Acer and HP unveil new Chromebooks ahead of CES


CES 2018 is right around the corner, and HP is ready to hit the ground running with its latest pair of Chromebooks, the Chromebook 11 G6 and Chromebook 14 G5.

While you can't bend the screens all the way back, the 11 and 14-incher are "adjustable" at up to 180 degrees, supporting easy "collaboration" for group projects and presentations. Coming to i/o, there are two USB 3.0 and debuting this year there are two USB 3.1 Type-C ports.

When it comes to the display, it's an 11.6-inch 1366×768 resolution display, so suffice to say it is not the best screen out there. Like all newly released Chromebooks, the Acer CB311 will come with Android Apps out of the box so you can get your Candy Crush on with no delay.

There are two versions of this new Chromebook 11, one with a touchscreen display and other without a touchscreen display. The Acer Chromebook 11 also includes two USB 3.0 ports and Bluetooth 4.2.

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Acer has announced a slew of new PC's as well as a new Chromebook here at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.

The device is just 0.71 inches thin and weighs 2.43 pounds. The HP Chromebook 14 G5 and the HP Chromebook 11 G6 will expand HP's Chromebook portfolio and give buyers in the business and education sectors new options to choose from. Also, the Acer Chromebook 11 will fully support Google Play at launch, so customers will have access to millions of Android apps on Google Play to let them have more fun, be entertained, stay connected and remain productive.

Along with that, you get 4GB RAM (no upgrade option), a MicroSD card reader and it all comes in at just under 2.5 lbs and roughly 18mm thick. Acer Chromebook will be available in retail stores in March 2018 at a starting price of $249 for the basic model.

Still, given most people look to Chrome OS for its balance of capabilities and affordability, we suspect more will pick the new Acer than cough up around four times the amount for the Pixelbook. HP Chromebook 14 G5 will go on sale in February as well and the pricing remains a mystery.