Acer Introduces Two New 12-inch Chromebooks For Classroom
Acer has today unveiled the lids on their first 12-inch Chromebooks, the Acer Chromebook Spin 512 as well as the Acer Chromebook 512. They are made for student and education consumers.
With the new Chromebooks, they offer a 3:2 aspect ratio display to offer somewhat something similar to what you’d get when reading a book and using a pen and paper.
The new Acer Chromebook Spin 512 comes with a 360-degree hinge that allows you to use its Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass display in four modes that includes clamshell, tablet, display, and tent.
Additionally, it comes included with a dockable Wacom electro-magnetic stylus that allows you to take notes and do sketches. The Acer Chromebook 512 comes with a more traditional notebook design where it offers touch and non-touch options.
The two new Chromebooks are military-grade compliant (MIL-STD 810G) so rest assured that they can take a beating. The keyboard is spill-resistant and the touchpads are moisture-resistant, as claimed by Acer.
As for specifications, they are powered up by up to a quad-core Intel Pentium Silver N5000 or a quad core Intel Celeron N4100 for the Chromebook Spin 512. As for the normal Chromebook 512, it offers a dual core Intel Celeron N4000 processor under the hood and comes with a 8MP webcam camera on the cover.
Acer has said that the two new Chromebooks offers a long battery life of up to 12 hours, which is more than enough to get through those classes.
The new Acer Chromebooks will be available with either 32GB or 64GB eMMC storage and 4GB or 8GB of RAM coming in Q2 of this year to EMEA and North America.
No exact dates has been confirmed yet for Malaysia and exact specifications, prices will vary by region.
Pokdepinion: Looks like a simple option to do your reading and sketches. I wonder how much they will cost (if they indeed come to Malaysia).