Acer’s Latest Convertible Chromebooks Are Built For Classroom Chaos


The Spin 512 and Spin 511 Chromebooks will support Google Play at launch. Spin 512 will be available in North America in April and Europe, Middle East and Africa in March, with prices starting at $ 430 and EUR 399 respectively. Spin 511 will be available at the same time with prices starting at US $ 399 and EUR 369.

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In addition to the new Spin convertibles, Acer also showcased 2021 versions of two of its 11-inch Chromebook laptops. The new Acer Chromebook 511 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c processor, has LTE connectivity, and can last up to 20 hours between charges. Meanwhile, the new Acer Chromebook 311 is powered by the MediaTek MT8183 processor, can last up to two 20 hours, has an HDR webcam, and can be upgraded with an optional touchscreen.

Both models support Google Play apps and were also designed to be durable, with docked keys that are easy to remove and replace. They will both be available for purchase in North America in April and in Europe, the Middle East and Africa by March. Prices for the Chromebook 511 start at $ 400 in North America and $ 399 in the EMEA zone, while the Chromebook 311 will bring buyers back at least $ 300 in North America and € 269 in the EMEA zone.

Finally, Acer introduced a new Windows TravelMate Spin B3 laptop for education. It’s also a convertible like the other entries in the Spin range, with WiFi 6 connectivity and a 5-megapixel webcam on its touchscreen. The new TravelMate Spin is powered by the latest Intel Pentium Silver models (the chipmaker’s line of low-power microprocessors) and can last up to 12 hours between charges. It’s been designed with military-grade durability, and buyers can choose to get it with LTE connectivity and / or a Wacom stylus. The device will release in North America in April with prices starting at $ 330, in EMEA regions during the second quarter for at least EUR 409, and in China by February for at least RMB 2,499.

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