Acer Goes Back to School With Rugged Chromebook 11 C771

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Customers looking for a tough Chrome OS-powered notebook get an Acer option-- the Chromebook 11 C771, an 11.6-inch number featuring a few performance upgrades in a rugged design.

C771 ChromebookPrimarily aimed at the education segment, the C771 is compliant with MIL-STD-810G US Military Standard, meaning it should resist drops of up to 122cm as well as up to 60kg of downwards force on the top. In addition it should also be resistant to dust and spills.

When it comes to the internals, on launch the C771 (and the C771T touchscreen variant) packs an Intel Celeron 3855U CPU, 32GB storage and 4GB RAM. On September it will also be available with 6th gen Core i3 and i5 processors. As for battery life, Acer says the C711 offers up to 13 hours of use on a single charge, while the C711T lasts for up to 12 hours.

The Chromebook 11 C771 starts shipping from August 2017, followed by the Intel Core i3 and i5 models on September.

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