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The Acer Chromebook 11 is a budget-friendly laptop.

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Acer on Saturday unveiled a new addition to its Chromebook line of laptops. The small Acer Chromebook 11 (model CB311-8HT/CB311-8H) features a portable and fanless design with a modest 11.6-inch display. It's expected to go on sale in March for $249 (£249). Australian pricing and availability has yet to be announced, but the US price converts to about AU$320.

Available in touch and nontouchscreen models, the Acer Chromebook 11 is comparable in size and value to the Acer Chromebook Flip, a 10-inch Chromebook that's a bit sleeker and sturdier, thanks to its aluminum build. Both laptops support the Google Play Store, allowing them to download apps like an Android device, but this Acer is priced a bit more affordably.


The blue, textured finish gives it an unsuspectedly stylish look.

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In comparison to its siblings, it's a smaller alternative to the Acer Chromebook R13, a solid convertible with great battery life, and the Acer Chromebook 15, which is a great deal for a big-screen Chromebook. 

Expect hands-on video and impressions from CES 2018 soon.

Acer Chromebook 11

USB-C port in tow.

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  • 11.6-inch IPS display
  • 1,366x768-pixel resolution
  • 2GB or 4GB of RAM
  • 16GB or 32GB of eMMC storage
  • 10-hour battery life
  • Two USB 3.1 Type-C ports
  • microSD card reader

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