Both Acer and Lenovo have updated their Chromebook lineups at IFA 2015, and both are looking to offer decent products at attractive price points. Acer announced the new R11 Chromebook in a bid to compete with the convertible ASUS Chromebook Flip, while Lenovo unveiled the budget-friendly Chromebook 100S.
ACER Chromebook R11
Acer Chromebook R11 is the company first convertible notebook with a durable hinge which has the ability to rotate 360-degrees. So it will work in four modes: laptop, tablet, display and tent modes. Under the hood is Intel Celeron processor has 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac wireless and an 11.6-inch with resolution 1366×768 resolution HD touchscreen.
The build-in HD webcame will feature HDR for better contrast during video calls and it just weight 1.25kg with thickness 19.2mm covered by aluminum cover and host USB3.0 ports.
“By launching the Acer Chromebook R 11, we are providing our customers with a greater choice of Chrome OS notebooks,” said Jerry Kao, president of Notebook Business Group at Acer. “We already offer a variety of Chromebooks from 11 to 15 inches. The addition of the convertible series is another illustration of our commitment to our customers and the category.”
The Chromebook R11 will be available in October, with prices starting at $299 with configurations up to 4GB RAM and 32GB storage available.
Lenovo Chromebook 100S
Unlike Acer, Lenovo comes with different approach as the Chromebook 100s is going for budget pricing. The 100S will be available to buy in October with pricing at just $179.
Lenovo claims it has 8 hours of battery life with Intel N2840 processor, 4GB RAM and up to 32GB alongside an 11.6 inch display.
For those times when you just want to get on the web quickly to answer emails or look something up, the Lenovo Chromebook 100S arrives at $179, Lenovo’s most affordable Chromebook ever. The Chromebook 100S is intended for simplicity of use with a the small-and-light form factor at a mere 2.6-lbs. and 11.6″ high definition display. The Intel Intel™ BayTrail-M processor ups the ante in terms of horsepower handling multiple audio and video streams with aplomb and while great for anyone on a budget the system maintains a solid durable construction that protects against dents, bumps and scratches. There’s a beautiful simplicity there, especially since the web browser monopolizes so much of what most people do day-to-day on their PC.
Just wait for few weeks so these 2 beautiful notebooks will be available. If you really can’t wait, just be sure to check other options carefully.