The Chromebook connects easily to peripherals via Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 3.0 ports and one HDMI port.

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news Technology Wednesday, January 04, 2017 - 18:51

Taiwanese hardware and electronics corporation Acer on Wednesday launched Chromebook 11 N7 (C731) for education customers.

The Chromebook features 11.6-inch display with 1,366x768 resolution and is designed to open up to 180 degrees making the device lay flat on a table for sharing purposes. 

"The new Acer Chromebook 11 N7 (C731) will set the bar even higher for what schools utilise for their classrooms and labs, a durable design, quiet fan-less operation and a portable form factor," said Chris Chiang, Vice President, Product Management, Acer America, in a statement. 

The device is compliant with the US military standard (MIL-STD 810G), has spill-resistant keyboard and is powered by Intel Celeron dual-core processors. 

The keyboard can take up to 330ml of water without getting affected. It also features a gutter system which directs water away from sensitive components. Further, recessed keys prevent students from easily detaching the key caps.  

The Chromebook connects easily to peripherals via Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 3.0 ports and one HDMI port. 

The Chromebook offers up to 12 hours of battery life. The device is 22mm thick and weighs 1.35kg.

The standout feature is the ruggedness of the device which comes in handy because of damage by school students. It can handle 60kg of downward force on the top cover, and it can withstand drops up to 48 inches or 122cm.

The Chromebook 11 N7 (C731) will provide additional capabilities given the planned support for Android apps via the Google Play Store in the coming months, the company said. 

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