Chrome OS computers, called Chromebooks, continue to not get the recognition and acceptance that Google would like, but not for that reason the company stops working on this operating system. Recently, we learned, for example, that you are preparing a feature to restore a Chromebook from an Android phone and that you are going to collaborate with Valve to bring Steam to Chromebooks.
At the same time, different manufacturers continue to renew and expand their catalog of equipment with Chrome OS. Last CES we left the proposals of Samsung, ASUS and Lenovo, and now it is Acer who just announced the Acer Chromebook 712With a rugged design, a 12-inch 3: 2 display, and the latest 10th Gen Intel Core processors.
Military resistance and a more productive format
Aimed at the education sector (as is often the case with these computers), the Chromebook 712 includes two child safety certifications (ASTM F963-16 and UL / IEC 60950-1) and various features designed to increase its durability and strength. On the one hand, has passed MIL-STD-810G military standard testing, and on the other, it has a spill-resistant keyboard, mechanically anchored keys and a reinforced 180-degree hinge so as not to break when we lift the computer by the screen.
The 12-inch IPS screen has a resolution of 1366 × 912 pixels, has a 3: 2 aspect ratio (which, according to Acer, improves productivity because less scrolling to view content) and is available in versions (C871T) or non-touch (C871). It also has two USB-C 3.1 ports for data transfer and chargingas well as two full-size USB-A ports.
Configurations are available with Pentium and Celeron chips, as well as 10th generation Intel processors (up to Core i3). There are also two storage options (32 and 64 GB), two of RAM (4 and 8 GB) and a battery that promises to reach 12 hours of autonomy. Its features are completed with a microSD card reader, an HD webcam, dual-band WiFi with WiFi 6 support, a 3.5mm headphone jack and Bluetooth 5.0.
Price and availability
The new Acer Chromebook 712 will be available, as we have said, with either 32GB or 64GB of eMMC storage and 4GB or 8GB of RAM. It will go on sale to educational and commercial customers in Europe and Asia in May at a price from 299 euros. It will arrive in the United States a little earlier, in March, starting at $ 329.99.
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