Acer has announced six new enterprise-grade Chromebooks. These machines are part of Google's Chrome Enterprise device list, which means they are completely integrated into Google's cloud.
The new devices were designed and engineered to “meet the needs of enterprises and various business sectors”. With the cloud-native tools, 24/7 support and integrations with third-party products, these devices are made for ease of use, productivity, portability, and accessibility to Google's cloud environment.
All of these machines come with Chrome OS and Google's H1 secure microcontroller, enabling “verified boot, multi-layer security capabilities, battery cutoff, guaranteed reset, and closed case debugging”. Besides the microcontroller, there's also antivirus-protection, a sandbox, update management, fleet control, and fleet management.
Acer Chromebook Enterprise 715
Measuring 36.58cm×24.64cm×1,78cm (W×D×H) and weighing 1.8Kg, the Chromebook Enterprise 715 comes equipped with an Intel Core i3-8130U and its respective UHD Graphics 620, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 64GB of storage space, and an FHD LCD 15.6-inch IPS display. For connectivity, there is Bluetooth 4.2, a microSD card reader and 3 USB ports: 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type C with DisplayPort over USB-C and USB charging, and 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A. It's available now for $779.99.
Acer Chromebook Enterprise 714
The specifications of Acer Chromebook Enterprise 714 are the same as the Chromebook 715, except its size and screen, which comes with a 14-inch FHD IPS display and measures 32.26cm×23.88cm×1,78cm (W×D×H) and weighs 1.5Kg. The price doesn't differ that much as well, with a $799.99 price tag.
Acer Chromebook Enterprise 13
The Chromebook Enterprise 13, on the other hand, comes with a beefier Intel Core i7-8650U and UHD Graphics 610. With 16GB of DDR3 RAM, 128GB of storage, and a 13.5-inch 3:2 aspect ratio IPS display, with a resolution of 2256 x 1504, it has a 10hour maximum battery run time, thanks to its 4670mAh. Regarding connectivity, it comes with the same Bluetooth 4.2, microSD card reader and 3 USB ports. It measures 30.99cm×23.88cm×1,78cm (W×D×H) and weighs 1.4KG. With more premium specifications comes an increase in price, when compared to the previous Chromebook Enterprise 13, at $1199.99.
Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 13
The Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 13 has the same specifications and measurements as the Chromebook Enterprise 13, but it's a 2-1 convertible laptop and weighs about 100 grams more. Because of its tablet mode, it also comes with a stylus. Priced at $1299.99, it's the most-expensive Chromebook, out of the four detailed in this article.
Acer Chromebase Enterprise 24I2
This All-in-One PC has a 24-inch FHD IPS display, up to 128GB of SSD storage, up to 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and 8th Gen Intel Core i CPUs. It is VESA compatible, tilts from -5° to 25° and comes with a 5MP webcam, a microSD card reader, 4x USB Type-A ports, 1x USB Type-C port, 1x HDMI port, 1x Ethernet port, and a 3.5mm audio jack. There's no specified date for release, nor price for the Chromebase Enterprise 24I2 as of yet.
Acer Chromebox Enterprise CX13
The Acer Chromebox Enterprise 13 comes with 8th Gen Intel Core i7 vPro processors, a GbE port, 3x USB 3.0 Type-A ports, 1x USB 3.0 Type-C port, 1x HDMI port, microSD card reader, and 3.5mm audio jack. The amount of memory is yet to be disclosed, as is the release date and price.
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