Two new Chromebooks and a new Chromebox are headed our way!
Acer brings some news from the BETT show in London this week, and it’s filled with Chrome OS goodies.
A trio of Chrome devices designed so they meet the high standards of the education and commercial markets were announced, and they bring the great features we expect to see from these kinds of products.
Acer Chromebox CX13
Like its predecessor the CX12, the new CX13 is designed for businesses that need a durable and high-performance Chromebox. It’s chock full of specs that make us want to give this one a try:
8th generation (Coffee Lake) Intel Core desktop processor
1 USB 3.1 Type-C port
Five USB Type-A ports supporting USB 2.0 and USB 3.1 (configuration depends on the model)
1 HDMI port
1 Gigabit Ethernet port
MicroSD card reader
802.11 ac 2x2MIMO Wi-Fi
Optional VESA mounting kit
Pricing and availability aren’t being announced today; that comes when regional announcements are made. We expect to see final details about CPU and memory specifics announced at the same time. Hopefully, we see a wide range of models spanning the range of Intel CPUs so that “economy” pricing combined with excellent performance from Intel’s Celeron series is available alongside screamers with high-end Core-i processors. We’ve got our eyes on these, for sure.
Acer didn’t forget about the Chromebooks, either. Two models were announced: the Chromebook 11 and a refresh of the Chromebook Spin 11.
Acer Chromebook 11
First up, the Chromebook 11, which hits North America in March and starts at just $279.99
The Chromebook 11 was designed to meet the needs of the educational and commercial customer, which means it has to be built tough and worry-free. Seeing it with a price under $300 is a very pleasant surprise. Some spec highlights are in order:
IP41 rated (protected against objects larger than 1 mm and splashed liquid ingress)