Acer debuts two Chromebooks for schools

The Chromebook is making its way into the education sector, and Acer has new models designed to be taken to school.

Acer is committed to the Chromebook and has unveiled two new models designed for schools. Both are designed to stand up to the rigors of use by students. One is an 11.6-inch highly portable model and the other a big 15.6-inch Chromebook.

Acer C740 Chromebook (Image: Acer)

The Acer C740 Chromebook is designed for education programs that allow students to take their Chromebooks home. It is small and light to fit in a backpack for the trips back and forth between school and home.

Both Chromebooks can withstand 60kg of force and have reinforced hinges for good durability in the rugged schoolroom environment.

Acer C910 Chromebook (Image: Acer)

The Acer C910 Chromebook has a large 15.6-inch display that is available with either a high-resolution option (1920 x 1080), or the more budget-friendly standard laptop resolution of 1366 x 768. All of the displays on this and the C740 have anti-glare properties.

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The C740 is available with either 2GB or 4GB of system memory, while the C910 has only a 4GB configuration. The C910 can be purchased with either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage while the C740 has 16GB.

The new Chromebooks will be available in the US in February. The C740 starts at $259.99 and the C910 at $299.99.

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