Cheap and durable? Who doesn’t want that? And that’s exactly what Acer Chromebook 11 N7 C731 has in store for users. In an Acer press release, the company announced their latest Chromebook targeted to the education sector. Because of its design, features, and durability, users are guaranteed maximum uptime and lowered IT maintenance. Best part is, retail price starts at $229 USD.
The Acer device went under rigorous testing and met the U.S. MIL-STD 810G military standard. This validates the durability of the device so student learning is maximized regardless of the environment. The top cover can take up to 132 pounds or 60kg of downward force. It also has reinforced case and hinges, giving it higher resistance even if kids force it into their cramped backpacks. The keyboard is protected by its corner shield structure with rubber bumper. This allows it to endure drops up to 48 inches high. So there’s nothing to worry about if it gets knocked off or dropped accidentally. The rear case also have an anti-slip pattern for an easy-grip.
— Acer UK (@AcerUK_Official) January 3, 2017
The Acer Chromebook 11 N7 C731 comes with a spill-proof keyboard providing protection from spills up to 330ml of water. It has a unique gutter system beneath the keyboard. The touchpad also drains water and is veered away from computer’s internal components and out onto the bottom chassis. The keyboard also has recessed keys to prevent the keycaps from being removed easily. Furthermore, the keyboard was designed to provide students with an amazing typing experience, as many of them are still learning. Best of all, it has a fan-less design so operation remains quiet. It also has higher reliability because it doesn’t need any venting that causes airflow issues or dust accumulation.
12 Hour Battery Life
Teachers won’t have to worry about needing to charge the Chromebook every night. It has up to 12 hours battery life, which is equivalent to a few days of classroom use. It’s powered by Intel Celeron dual-core processors to ensure solid performance day after day.
Easy Deployment, Management, and Safekeeping
The new Acer Chromebook 11 N7 C731 can be easily deployed and managed. Ideal for IT administrators who consistently make updates, use apps, utilizes extensions using web-based management. Also, students are also guaranteed protection because Chrome OS is updated automatically and are safeguarded against evolving online threats. It also has a Kensington lock enabling it to be secured in a wireless lab or cart. Acer education customers can also opt for the Acer Educare Warranty Programs. This is to ensure further that their investment is protected such as paid two-way shipping, battery replacement and accidental damage.
Availability and Pricing
The new Acer Chromebook 11 N7 (non-touch) and C731 (touch screen display) will be available to education and commercial customers in North America come January. Exact pricing, specs, and availability varies per region. For more information, log on to www.acer.com.
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