Acer Chromebook R 11 set to make its mark


Earlier this year, we did bring you word on how Acer introduced a couple of Chromebooks to the market which will cater for educational purposes. Well, it looks like there is a market for Chromebooks after all, and that the Chromebook niche is not going to collapse as easily as the tiny, highly portable netbook. In fact, Acer has upped the ante with their latest Chromebook model, revealing the Acer Chromebook R 11. What makes the Chromebook R 11 so special compared to the rest? Well, it happens to be packed with the latest technology and features which intend to deliver a faster, more productive and flexible user experience.

Of course, that is not all, since Acer will also make sure that the Chromebook R 11 is the first convertible notebook from the Taiwanese firm, where it is able to make a transition between four usage
modes; where they are the laptop, pad, display and tent modes, in order for customers to enjoy the Chromebook in a variety of settings.

The reason why the Chromebook R 11 is able to assume all of those gymnastical modes can be attributed to the company’s patented 360 degrees dual-torque hinge design, so that one is able to manipulate the display to any degree that is most comfortable for the setting. The dual-torque hinges will ensure that the display remains secure and stable during touch control and while switching between the modes. Not only that, you will be pleased as punch to take note that the audio channel’s output will automatically reverse as the display changes its orientation.

The Acer Chromebook R 11 will measure a mere 19.2mm thin, where it will also weigh under 1.25 kg, which makes it all the more easy to tote around without breaking your back – pretty handy if you’re using it as a general word processor and Internet surfing device. Other hardware specifications include a USB 3.0 port, an 11.6” HD (1366 x 768) screen with wide viewing angle and integrated 10-point touch, as well as a HD webcam for those important video calls. The asking price? $299 a pop, which is pretty affordable by all means.

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