October 9, 2015
2 brand-new Chromebooks collapsed the Windows PC party at IFA in Berlin.
Lenovo’s Chromebook 100S is the company’s initial sub-$200 model at $179. Acer’s Chromebook R 11 is the firm’s initial convertible, with a 360-degree hinge. Both will certainly be available in October.
Acer already supplies 11-inch and also 15-inch models for both customer and also education customers. The R 11’s brand-new technique is its 360-degree hinge, which allows the device turn from clamshell to tablet computer. Individuals could likewise position the R 11 in easel, flat, or other interim locations.
The Chromebook R 11 costs $299. It is available in a CB5-132T version for customers– as well as in simply one shade, white. The C738T variation for business and also education and learning likewise is available in simply one shade, black.
The designs otherwise appear the same, with typical specifications for this dimension of Chromebook. The 11.6-inch touch screen has a resolution of 1366-by-768 pixels. Acer offers either Intel Celeron N3050 or N3150 processors with up to 4GB of RAM, and either 16GB or 32GB of eMMC storage space. The system evaluates a comfortable 2.76 extra pounds. Acer told us battery life specifications were not offered yet.
Lenovo has actually made higher-priced Chromebooks like the older N20p, as well as resilient models for education, but the Chromebook 100S is the business’s initial low-end version. The Chromebook pleasant spot continues to be around the $200 array, so the 100S will certainly fit best in.Don’t expect much from these specifications: The battery lasts 8 hrs, which excels. It works on an Intel Celeron N2840 processor (those are still with?), as much as 4GB of RAM, as well as up to 32GB of eMMC storage. The 11.6-inch, 1366-by-768 screen is not a touchscreen. Yet hey, it’s cheap!
Why this concerns: Regardless of the scoffing of numerous a power user, Chromebooks are eliminating it in institutions, houses, as well as business, filling a demand for basic computer systems that are very easy to share. 2 Chromebooks don’t make a trend, yet the Chromebook 100S offers Lenovo an area in the reduced end of the Chromebook market, and also Acer’s R 11 adds yet more diversity– however at a greater price point.