cover that is somewhat similar to blue jeans. Meanwhile, the display’s bezel, palm rests, and keys remain black and serve as a nice contrast overall.
The device uses the latest Intel Celeron chips with 4GB of memory and either 16GB or 32GB of eMMC storage. Battery life is claimed to give 10 hours with charging possible through either of the two USB-c ports. There are also two USB 3.0 port and a microSD card slot. Other specs include Bluetooth 4.2, 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and an HDR camera for video conferencing.
Unfortunately, the 11.6-inch IPS panel still features a 1366×768 resolution display. However, it can be configured with a touchscreen for use with Android apps via Google Play.
These models will be first available in European, Middle Eastern and African markets in March with a price tag starting at €249, while the devices will hit North American market a month later for $249.