Acer is saying 5 new laptops geared toward colleges at the moment, consisting of 4 Chromebooks and one Home windows convertible. Two of the Chromebooks are Intel-based convertibles, with screens that spin round to show them into laptops, whereas the opposite two characteristic a extra conventional design and are powered by Arm-based processors. All 5 laptops are designed to be sturdy, with spill-resistant keyboards and elements examined to MIL-STD 810H navy sturdiness requirements.
The 2 convertible Chromebooks are the Acer Spin 512 and Spin 511. They’re powered by Intel processors (particularly the N4500 and N5100). The Spin 511 has a 11.6-inch HD 16:9 show, whereas the Spin 512 has a 12-inch HD+ 3:2 show. Each include as much as 64GB of storage, and 8GB of RAM, whereas battery life is rated as much as 10 hours.
Each the Spin 512 and Spin 511 have antimicrobial scratch-resistant shows, however the Spin 512 additionally includes a related antimicrobial coating on its keyboard and touchpad. The Chromebooks can be out there in Europe in March and North America in April. The Spin 512 begins at $429.99 (€399), whereas the Spin 511 is barely cheaper at $399.99 (€369).
Subsequent up are the 11-inch Arm-based Chromebook 511 and Chromebook 311, which even have sturdy designs. The 511 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c processor, options 4G LTE connectivity and may go for as much as 20 hours on a cost. In the meantime, the 311 has a Mediatek MT8183 processor and likewise runs for as much as 20 hours on a cost. The 311 launches this month in North America and is priced beginning at $299.99, whereas the 511 is coming in April beginning at $399.99. They’ll launch in Europe in March for €269 and €399 respectively.
Lastly, there’s a $329.99 (€409) Home windows laptop computer, the TravelMate Spin B3. It additionally features a sturdy keyboard that may flip round to show the laptop computer right into a pill, and is powered by as much as an Intel Pentium Silver processor with as a lot as 12 hours of battery life. The Spin B3 comes with an antimicrobial show as commonplace, and the choice of getting the same coating on its keyboard and touchpad. The laptop computer will launch in North America in April, and Europe in some unspecified time in the future in Q2.