Acer is at it again, giving the Chromebook range yet another go, targeting the education market with a couple of new models. They happen to be the Acer Chromebook C910 and Acer Chromebook C740, where these two models will sport a durable design that ought to be a mainstay in any educational tool, taking into consideration how students can be a rather boisterous group during their time together. Just what will these Chromebooks pack?
For starters, the Acer C910 will come with a generous 15.6” display and is perfect for labs and classrooms, as it can be shared by multiple students. As for the Acer C740, this particular Chromebook happens to be a rather compact model at 11.6”, and it ought to find a place in any backpack without any problem, targeting students who bring them home for 1:1 programs, not to mention being suitable in both classroom and lab settings.
The reinforced covers on both models are capable of withstanding up to 60kg of force, although it is not recommended to perform stunts with the Chromebooks, and just in case the Chromebook slips out from your hand, fret not, they can tolerate up to 45cm drops without damage. Reinforced hinges will also allow the new Chromebooks to endure additional twisting and stress.
Support for multiple user sign on would mean students have their own special accounts when using these Chromebooks, ensuring that one’s projects, Gmail and other information will remain safe and sound, never mind if the Chromebook ends up lost or stolen. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and HDMI ports. There will also be an SD memory card slot thrown in for good measure.
Expect these new Chromebooks to target education customers later this February, where the Acer C910 will arrive in either a 16GB or 32GB SSD drive and 4GB of RAM starting at $299.99, while the Acer C740 will sport a 16GB SSD drive and either 2GB or 4GB of RAM, starting from $259.99 upwards.