CES 2016 – Acer Rolls Out Ultra-Customisable Chromebook

Acer has taken off the wraps of what could well be its most powerful Chromebook to date at CES 2016.

The Chromebook 11 is powered by an Intel Celeron quad-core processor and features an 11.6in screen with a 1366 x 768 resolution.

It will be available with either 2GB or 4GB of RAM, as well as either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage. The Chromebook 11 will also be equipped with a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, an HDMI port for connecting it to a monitor, and an SD card slot, with Acer saying that it should get up to nine hours of battery life.

The Chromebook will cost from €329 when it launches in Europe next month.

“Acer’s position in the Chromebook market is unparalleled because we offer the range of Chromebook products that our customers want – including larger 15-inch displays and convertible models,” said Jerry Kao, president of Acer Notebook Business Group.

“We know what our customers want most in a Chromebook are the attributes that complement the mobile lifestyle – great performance and a portable design at an excellent value – all this can be found in the Chromebook 11.”

All your base

Alongside this, Acer also revealed a desktop all-in-one PC, the Chromebase 24 (pictured left), which runs Chrome OS and is targeted at creatively-minded customers.

Featuring an impressive 23.8in FullHD display with a 1920 x 1080 IPS resolution, the Chromebase 24 also features an Intel Core processor and up to 8GB of RAM.

There is also an HD webcam above the screen, alongside four built-in digital microphones for clear audio recording.

The screen can also tilt at up to 178-degrees for wide viewing angles, with a touchscreen model with support for 10-finger multitouch also primed for launch in the near future.

There’s no news on a European launch date or cost as yet, but Acer should start shipping in the first quarter of 2016.

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Mike Moore

Michael Moore joined TechWeek Europe in January 2014 as a trainee before graduating to Reporter later that year. He covers a wide range of topics, including but not limited to mobile devices, wearable tech, the Internet of Things, and financial technology.

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