According to the latest news, Acer has announced five new laptops aimed at schools. Four are Chromebooks while one is a Windows convertible. Two of the Chromebooks are Intel-based convertibles while the other two are traditional laptops powered by Arm-based processors.
The two convertible Chromebooks are Acer Spin 512 and Acer Spin 511. They are powered by Intel processors N4500 and N5100 processors. Acer Spin 511 comes with an 11.6 inches HD display with an aspect ratio of 16:9 while Acer Spin 512 comes with a 12 inches HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 3:2. Both of them have antimicrobial scratch-resistant displays. Acer Spin 512 also features a similar antimicrobial coating on its keyboard and touchpad. Both the devices come with up to 64 GB internal storage, 8 GB of RAM, and a battery life of up to 10 hours.
Reportedly, the Chromebooks will be available in Europe from March onwards and in North America from April onwards. Acer Spin 512 starts from the US $ 429.99, while Acer Spin 511 starts from the US $ 399.99.
The 11 inches Arm-based Chromebook 511 and Chromebook 311 also have durable designs. Acer 511 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c processor and its features include 4G LTE connectivity and 20 hours battery life. On the other hand, Acer 311 has a Mediatek MT8183 processor and it offers a battery life of 20 hours. Acer 311 will launch this month in North America. It comes with a price tag starting from the US $ 299.99.
Acer 511 will launch in April in North America. It comes with a price tag starting from the US $ 399.99. In Europe, the devices will arrive in with starting price tags of €269 and €399 respectively.
Acer TravelMate Spin B3 is the Windows laptop. It will come with a durable keyboard that can flip around to turn the laptop into a tablet. The laptop will be powered by an Intel Pentium Silver processor and it will offer a battery life of 12 hours. Acer Spin B3 comes with an antimicrobial display. The laptop will launch in North America in April, and in Europe at some point in the second quarter. It is priced the US $ 329.99 (€409).