Acer Chromebook 11 Refresh Brings 10 Hours of Battery Life

The Chromebook parade continues in the hours leading up to CES 2018.  Acer, a long time manufacture of Chromebooks, has announced an updated version of the popular Acer Chromebook 11.  The 11.6″ display device will be available in April and will sport two models:  A touchscreen version (CB311-8H) and a non-touchscreen version (CB311-8HT).  Starting price will be around $250.

The updated Chromebook 11 will have the latest Intel Celeron processors although which ones exactly was not disclosed.  It will come with 4GB of RAM and either 16GB or 32GB or storage built into it.  It will also have dual stereo speakers and a HDR camera.

Port wise, you will have a MicroSD card slot, four USB-A ports of which two are USB 3.1 standard.  There is also the now standard USB-C port.  Connectivity is provided by Bluetooth 4.2 and by 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac WiFi.  Acer states that you will get 10 hours of battery life in this new Chromebook and give its just under 2.5 lbs, it is aimed to be portable.

Finally, as you would expect and as required by Google, this new Acer Chromebook 11 will run Android apps out-of-the-box which will likely make the touchscreen variant a bit more appealing for those who plan to leverage Android apps and games.

You can expect this new Chromebook to hit US shelves in April of this year and for those at CES 2018 this coming week, you will be able to see it at the Acer booth.



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