CES 2016: Acer launches initial Chromebase with Intel Core CPU, new laptops …

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Acer comes right out of a CES embankment with a slew of new PCs, including a desktop and laptop that lower a company’s joining to Google’s Chrome handling system.

Acer (along with LG) has stayed a march with a Chromebase all-in-one (AIO) PC while others have sensitively deserted desktops formed on Chrome. A few months ago it introduced the initial Chromebase with a hold display, and now it’s behind with a Chromebase 24, a initial to make use of Intel Core processors.

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The new AIO’s 23.8-inch 1080p arrangement is also a largest on a Chromebase, according to a company. Acer isn’t disclosing that Core CPUs a Chromebase 24 can boat with, yet it says that it will embody adult to 8GB of RAM, 802.11a/c Wi-Fi, and 4 built-in microphones and HD webcam to assist video conferencing. It will also offer a touchscreen option, and a shade can lean from – 5 degrees to 30 degrees. Pricing and accessibility have not nonetheless been suggested for a Chromebase 24.

Acer has had even bigger success with a early support for Chromebooks, and it hopes to extend a heading position with a rested Chromebook 11 model. The importance with a CB3-131 is on durability, not startling given the recognition of Chrome-based laptops in schools. The “nano-imprinted” cover is apparently some-more than a buzzword, giving a CB3-131 a ability to hoop drops of adult to dual feet (or 60cm) but repairs and to withstand 130 pounds (60kg) of downward vigour on a cover.

As with other Chromebooks, specs are modest, with Intel Celeron processor options, possibly 2GB or 4GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of built-in solid-state storage, and a 1,366×768 11.6-inch display. Unlike with a Chromebase 24, Acer is disclosing a starting cost of $179.99 and a Feb recover date for a CB3-131.

Acer is stability a support for Google’s other OS, Android, with a Iconia One 8 tablet. As a name suggest, it’s an 8-inch line-up using Android 5.1 (Lollipop). The Iconia One 8 is designed to be family friendly, including a Kids Center app that provides parental controls, child-appropriate content, and a simplified UI designed for younger users. Internal components are in line with a simple proceed of a Iconia One 8: MediaTek quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage. The cost is also basic, as a Iconia One 8 will cost only $99.99 when it arrives subsequent month.

Acer hasn’t lost about a Windows laptops, with updates to 3 of a opposite lineups. The Aspire Switch 12 S (pictured above) is a latest in the company’s automobile cover family, packaged with new record like Acer Snap Hinge Gold that presumably improves a send speed (up to 6Gbps) between a detachable keyboard and a bottom unit. The new Acer ExoAmp WiFi receiver comes built into a Switch’s aluminum framework to boost a opening of a built-in 802.11a/b/c/g/n Wi-Fi.

The Switch 12 S is a singular Windows PC that includes a Thunderbolt 3 pier (along with a span of USB 3.0 ports), and it comes with Intel’s RealSense Camera R200 that provides 3D modelling capabilities. In further to a bottom 1080p 12.5-inch display, there’s a 4K option; possibly way, a shade is stable by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Other specs embody a Skylake Intel Core M processor, possibly 4GB or 8GB of RAM, and possibly 128GB or 256GB of solid-state storage. Like a Chromebook CB3-131, a Switch 12 S is accessible starting in February, yet during a most aloft starting cost of $999.99.

Also sporting Intel’s latest RealSense Camera are the Aspire V Nitro Black Edition laptops. The new 3D camera improves a intuiting range, and Acer hopes it adds to a notebooks’ gaming experience. The latest Black Edition portables embody sixth-generation Intel Core processors and can come with Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M graphics and NVMe PCIe SSD storage. Another Feb release, a new Black Edition Nitro laptops will competition a starting cost of $1,099.

Rounding out Acer’s new laptops is a TravelMate P648 array of craving portables. In further to informed facilities for business travelers (full-sized keyboard with LED backlight and brief resistence, fingerprint reader, Trusted Platform Module 1.2 support), a P648 notebooks underline cutting-edge 802.11a/d Wi-Fi, with limit speeds of 4.6Gbps or 10 times faster than 802.11a/c Wi-Fi send speeds.

Like a Switch 12 S, a P648 family includes a Thunderbolt 3 pier (and 3 USB 3.0 inputs). You also get a choice of Skylake Intel Core processors, Nvidia GeForce 940M graphics, and room for a span of terabyte tough drives or for SSDs that can be placed in an discretionary RAID 0 configuration. The new blurb notebooks will be accessible Apr from $799.99.

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