Acer announces a new ultraportable running under Chrome OS, the Acer Chromebook 712 equipped with an Intel Core 10th generation Comet Lake processor.
The Acer Chromebook 712 (also planned under the reference Chromebook C871) is an ultraportable which weighs 1.4 Kg , measures 296 x 229 x 21.5mm and runs under the free system Chrome OS of Google with a Li-Ion 48Whr battery offering a announced autonomy of 12:00 .
It has the particularity of being built around an Intel Core 10th generation low-consumption Comet Lake Dual Core i3-10110U (2.1 GHz) processor with integrated graphics Intel UHD 620 or Pentium Gold Dual Core 6405U (2.4 GHz) or Celeron Dual Core 5205U (1.9 GHz), the latter two with Intel UHD graphics.
The Comet Lake is associated here with 4/8 GB DDR4 of RAM and an eMMC flash storage of 32/64 GB, which is quite limited.
The new Acer Chromebook 712 ultraportable also includes Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Wi-Fi 6 AX201), Bluetooth 5.0, Headphone / Mic combo audio, 1 USB 3.0 and 2 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1).
It is also equipped with a microSD card reader, 2 speakers, a 720p HD webcam with microphone as well as a chiclet keyboard and a splash-resistant touchpad .
On the display side, the Acer Chromebook 712 which can be opened at 180 ° completely flat adopts a 12 inch IPS screen in original 3: 2 format (1366×912), a touch option being provided.
Sporting a robust Shane Black (black) chassis compliant with the American military resistance standard MIL-STD-810G , the Acer Chromebook 712 which aims to seduce the educational community is expected for May 2020 in Europe from 299 euros .
Its Chrome OS system is supported until June 2028, 8 years, more than the average for Chromebooks .