Acer Chromebook 11 hands-on review

HP Chromebook 11 G6

To cater to the same segment, Acer and HP has unveiled new Chromebook models recently, which will be showcased at the CES trade fair. Built on lightweight design in focus, the new Chromebook 11 is of 2.43 pounds in weight and the thickness of mere 0.71 inches.

Taiwanese technology conglomerate Acer has announced a new Chromebook at the ongoing CES 2018 tech show in Las Vegas, US.

It claims to offer 10 hours of battery life in a single charge. Both models come with two USB 3.1 Type-C ports which can be used for a variety of things.

The Chromebook 11 G6 Education Edition is "classroom-ready", as it's been ruggedized with co-molded rubber contact points. It comes in two models CB311-8H and CB311-8HT.

But if you wish, you're free to upgrade to a Full HD touch-capable display on the 14-inch version, naturally by coughing up a little more dough than however much HP plans to charge to start with.

The biggest change is the addition of two USB-C ports, which will allow it to use USB-C displays, be charged with a standardized USB-C charger, and also quick-charge the latest Android phones. There is a microSD card reader to expand the onboard 16 GB or 32 GB storage.

The Acer Chromebook 11 is powered by an unknown Intel Celeron processor which is paired with 4 GB RAM.

"The new Acer Chromebook 11 continues Acer's tradition of delivering strong performance with all the benefits of Chrome OS at an excellent value". There will be a few variants on sale of the device with 2GB or 4GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of storage and touch or non-touch screen option. Hence, you can easily carry the Chromebook to any place on the go. The notebook is equipped well enough for its price in the multimedia aspect as well with an HDR camera for Google Hangouts, dual stereo speakers, and an integrated microphone.