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Acer Releases Two New Chromebooks for the Classroom

Acer Releases Two New Chromebooks for the Classroom

Acer has launched two new Chromebooks for the classroom: the Acer Chromebook C910 and Acer Chromebook C740.

Both new models "have a durable design and provide an affordable, easy-to-manage and proven platform for student learning," according to an article on eschoolnews.com. The Acer C910 "has a large 15.6-inch display and is ideal for labs and classrooms where it may be shared by multiple students. The Acer C740 is a compact Chromebook with an 11.6-inch display that neatly fits in a backpack for students who take them home for 1:1 programs as well as in classroom and lab settings."

“Acer Chromebooks are already seen as a proven platform for successful student learning, as they are being used by students to collaborate, conduct research and work on projects in exciting new ways,” said Eric Ackerson, senior product marketing, Acer America. “The two new Acer Chromebooks feature newly enhanced durable designs that can handle even more of the rigors so common to the education environment. Also, schools can deploy and manage these new platforms cost-effectively, quickly and securely, so the emphasis stays on student success.”

According to the article, "knowing that students can be especially harsh on their devices, the Acer C910 and C740 Chromebooks 15 were designed with extra durability features."

"The C910 and C740 both have reinforced covers that can withstand up to 60kg of force, while the corners can tolerate up to 45cm drops without damage," the article said. "Also, the hinges have been reinforced, so the new Chromebooks can endure more twisting and stress. It is likely that the C740 Chromebook will be frequently moved thanks to its compact size, so Acer designed it with extended metal hinges that keep the device more rigid in case a student mistakenly picks it up by the display or crams it in a backpack."

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Article by Kassondra Granata, Education World Contributor

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