Acer has announced two new Chromebooks and a Chromebox

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Acer's Chromebook 11 C732 is aimed at the education market and thus made to take some knocks in the classroom.

The Acer Chromebook Spin 11 follows its predecessors with an inexpensive price starting at $349 (versions with more than the standard 32GB cost a bit more, although the company did not say how much more).

Beyond the ruggedness, the Chromebook 11 features a fanless design three display options-11.6-inch IPS with touch support, 11.6-inch without touch support, and 11.6-inch TN without touch support-and either an Intel Celeron N3350 or N3450 processor.

Powered by either an Intel dual-core Celeron N3350 processor or quad-core Celeron N3450, battery life is rated at 12 hours with 16, 32, or 64GB storage options. The Spin 11 launches in the USA in March, with an EMEA launch to follow in April. There's also an optional second camera that faces outward from the cover so you can shoot things in front of you.

Acer offers the Spin 11 with a range of processors, depending on your needs.

Acer has yet to release any pricing or availability information for the Acer Chromebox. As Acer looks into the future, it is focused on enabling a world where hardware, software and services will fuse with one another to open up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike. It also includes a microSD port and two USB-C ports, and supports Android apps through Google Play.


There are also two USB 3.1 Type-C ports for fast data transfer, charging, display output.

The Spin 11 is equipped with an 11.6-inch touchscreen display, just like its Chromebook 11 sibling, and it's capable of supporting input from a stylus. This laptop also feature the same USB ports as the Spin 11, but is comes with an 180-degree hinge.

Chromebook Spin has a 360-degree rear hinge, which allows you to position it according to your needs. It can also be specced with either 4GB or 8GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of storage. Exact prices for various regions will be confirmed nearer launch.

The Spin will cost $399 CAD and will also be available in March.

What really has me excited, however, is the Acer Chromebox CXI3. And for wireless connectivity, it offers 2x2 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2. "The Acer Chromebox CXI3 features a compact design that fits neatly into all sorts of environments, and can be placed freestanding with the included stand, or secured to the back of the monitor with an optional VESA mounting kit", says Acer.

Again, this Chromebook will go on sale in April, with the price starting at €379 (around £330, $465, or AU$580).

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