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Acer's Durable Chromebooks Aim to Help Students' Hectic Lifestyles

Acer's New Line Of Student Friendly Chromebooks

Acer has been at work to develop two durable Chromebooks that can take on the wear and tear that students may put on their devices.

Chromebooks run Google's Chrome operating system and are manufactured by several companies. This is a look at Acer's contributions to the popular devices.

“Students are often hard on their computer hardware—jamming them into backpacks as they rush to class, or throwing their school bag in the corner when they get home,” says Ian Paul of PC World. “To help Chromebooks stand-up to the casual punishment that students can mete out, Acer is introducing two new Chromebooks for the educating market in February.”

The two models, the C740 and the C910, are said to have features that will enable them to withstand falls of about a foot and a half as well as force of 132 pounds, according to Paul. Enhanced and reinforced hinges will help keep the Chromebook together under harsh circumstances. 

Chromebooks are becoming a very useful tool for students as they are useful tools for helping them with research, as well as being a great tool for teachers to use in the classroom when it comes to virtual lessons.

The C740 will be the smaller model of the two with a 11.6-inch display and a weight of three pounds that will help make it easier to carry. The C740 contains 16GB of onboard storage, with the option of 2GB or 4GB of RAM, according to Paul. Retail is fairly affordable for parents at $260.

The larger C910, seems to be the more durable version of the Acer Chromebook 15, according to Paul.

“The new C910 comes with a 15.6-inch display and options for either a 1920-by-1080 IPS display or a lower-grade 1366-by-768 screen, just like the Chromebook 15,” Paul reported. “This higher-end Chromebook also comes with two storage options at 16GB and 32GB, and 4GB RAM. The base model price will be $300.”

With a growing market in Chromebooks for educational use, Acer has created a product that will make parents more confident in buy an expensive device for their child. Ultimately the pay off will be a durable and useful tool to help students in the classroom and back at home.

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Article by Navindra Persaud, Education World Contributor.

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