Acer today expanded its Chromebook lineup with announcing the Chromebook C740 and C910. Both the new Chromebooks feature durable design to otter an easy-to-manage solution for students.
The Acer Chromebook C740 has a 11.6-inch display while the Chromebook C910 features a 15.6-inch display. There are options to choose either full-HD IPS (1920x1080pixel) or HD (1366x768pixel) resolution for the display of the C910. Besides, there is Acer’s ComfyView display technology with anti-glare properties.
Both the Chromebooks have fifth-generation Intel Core i3-5005U and Intel Celeron 3205U processor options. On the software front, Acer has provided Google’s Chrome OS to help students during their course of learning and the operating system has Chrome web browser to enable access to worldwide websites and web content.
The Chromebook C740 and C910 have MIMO 2×2 Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, which is claimed to deliver up to three times faster wireless connectivity. In addition, there is Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and HDMI ports. The Chromebooks also have a built-in SD card reader to enable a way to access and transfer files from an SD card.
Both the Chromebooks have some additional durability features to ideally suit students, alongside its durable design. The company claims that it has provided reinforced covers that can withstand up to 60kg of force and the corners can specifically tolerate up to 45cm drops without damage.
On announcing the launch, Eric Ackerson, senior product marketing, Acer America, said:
“Acer Chromebooks are already seen as a proven platform for successful student learning, as they are being used by students to collaborate, conduct research and work on projects in exciting new ways. The two new Acer Chromebooks feature newly enhanced durable designs that can handle even more of the rigors so common to the education environment. Also, schools can deploy and manage these new platforms cost-effectively, quickly and securely, so the emphasis stays on student success.”
The Chromebook C740 will be available with a 16GB SSD drive and either 2GB or 4GB of RAM, with a starting price of $259.99. The Chromebook C910, on the other hand, will be available with either 16GB or 32GB SSD drive and 4GB of RAM starting at $299.99. Both the Chromebooks will be available in the US in February.