Acer has introduced a £279 Chromebook with a 12in show aimed on the schooling market. Whereas the specs are on the sunshine facet to say the least, it’s one other attractively reasonably priced gadget for youthful college students.

Little question Acer may even be seeking to promote in bulk to colleges, notably within the US the place Chromebook adoption in schooling is larger than Europe. 

The Chromebook 712 will include Intel 10th-gen processors and whereas Acer has not but confirmed which, they would be the very low finish at this worth. Nonetheless, these processors are no less than the newest batch they usually’re paired with a (on this author’s opinion) superior 3:2 facet ratio show.

The entry degree 712 will solely have 4GB RAM and 32GB storage although, so discerning patrons would possibly effectively pay extra and double these specs to 8GB and 64GB.

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Google’s newest Chromebook, the Pixelbook Go, begins at a testing £629 and has a wider 16:10 display however has 8GB RAM and 64GB storage with an Intel Core m3 – however solely 8th-gen, oddly.

Acer is asserting the 712 as a Chromebook for schooling although, aiming its advertising and marketing at faculties and fogeys with child-friendly options like a spill-proof keyboard and army grade sturdiness, with the ability to face up to 60kg of downward power. So, concerning the full weight of an absent minded teenager, principally.

In line with an official press launch, the Chromebook 712 “lets college students collaborate on college tasks, run a number of apps and stream academic movies with ease. With as much as 12 hours3 of battery life, college students can anticipate a full day of utilization on one cost.”

With Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-A and USB-C ports and a 720p webcam, the Acer Chromebook is fairly effectively geared up for the asking worth. For those who reside in Google’s cloud, it won’t be a foul shout.