Acer to unwrap Google Play Store featuring Chromebook 11 at CES 2018

Acer will be offering both touch and non-touch versions of the Chromebook 11.

Acer's new Chromebook 11 (CB311) is a pretty basic affair, targeted to the entry-level market.

Acer has carved a niche for itself with its affordable but capable Chromebooks, and the new Chromebook 11 range updated at CES 2018 looks set to be no different. The laptop is powered by Intel's Celeron processor. There is a fanless design to keep the laptop quieter and on a single charge, it is said to be giving about 10 hours of battery life, following the good battery life offered by its predecessors as well. Although seeing how it charges over USB-C now, you may have one in your bag anyway. You can choose from either the touch or non-touch variant also know as the CB311-8HT or CB311-8H model.

The Chromebook 11 is outfitted with an 11.6-inch display that features a surprisingly low 1366×768 resolution, as well as options for touch and non-touch displays.

Chromebooks have seemingly hit their stride this past year thanks to new hardware and the arrival of Android apps, but other Chrome OS form factors have seemingly gone silent. It has two USB 3.0 ports and two USB 3.1 Type-C ports. Bluetooth 4.2 and WiFi 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO are also onboard as standard.

As one of the early backers of Chrome OS, Acer has a lot invested into the platform.

Several models in the Acer Chromebook 11 line (CB311-8HT/CB311-8H) will be available in North America in April with prices starting at $249USD, and in EMEA in March with prices starting at €249.

Moreover, a dual-speaker, HDR support, Four USB (2 each of Type C & Type A (3.0)) ports, and an expandable storage support are featured by the Chromebook.

  • Kara Saunders