Acer has launched an upgraded version of its education-focused Chromebook C910 that will be available in the US starting April. The Acer Chromebook C910 will be available at a suggested retail price of $499.99 (approximately Rs. 31,200), which is $200 higher than the older version that was launched in January.
The updated Acer Chromebook C910 now comes with fifth-generation Intel Core i5-5200U processor, compare to Intel Broadwell-based Celeron or Core i3 processor options in the predecessor. Acer’s new Chromebook C910 also retains the durability features from previous version. The company says it can withstand daily damage and features shell that can withstand up to 60kg of pressure, corners that can withstand drops from 45cm, and reinforced hinges for increased durability. Acer also touts that the C910 features “largest touchpad on any Chromebook” till date.
The Acer C910 Chromebook (C910-54M1) features 4GB of RAM, 32GB of SSD storage and a 15.6-inch full-HD (1920×1080 pixels resolution) display. The company claims that the Chromebook can deliver up to 8 hours battery life, while connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11AC with MIMO technology, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and HDMI ports. It weighs 2.2kg and measures 393x256x24.2mm.
Acer’s Carlos Siqueiros, Mobility Business Manager, Acer America said on the launch, “The new faster performing Acer C910 Chromebook with an Intel Core i5 processor is raising the bar for Chromebook performance. The advanced technology will boost productivity and help our education and commercial customers get the most out of their Chromebook experience for collaboration on important projects and research.”
Earlier this month, Google launched the second generation model of its high-end Chromebook Pixel laptop.