Acer’s new Chromebook is a rugged beast


New Chromebooks aren’t released super often, but when they are they are usually pretty great. Most Chromebooks are super lightweight. That’s great for throwing in a bag for travel, but not if you happen to drop it. Acer’s new Chromebook 11 C771 is a rugged laptop that can take a fall and keep ticking.

The C771 is powered by the Intel Celeron, Core i3, and i5 processors. The Celeron model has 32GB of storage, 4GB of RAM, and a 1366×768 touchscreen (optional). The C771 has MIL-STD810G rating and a spill-resistant keyboard. Acer claims the rubber bumpers help it survive a fall from up to 4 feet.

The Celeron model will be available this month starting at $279 (non-touchscreen). The Core i3 and i5 models will be available later in September. No word on how much more expensive they will be. Are you interested in this Chromebook?

[via laptopmag]

Joe Fedewa
Ever since I flipped open my first phone I've been obsessed with the devices. I've dabbled in other platforms, but Android is where I feel most at home.

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