Acer Launches a New Array of Chromebooks and Chromeboxes
Chromebooks and Chromeboxes are back into the scene and Acer Malaysia is extending its leadership with the unveiling of a series of models. Target market to reach out with these are organisations from education to enterprise.
Acer has always been at the forefront of technology, bringing the latest solutions to users worldwide. This includes being the first to introduce a Chromebook back in May 2011, the first to launch Google Play in a Chrome device in Quarter 4 in 2016 and the first to make available Military Grade Durability Performance Chromebooks for work. Such constant innovation has enabled Acer to offer the largest portfolio of Chrome devices, resulting in Acer leading the rapidly growing worldwide Chromebook market in 2016 with a 28% market share and saw year-on-year growth of 33%, marking three consecutive years of leadership in this segment since 2014. Chan Wen Hong, Acer Sales & Services Sdn Bhd General Manager of Products, Sales and Marketing
Three models of Chromebooks and two models of Chromboxes were announced.
Acer Chromebook R 11
The Acer Chromebook R11 C738T-C9ES is an award-winning Chromebook for versatile experience and the first Chromebook to support Google Play Apps. It is designed for users who are eager to explore and try out different options, but still have the need to access the keyboard for efficient input experience. Based Chrome OS, the Acer Chromebook R 11 C738T is equipped with Acer’s patented 360-degree dual-torque hinge design, offering easy one-handed conversion and a wobble free touch experience. The dual-torque hinge keeps the display secure and stable during touch control and switching between four usage modes: laptop, pad, display, and tent modes. When switching modes, the audio channels automatically reverses when the display is flipped over to offer an immersive audio and visual experience.
Acer has incorporated Google Play Apps with over 2 million great applications that users like while allowing Google Admin Console to manage the devices and apps seamlessly in a single cloud interface. It is the first time that two great platforms are merged, complementing each other both online and offline perfectly in an excellently crafted convertible laptop.
At 19.2mm thin and weighing less than 1.25kg, this laptop is designed to slip into the bag easily. The premium aluminum top cover is imprinted using Acer nano-imprint technology for a unique textured metallic finish. The nano-imprint technology offers greater and richer patterning possibilities while consuming less energy and production time compared to traditional anodizing, leading to a more environmentally friendly production process. This sophisticated texturing also helps users in gripping the laptop firmly.
Equipped with the latest MIMO 802.11ac wireless technology, this Chromebook boasts super-fast wireless connection speeds and longer signal ranges. It also outperforms most other Chromebooks with its Intel Celeron quad-core processor N3160 based on Braswell micro-architecture, enabling it to support USB 3.0 port.
The Chromebook R 11 C738T’s built-in web cam supports HDR imaging which enables clearer photos and brighter Google Hangouts video conferencing experience.
The Acer Chromebook R 11 is priced at RM1,499 and is available at selected authorized Acer resellers nationwide.
Acer Chromebook 14
The Acer Chromebook 14 CP5-471-57V9 is definitely made for work! It is Business-Class Chromebook with Great Design and Military Grade Certification. Running on Intel Core i5-6200U based on Skylake-U micro-architecture, the Acer Chromebook 14 for Work (CP5-471) is designed for better application performance, intense graphics performance and battery life improvement.
it is tough, yet beautiful. Its top cover is encased in slim yet durable Corning Gorilla Glass 3, the first of its kind among Chromebooks. The keyboard and touchpad are designed to resist up to 330 ml of liquid water spillage. It can also withstand up to 60 kg of downward weight placed on the top cover and a drop from a height of up to 45 cm. Similar with the Chromebook 11, the Chromebook 14 CP5-471 is also compliant with the stringent US Military Standard MIL-STD 810G tests that ensure extreme reliability and durability for business and commercial environments.
The Chromebook 14 CP5-471 fits a 14-inch display into the chassis of a 13-inch laptop, a narrow bezel design leaves the user with an immersive viewing experience. Offering up to 12-hour battery life, the Chromebook allows for all-day business productivity while on the move.
In contrast with traditional laptops, the CPU and solid-state drive allow the Acer Chromebook 14 CP5-471 Operating System to boot up in less than 7 seconds and ensures fast performance. In fact, the Acer Chromebook 14 is the fastest performing 14-inch Chromebook in the market.
The Acer Chromebook 14 CP5-471 comes with a 3-year Next Business Day On-site Warranty. The device is priced at RM2,299.00, and is available at select authorized Acer resellers nationwide.
Acer Chromebook 11
Perfect for students, the Acer Chromebook 11 N7 C731-C7UZ and C731-C32C harnesses a unique spill-resistant design. It is capable of funnelling up to 330 ml of spilled liquid to the drainage holes underneath the keyboard. This protection and drains water away from internal components and out from the bottom of the chassis in the event of accidental liquid spillage.
The Chromebook 11 N7 C731 has been put through rigorous quality and reliability tests in accordance with the demanding U.S. Military Standard (MIL-STD 810G) . This military specification testing validates the ruggedness, durability and quality of the Chromebook, ensuring that student learning can continue uninterrupted regardless of the ‘accidents’ that happen. The laptop is able to resist up to 60 kg downward pressure on the top cover and a free drop from heights up to 122 cm. These features protect the Chromebook against external forces, making it a sturdy device which is powerful inside out.
Measuring only 22mm thin and weighing just 1.35kg, the slim and portable Acer Chromebook 11 N7 C731 is ideal for use anywhere – at home, school and on-the-go. The laptop has a fan-less design that delivers cool and quiet operation, making it ideal for students in the classroom, library or laboratory.
Powered by Intel Celeron® dual-core processor N3060 and equipped with the latest 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac wireless communication technology, the Chromebook 11 N7 C731 enables solid everyday computing and up to three times faster wireless performance respectively. With long battery power of up to 12 hours, all-day productivity and entertainment with just a single charge is the order of the day.
The Acer Chromebook 11 N7 C731 is available in two variants – the C32C variant with 4GB of onboard DDR3L memory coupled with 32GB eMMC (embedded Multi-Media Controller) storage; and the C7UZ variant with 2GB of onboard DDR3L memory and 16GB eMMC storage. Priced at RM1,099.00 and RM999.00 respectively, both variants come with one-year International Travelers Warranty and are available immediately at select authorized Acer resellers nationwide.
Acer Chromebox CXV2 CXI2
The Acer Chromebox CXV2 and CXI2 are equipped the latest Chrome OS and are ideal for both business and education. Both Chromeboxes come with pre-installed web apps and over 30,000 additional apps, themes and extensions on the Chrome Web Store. The OS and apps are always up to date with automatic updates every six weeks.
The Chrome Remote Desktop allows users to remotely access another computer through a Chromebook. Users can access applications and files located on a Windows system and perform a disk optimization task from a Chromebook for ease of management.
With 8 sec boot up time, fast connection via dual-band wireless LAN and Gigabit Ethernet as well as fast data access with the USB 3.0 port, users can enjoy enhanced productivity without lag. Owners do not have to worry about the safety and privacy of their data as the built-in security and virus protection features ensure top level security. The Chromebox’s TPM (Trusted Platform Module) chip securely generates and stores cryptographic keys, delivering an extra layer of security.
The Acer Chromebox CXV2 also offers a complete, plug-and-go videoconference set with synchronised data all the time for great videoconference experience. It allows users to conduct meetings with colleagues, customers and partners, with up to 15 participants at one go. Users can join the meetings from Browsers of Apps running ChromeOS, Windows, MacOS, iOS or Android easily. With just one click on the remote control, users can start the conversation, share screen, collaborate on documents, or even directly type text messages among others. To ensure the quality of the videoconference, clarity of sound and video is of utmost importance. The camera is equipped with a high definition Carl Zeiss Full HD Wide Angle lens with fast auto-focus and automatic low-light correction, while the digital Microphone and Speaker system have wideband frequency response, built-in Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for speech clarity. The omni-directional microphone with noise filter with full Google certification brings the superior sound capability of the Chromebox for Meetings CXV2 to a new level of crispness.
Priced at RM4,599.00 and RM1,999.00 respectively, the Acer Chromebox CXV2 and Acer Chromebox CXI2 are available immediately at select authorized Acer resellers nationwide.
Pokdepinion: Chromebooks do have their pros and cons. For personal usage, it’s quite not so practical considering its’ dependency on internet and our local network availability. However, if it’s used for large organisations and education institute, it’s really a no brainer – especially for their IT departments.