Acer Chromebook R11 is a $299 convertible Chromebook
At the IFA 2015, Acer announced the Acer Chromebook R11 – company’s first convertible chromebook. The tablet-cum laptop is one of the few convertible chromebook around also with a touchscreen display. It will go on sale in the UK and US for £229/$299) by mid October; the Middle East and Africa would get it by November €299.
The Acer Chromebook R11 has a 11.6-inch LED backlit LCD display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and 360-degree hinge that lets it be used in different modes – flat, tablet, easel, tent and other modes or positions.
It measures 19.2mm thin, weighs 1.25kg and has a textured mettalic plastic casing that is available in either White or Black colours and is said to have undergone a process called ‘nano-imprint technology’ for a unique looking finish.
Under the hood, the convertible is powered by either an Intel Celeron N3050 or N3150 processors with up to 4GB of RAM, and either 16GB or 32GB internal storage space. There is one USB 3.0 port, Bluetooth, one USB 2.0 port and super-fast 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac connectivity.
As expected, the Asus Chromebook R11 has most of the specs you would expect from a similar Chrome OS running devices. Unlike the recently announced Lenovo Chromebook 100S which has 8 hours of battery life, Acer didn’t give information on the battery information of the R11.