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Acer announces two new Chromebooks for students

Acer has unveiled two new Chromebooks designed to withstand student life, the 11.6-inch C740 and 15.6-inch C910.
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January 21, 2015
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If you are looking for a new laptop for next term, you may be interested to note that Acer has just unveiled two new Chromebook models specifically designed for students, the C910 and C740.

The Acer C740 Chromebook is the smaller of the two, coming in with a screen sized at just 11.6 inches and a resolution of 1366×768. The C740 also comes with a 16GB solid-state hard drive, battery life that will last around 8.5 hours of use, and comes with the choice of Intel Celeron or Core i3 processors and 2GB or 4GB of RAM.

The C910 is the larger and slightly more high-end model, featuring a 15.6 inch screen with the choice of either a Full HD (1920×1080) display or a more budget friendly 1366×768 option. Again you will find choices for either a Celeron or i3 processor, but the C910 comes with 4GB RAM as standard and larger 16GB or 32GB internal memory options.

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Acer has designed both Chromebooks to withstand the trials of the school-yard. They can each withstand up to 132 pounds (around 60kg) of force, the corners won’t buckle from accidental drops up to 18 inches in height, and the hinges have been reinforced so that they won’t easily snap.

The C740 Chromebook stats at $259.99, while the basic C910 model costs a little more at $299.99. Both will be available in the US come February.