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Acer, HP Prep New Chromebooks for Students and Teachers

(*11*)Some of the approaching Chromebooks will use newly introduced Celeron processors from Intel. Expect them to reach within the coming weeks and months.

(*9*)By Michael Kan

(*20*)Facing the surging call for for laptops, Acer and HP these days introduced a complete of nine Chromebook fashions designed for scholars and academics.

(*19*)The laptops run (*6*)Google’s Chrome OS and will arrive within the coming weeks and months, with costs as little as $299. Both PC makers are advertising the goods to varsities and to folks taking a look for {hardware} designed for far off training amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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HP Chromebook 11MK G9 EE and x360 11MK G3 EE

These 11-inch laptops arrive this month, and use the (*5*)MT8183, an 8-core processor that Taiwanese seller MediaTek launched in past due 2021. The x360 11MK G3 style too can turn right into a pill, due to its 360-degree hinge. In addition, each fashions boast a 16-hour battery existence.

The laptops have lovely barebones specifications, despite the fact that. You’re getting best two USB 2.0 ports (Type A and C), 1,366-by-768-pixel answer monitors and 720p internet cameras. There additionally doesn’t seem to be any HDMI slots. But HP says each merchandise can live on a 2.5-foot drop on concrete and water spills on their keyboards.

HP Chromebook 14 G7 and HP Chromebook 11 G9 EE

HP Chromebook 14 G7 (Credit: HP)

(*12*)These fashions arrive subsequent month; the 14 G7 is designed for academics. Instead of MediaTek, they use new Celeron processors from Intel with both the (*2*)N5100 or (*1*)N4500 chips. This 14-inch pc additionally comes with (*3*)Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, an HDMI slot, sooner USB 3.0 ports, and a “large attitude HD webcam.”

Meanwhile, the 11 G9 EE is mainly a extra robust model of the 11MK G9 EE. The pc swaps out the MediaTek silicon for Intel’s new Celeron N5100 or N4500 chips. You’re additionally getting Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0 and sooner USB 3.0 ports.

HP Chromebook x360 11 G4 EE

HP Chromebook x360 11 G4 EE (Credit: HP)

If you need a convertible model, imagine the HP Chromebook x360 11 G4 EE, which has a 360-degree hinge. It’s slated to move on sale in March.

(*16*)HP continues to be figuring out the pricing for those merchandise. But in keeping with the specifications, we think probably the most Chromebooks to price round $300.

Chromebook 311 (Credit: Acer)

Acer Chromebook 311 and Chromebook 511

The corporate is making ready the Chromebook 311, which can be to be had in North America a while this month beginning at $299. This 11-inch pc additionally makes use of an MT8183 processor from MediaTek and is designed for scholars from Ok via 12.

Chromebook 511 (Credit: Acer)

The Chromebook 511 will use a processor from Qualcomm’s 7c compute platform. It’ll arrive later in April and price $399. The corporate hasn’t launched complete specifications for both product, however each laptops are promised to run for as much as 20 hours on a unmarried battery price. The laptops have additionally been designed to live on water spills and falls on concrete.

Acer Spin 512 and Spin 511

The different two merchandise, the Spin 512 and the Spin 511, are pc convertibles that arrive in April. They’ll use Intel’s new Celeron N5100 and N4500 processors, and include antimicrobial coating at the show and keyboards.

The Spin 512 (Credit: Acer)

(*8*)The primary distinction between the fashions is how the Spin 512 has a bigger 12-inch display screen with a 3:2 side ratio. The Spin 511, in the meantime, has an 11.6-inch panel within the 16:9 layout.

“Both Chromebooks function robotically anchored keys which might be tough to take away and simple to switch, ideally suited for training settings,” the corporate added. “The briefly serviceable keyboards are spill-resistant with a gutter device that routes as much as 330 ml (11 fluid oz.) of water clear of inner elements to be tired out the ground of the chassis.”

(*14*)The Spin 512 will get started at $429 whilst the 511 will pass for $399.