Acer’s Chromebook 11 N7 (C731) is yet another laptop made for schools

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Compact. Durable. Affordable. Those are three qualities school districts need in products brought into classrooms. Most of the laptops powered by Chrome OS nail one or two of them, but Acer’s latest offering to debut at CES 2017 consists of all three. The Chromebook 11 N7 (C731) is a “smart solution” for classrooms.

This little device is small enough to fit anywhere, tough enough to handle all types of drops and spills, and cheap enough to fit into every budget.

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No marketing gimmicks to look at. The durability here is legit. Acer’s newest Chromebook underwent thorough military-grade testing. The Chromebook 11 N7 (C731), which shows an anti-slip texture on the exterior, can withstand up to 132lbs of downward force on the cover, up to 48-inch drops, and up to 11oz of fluid on the keyboard.

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The keyboard’s keys are also recessed to prevent antsy students from removing them. See? Everything that a student can possibly do to damage a laptop was considered.

The Chromebook 11 N7 (C731) features an 11.6-inch (1366×768) display, Intel Celeron N3060 processor, 4GB of RAM, an HD front-facing camera, two USB 3.0 ports, an SD card slot, an HDMI port, and an auxiliary port.

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Retailers will begin selling Acer’s Chromebook 11 N7 (C731) this month starting at $229. If you want more storage or a touch-enabled display, you’ll have to pay extra.

The low starting price should mean Acer is going to receive a lot of orders from school districts throughout the United States. Over the years, we’ve seen plenty of school districts adopt Google’s Chrome OS because of its affordability and simplicity. It doesn’t take a lot for IT administrators to oversee each and every device, and support for administrators and teachers within the school districts is direct and speedy.

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About the Author: Justin Herrick

Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.