Acer Unveils Latest 2-in-1 Notebook, Chromebook, Chromebase at CES
Acer also introduced its Liquid Jade Primo flagship smartphone, Iconia tablets, and V Nitro and TravelMate notebooks at CES 2016.Acer's launch of a wide range of notebooks, tablets, Chrome OS computers and even a flagship smartphone at CES 2016 raises its profile and stakes in several markets. In a series of Jan. 4 announcements at the Las Vegas show, Acer unveiled the Aspire Switch 12 S 2 two-in-one notebook, Chromebase 24 desktop, the Acer Chromebook 11 portable and the Acer Liquid Jade Primo flagship smartphone. Also announced were the Iconia One 8 tablet, the Aspire V Nitro notebook and the TravelMate P648 notebook. The Aspire Switch 12 S includes a 12.5-inch display with options for 4K or Full HD screens, an anodized aluminum chassis, a choice of sixth-generation Intel Core M processors and a USB 3.1 Type-C Thunderbolt 3 connector. The machines will be available in the United States in February starting at $999.99. The machines will be available with 4GB to 8GB of memory and either 128GB or 256GB of solid-state drive (SSD) storage. The Acer Switch 12 S runs on Windows 10 and includes a 12.5-inch display and can be used in four modes—notebook, tablet, display and tent. The Acer Chromebase 24 is the company's first Chromebase all-in-one desktop that includes an Intel Core processor. The machine includes a 23.8-inch Full HD (1,920 by 1,080) display, up to 8GB of DDR3L memory, and 802.11ac wireless and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. The Chromebase 24 incorporates four digital microphones with noise-cancelling technology to make it suitable for professional video conferencing. Prices and availability dates will be announced later.
The Acer Chromebook 11 (pictured) is a new model in the company's Chromebook line, featuring a more durable design for commercial and education customers. The machines will be available in the United States in February starting at $179.99. The Chromebook 11 offers a choice of Intel Celeron quad-core processors, 2GB or 4GB of memory, and 16GB or 32GB of eMMC storage. The Chromebook 11 has an 11.6-inch non-glare display, a high-dynamic range (HDR) camera, stereo speakers and an integrated microphone.