Acer unveils two new rugged Chromebooks for schools

Acer Chromebook C910
Acer Chromebook C910

Acer on Wednesday added two new Chromebooks to its Chrome OS line-up. Targeted to the schools, the new Acer Chromebook C910 and C740 come with enhanced durability to withstand the less-than-ideal usage by students.

“Acer Chromebooks are already seen as a proven platform for successful student learning, as they are being used by students to collaborate, conduct research and work on projects in exciting new ways. The two new Acer Chromebooks feature newly enhanced durable designs that can handle even more of the rigors so common to the education environment. Also, schools can deploy and manage these new platforms cost-effectively, quickly and securely, so the emphasis stays on student success,” said Eric Ackerson, senior product marketing, Acer America.

Coming to the specifics, the Chromebook C910 sports a 15.6-inch full HD display and C740 comes with an 11.6-inch HD screen. The Chromebooks will be available with 5th Generation Intel Core i3-5005U processor or next-generation Intel Celeron 3205U processor and pack Wi-Fi support, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0 port, USB 2.0 port, SD card slot and HDMI out.

Acer Chromebook C740
Acer Chromebook C740

Pricing and availability

According to Acer, the new Chromebook C910 will be released in 16GB or 32GB SSD options and 4GB of RAM starting at $299.99. Chromebook C740, on the other hand, will be come with a 16GB SSD and either 2GB or 4GB of RAM and starts at $259.99. Both devices go on sale beginning February with United States, followed by other markets.

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