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Acer announces $349 Chromebook Spin 11 with 360-degree hinge and USB-C

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And a tiny Chromebox

Acer Chromebook Spin 11

Acer has announced a new Chromebook called the Spin 11, a convertible design with a 360-hinge and 11.6-inch touchscreen. If that sounds familiar, it’s probably because Acer and Google launched essentially the same thing a year ago for the education market. This model, however, will be available in regular retail channels.

The Chromebook Spin 11 has options for quad-core Pentium or Celeron processors, two USB-C 3.1 ports, Google Play support, and an 11.6-inch touchscreen at a resolution of only 1366 x 768 — though at least the panel is IPS. Acer claims up to 10 hours of battery life. The Spin 11 will go on sale in the US in March starting at $349.

Chromebook 11 C732

Acer is also announcing yet another standard Chromebook 11 variant just 17 days after the last one. The C732 is an education-focused model with IP41-rated durability, a quad- or dual-core Celeron processor, and the option for built-in LTE connectivity. It can be configured with an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 IPS touchscreen, IPS non-touchscreen, or non-touch TN panel. It has two USB-C 3.1 ports as well as two USB-A 3.0 ports and a microSD slot. Pricing starts at $279.99 for the non-touch models and $299.99 for the touch models.

Finally, Acer is introducing a new Chromebox called the CXI3. It can be specced out with up to an eighth-gen Core processor and has one USB-C 3.1 port, five USB-A ports, HDMI, ethernet, and microSD. It comes with a stand for vertical orientation, and an optional VESA mounting kit lets you attach the tiny computer right to the back of your monitor. No word on pricing or availability for this one just yet.

Chromebox CXI3