Even if many companies release Chromebooks, Acer is always a constant manufacturer that releases various varieties in all price range. Now Acer announced Chromebook 511 C741 under $399 with Snapdragon 7c Processor and LTE Support in CES 2021. This Chromebook targets educational institutes and Students. Along with this variant, Acer announced a few convertible Chromebooks with Intel processors. The range starts from $399-699 based on the specifications. Announced Chromebooks mostly focus on Work from Home and Online classes solutions.
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Acer CES 2021 Chromebook Announcements
Acer today announced five durable Chromebooks with long battery time for students. These include Chromebook 311 and 511, Chromebook Spin 511 and 512, and Acer TravelMate Spin B3. The Chromebook 311 is powered by the MediaTek MT8183 processor, whereas Intel processors power spin 511, 512, and TravelMate. Chromebook 511 is the first Acer Chromebook powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 7c process and 4G LTE connectivity. All these laptops have some built-in feature for schools to go digital. In the future, We can expect some MediaTek 5G processors if manufacturers begin to adapt, like Snapdragon.
Specifications of Acer Chromebook 511
Acer announced Chromebook 511 with a code name (C741L) as its first Snapdragon™ 7c powered device intended for students to get maximum for their educations and easy for schools to get digital. Some of the specifications revealed by Acer are described below.
The Acer Chromebook 511 has an 11.6-inch display with a textured cover panel at the back.
Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 7c Processor
Chromebook 511 is the first laptop from Acer powered by Snapdragon™ 7c octa-core CPU. And capable of performing over 5 trillion operations using the Qualcomm artificial intelligence (AI) Engine. This single, highly efficient processor integrates PC’s core technologies and delivers excellent performance with minimal power consumption. It also requires no heavy thermal solutions or fans and results in a thin and fanless device.
While Qualcomm announced Snapdragon 5G processors for entry-level mobiles, 4G LTE is the current stable technology in the laptop sector. Snapdragon™ 7c has a built-in Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X15 LTE modem that provides a fast and reliable 4G LTE connection and supports up to 600 Mbps high-speed download. This fast speed helps you to access the learning apps in the cloud. It also enables you to take online classes and learn virtually from anywhere.
Long Battery Timings
The Snapdragon™ 7c operates on 8nm process technology that saves the battery and, in return, gives you up to 20 hours of battery life between charges.
Chromebook 511, driven by snapdragon 7c, is a fan-less system and very thin in shape. This thin shaped laptop weighs only 1.3kg (2.87 lbs.), making it easy for all ages of students to transport it between the classes.
Chromebook 511 is equipped with MIL-STD 810H that makes it capable of facing wear and tear without any issue. To manage accidental spills, it has a built-in drainage system on its keyboard. Also, the mechanical anchored keyboard makes the repair quick and easy if you need any.
The IT department drop ships this laptop to students, and when the students connect with the internet, they will automatically enroll in school admiration. So, don’t worry about any enrollments.
Price and Availability
North America will receive the Chromebook 511 first shipment in April 2021, starting from $399.99. For Europe, the first shipment will reach in March 2021 with a price tag of EUR 399. We know most of the mobiles and other electric devices are expensive in Europe to compare with other regions.
Solid Chromebooks are available for under $500. But when you need a bunch of Chromebooks at an affordable price with limited usage like school activities, then Acer Chromebook 511 will be suitable for you. Chromebook is a laptop capable of doing everything that you can have on your PC. Because of its small size, it is very easy for students to use for online learning. This time Acer really help the students and educational market by launching these five laptops at a budget price with extended battery life. The reasonable price will make it easy for maximum students to buy it. And its thin size and lightweight chassis will help you when you carry it in between classes. Do tell us in the comments if you have a plan to buy it.
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