Acer has announced its new Acer Chromebook Spin 11 (CP311-1H/CP311-1HN) at The Bett Show in London on January 23rd, 2018. Designed for families, students and individuals who want to embrace the ease and security of Chrome, the new convertible Acer Chromebook Spin 11 features a stylish design that can be used in four versatile usage modes. It also features all-day battery life and two USB 3.1 Type C ports for charging and connectivity to external displays.
In addition, the new Acer Chromebook Spin 11 (CP311-1H/CP311-1HN) fully supports Google Play and maximizes the functionality of the device’s 11.6-inch touchscreen display with stylus input. The optional stylus powered by Wacom® EMR (Electro-Magnetic Resonance) technology can be used with the Chromebook to provide an excellent digital writing experience that mimics actual pen and paper.
“We are continually innovating to improve every product in our extensive Chromebook line,” said James Lin, General Manager, Commercial & Detachable Notebooks, IT Products Business at Acer.
Acer will be at the Bett show from January 24 to 27 at booth B100, where units of the new Acer Chromebook Spin 11 (CP311-1H/CP311-1HN) will be on display.
A quick look at the Specifications.
- 360° convertible design keeps touch display sturdy in four usage modes.
- Two USB 3.1 Type-C ports for fast data transfer, charging, display output.
- Wide field-of-view webcam is great for video and conferences; Optional world-facing camera captures photos and video in tablet mode.
- Optional Wacom® EMR (Electro-Magnetic Resonance) Stylus enables natural drawing, note-taking and interactions.
- Up to 10 hours of battery life for all-day productivity and enjoyment.
Let’s have a tour of Acer Chromebook Spin 11.
Design and Display
The Acer Chromebook Spin 11 sports a sleek silver cross-hairline pattern on the top cover. The unique silky texture makes it ideal for any environment.
The 360° convertible design ensures that users can enjoy an optimized touch experience on the 11.6-inch HD IPS display with 1366×768 resolution. After using the keyboard for input in traditional notebook mode, customers can open the touchscreen to a full 360° until it becomes a tablet. Plus, customers can stand it up in display mode to get closer to the screen or use it in tent-mode for small spaces.
The Acer HD webcam located above the keyboard has a wide field of view – so it’s great for including groups in video conferences and Google Hangouts. The optional second webcam is placed on the cover, so customers can conveniently capture images and videos of their surroundings when in tablet mode.
Wireless & Connectivity
The Acer Chromebook Spin 11 has two USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1 ports, with a transfer speed of up to 5 Gbps, and connect to an HD display to share visuals. It also includes two USB 3.0 ports and a MicroSD card reader to access and transfer content. Customers can stay connected to their network thanks to fast and reliable 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi and can connect to peripherals via Bluetooth 4.2.
All-Day Battery Life and Performance
The Acer Chromebook Spin 11 sports the Intel® Pentium® quad-core processor N4200, Intel® Celeron® quad-core processor N3450, or an Intel® Celeron® dual-core processor N3350. It also comes with 4GB or 8GB LPDDR4 memory and either 32GB or 64GB onboard eMMC storage.
The Chromebook Spin 11 is easy to transport in a book bag or backpack. It weighs only 1.25kg (2.75 pounds) and measures 296 (W) x 206 (D) x 19.95 (H) mm [11.65 (W) x 8.11 (D) x 0.78 (H) inches].
Natural Writing Experience through Stylus
The optional Wacom EMR stylus allows customers to take notes, sketch, capture ideas, as well as interact with programs and apps with precision. The Wacom EMR stylus provides a natural writing experience that resembles using pen and paper. Plus, it doesn’t require a battery and is resistant to accidental drops. The Wacom EMR stylus will come standard on Acer Chromebook Spin 11 CP311-1HN configurations.
Chrome OS Provides Speed, Simplicity and Security
Chromebooks are easy to use and share with multiple users. Customers simply log into their own Google account to access their Gmail, Google Docs, apps, extensions, bookmarks and other information. Chromebooks run on Google’s Chrome OS platform, which provides automatic updates and multiple levels of security to guard users against ever-changing online threats. Many Chromebook customers store their files on Google Drive which protects files, documents, and photos safely in the cloud, and ensures that the most current version of the file or document is always available and safe, even if the Chromebook is lost or stolen.
Pricing and Availability
Several models in the Acer Chromebook Spin 11 line (CP311-1H/CP311-1HN) will be available in North America in March with prices starting at US$349 and in EMEA in April with prices starting at €379.