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Acer blazes Chromebook trail



Acer has released what it claims to be the fastest commercially available Chromebook – the Acer C910. The device runs a 5th generation Intel Core i5 processor and features a 15.6-inch display offering a maximum resolution of up to 1920×1080 pixels per inch.

Acer America has released what is claimed to be the fastest commercial Chromebook model in the industry – the Acer C910 Chromebook with a 5th Generation Intel Core i5 processor. The Acer C910 Chromebook was designed for education and business customers who need extra screen real estate along with Chrome performance and a durable design.

This new model will use the 5th Generation Intel Core i5-5200U Processor to deliver the fastest performance in a commercial Chromebook to date. It expands the line Acer C910 line that uses 5th Generation Intel Core i3 and next generation Intel Celeron processors based on Intel 5th Generation Core micro-architecture.

The new faster performing Acer C910 Chromebook with an Intel Core i5 processor is raising the bar for Chromebook performance,” said Carlos Siqueiros, mobility business manager, Acer America. “The advanced technology will boost productivity and help our education and commercial customers get the most out of their Chromebook experience for collaboration on important projects and research.

According to Gartner, Acer leads the Chromebook market with approximately 40 percent market share worldwide.

The new heightened performance of the Acer C910 Chromebook is the ideal complement to the other advanced capabilities of the device. Most unique is the Acer C910’s 15.6-inch display – the industry’s first of that size – which helps increase productivity by giving customers more real estate to view multiple tabs and apps. It’s also ideal for shared environments such as classrooms, labs or conference rooms. The crisp and vibrant display comes as either a full HD IPS (1920×1080 resolution) with wide viewing angles or HD (1366×768 resolution) option to meet the budgets of schools. Both options are Acer ComfyView displays, so they have anti-glare properties to minimize the amount of reflecting light for less eye strain.

Durable Design Ideal for Students

The Acer C910 Chromebook was designed with extra durability features to handle extra-punishing environments such as schools. The Acer C910 has a reinforced cover that withstands up to 60kg of force, while the corners can tolerate up to 45cm drops without damage. Plus, the Chromebook was designed to endure more twisting and stress, further bolstered by a sleek and comfortable design that ensures a secure grip. The Acer C910 features the largest touchpad of any Chromebook today, so customers have greater freedom when navigating, zooming and scrolling.

Acer C910 is the Complete All-Day Device

The Acer C910 delivers long all-day battery life of up to 8 hours, so people will be able to use it to stay productive and have fun. Online connections are fast and secure with 2x2Wifi 802.11AC with MIMO technology. It also has two full-sized upward facing speakers for greater volume and clarity. Customers can connect other peripherals to it via Bluetooth 4.0, the USB 3.0 port, USB 2.0 port and HDMI port, as well as read SD cards to access and transfer files.

The Acer C910 weighs only 2.2kg (4.85 pounds) and measures only 393w x 256d x 24.2h mm (15.4w x 10.08d x 0.95h inches).

Support for Multiple Customers: Advanced Security The Acer C910 is ideal for people who view, edit, create and collaborate both online and offline in programs, such as Office documents and Gmail. Chromebooks are simple to use and can be easily shared by multiple users. Storage on Google Drive protects files, documents, and photos safely in the cloud, and ensures that the most current version of the file or document is always available and safe, even if the Chromebook is lost or stolen.

Security is a key benefit of Chromebooks, as they are automatically updated to guard against ever-changing online threats. In addition, the Supervised Users feature helps get children online in a safe, controlled way.

Models, Availability and Pricing

The Acer C910 Chromebook C910-54M1 has a 5th Generation Intel Core i5-5200U processor, 4GB of DDR low voltage memory, 32GB SSD storage and a 15.6-inch Full HD display. It is offered at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $499.99. Exact specifications, prices and availability of other models will vary by region.

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