Laptops come in a variety of sizes, with some being larger and more powerful, while others focus more on being portable and mobile. If you’re shopping for the latter, then you might be interested to learn that Acer has announced new 11.6-inch Chromebooks that can double up as tablets too.
This comes in the form of the Chromebook Spin 511 and the Spin 311. Both models will feature a hybrid design with a hinge that allows the display to be flipped to the other side. The main differences are that the Chromebook Spin 511 will be powered by a 7th gen AMD A-Series A4-9120SC processor and will feature Radeon graphics, while the Chromebook Spin 311 will be powered by an Intel Celeron N4000 or N4100 processor.
The Chromebook 311 will have an option to use an AMD chipset, but users will need to forsake the hybrid design and will instead have to opt for the more traditional clamshell form factor. Acer claims that the laptop will feature a water-resistant keyboard and moisture-resistant trackpad, so if you accidentally spill your drink on it, it should be fine.
The Chromebooks have also compliant with US MIL-STD 810G which means that it will be rugged and should be able to withstand a drop or two, so if you’re looking for a somewhat affordable laptop that can withstand the rigors of being brought everywhere, then perhaps these could be worth checking out.