Also Acer is present at the BETT event in London dedicated to education. As done with last year's edition, the Taiwanese manufacturer has announced new devices dedicated to students and more generally to the world of school: a laptop based on the Windows operating system, its version with a touch display capable of rotating up to 360 degrees and another model with Google's Chrome OS platform.
Acer @ BETT: TravelMate B3, Spin B3 and Chromebook 712
Let's start from TravelMate B3 is TravelMate B3 Spin, both with Windows 10. The first offers a classic clamshell design, while the second the aforementioned touch-sensitive screen to rotate freely making it usable comfortably with your fingers or as a tablet (also using the stylus supplied with AES technology by Wacom). They comply with the USA MIL-STD 810G standard in order to guarantee high resistance to stress.
The display is 11.6 inches, the battery guarantees up to twelve hours of continuous use on a single charge. The Technical specifications include Intel Pentium and Celeron processors, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 connectors, HDMI port and optional USB Type-C. They will debut in April with prices set for the US market at $ 239 and $ 329.
Chromebook 712 with Chrome OS it equips Intel Core i3 CPU up to the tenth generation, 12-inch IPS display with 3: 2 aspect ratio (1366 × 912 pixel resolution), 12-hour battery life, WiFi 6, 720p webcam, Bluetooth 5.0, microSD card reader , two USB Type-C 3.2 ports and another USB 3.0.
Also in this case there is compliance with the MIL-STD 810G standard. In addition, the ASTM F963-16 and UL / IEC 60950-1 certifications for i children: there is a splash-resistant keyboard with mechanically anchored keys. The arrival on the market is scheduled for the month of May with prices starting from 299 euros for the basic configuration.