Acer is releasing a new version of the Chromebook 11, which is a pretty standard low- to mid-range addition to its array of Chromebooks.
Acer claims the new Chromebook 11 CB311 gets up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge. It also has a fanless design aimed at making the laptop quieter so that you can finally visit peaceful locales like a “family room, library, or coffee shop.” There are two USB 3.0 ports and, for the first time, two USB 3.1 Type-C ports. There’s a touch display version of the Chromebook 11 and a non-touch display option. It can also run Android apps.
Unfortunately, the Chromebook 11 has a terrible resolution for a modern laptop — its 11.6-inch display only has a 1366 x 768 resolution, like its predecessor, the Chromebook 11 C771, which was launched last August and aimed at students. Still, the device is a slim 0.71 inches thin and only weighs 2.43 pounds, which makes it decent for lugging around to the library and coffee shop like Acer intends you to.
The laptop is powered by Intel’s Celeron processor, as is the case with other Acer Chromebooks. It comes with either 2GB or 4GB of memory and 16GB or 32GB of storage. It also has an HDR webcam and dual stereo speakers with an integrated microphone.
After its CES debut, the Chromebook 11 line will be available in stores in March and prices start at $249 for the most basic options.