BETT 2019: Acer launches new Chromebooks and TravelMate B114-21 notebook

The convertible Acer Chromebook Spin 512 has a 360-degree hinge creating four use modes: clamshell, tablet, display and tent.
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At this year’s BETT Show, Acer has unveiled a number of new products for the education sector.

Products include two new 12-inch Chromebooks an the new TravelMate B114-21 14-inch notebook.

Acer Chromebook Spin 512 and Acer Chromebook 512

acer chromebook spin 512

Acer debuted its first 12-inch Chromebooks, the Acer Chromebook Spin 512 and Acer Chromebook 512, for students and education customers. The new Chromebooks feature a 3:2 aspect ratio display – which falls between the ratio used in books and mobile media, and similar to using pen and paper.

The convertible Acer Chromebook Spin 512’s (R851TN) 360-degree hinge lets students use the Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass display in four modes: clamshell, tablet, display and tent.

An included dockable Wacom electro-magnetic resonance (EMR) stylus makes note-taking and sketching natural and can be conveniently stored in the device slot.

The Acer Chromebook 512 (C851/C851T) features a traditional notebook design with touch and non-touch options.

“The new Acer Chromebook 512 and Spin 512 feature 3:2 displays so students can view even more as they collaborate, research and work on projects for learning and success,” said James Lin, general manager, Commercial and Detachable Notebooks, IT Products Business at Acer.

“With durable designs and unique features such as dual-webcams, an Antimicrobial Corning

Gorilla Glass display and a child-friendly keyboard, these new Acer Chromebooks handle even more of the rigors so common to the education environment.”

The new Acer Chromebooks will be available with either 32 or 64 eMMC storage and 4 or 8GB of RAM to education and commercial customers in Q2, in EMEA and North America.

Acer TravelMate B114-21

Acer TravelMate

Acer announced the new Acer TravelMate B114-21 at the 2019 BETT Show. The latest notebook in its range for education customers, the 14-inch notebook features a larger screen size and sports a sturdy design to protect it from the knocks of school life.

The Acer TravelMate B114-21 is designed to equip students with the learning tools they need, supporting educational multimedia apps and resources. Featuring up to a 7th Gen AMD A6-9220C APU paired with Radeon R5 Graphics, it promises “powerful support for learning and teaching activities”.

The TravelMate B114-21 offers generous storage options with up to a 256GB dual-lane PCIe NVMe SSD or up to 64GB of eMMC flash memory. The Acer TravelMate B114-21 has up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge.

The new Acer TravelMate B114-21 will be available to education and commercial customers in Q2 2019. Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. 

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