The new Chromebooks have Full HD displays and up to 8th Gen Intel Core processors, and up to 12 hours of battery life from typical work operations.
“The addition of a premium durable chassis and integrated fingerprint reader onto the latest Acer Chromebooks enhances the security and reliability of these devices,” said James Lin, general manager for notebooks, IT Product Business, Acer Inc. “Employees of all types — whether in a corporate office, small business, or an educational setting — need reliable, powerful PCs that help protect their data, perform well, and look great. These new Acer Chromebooks fit that bill.”
The Acer Chromebook 715 and 714 both feature a durable, all-aluminium, impact-resistant chassis that looks great on a front desk for customer-facing settings, as well as on the road with employees making client visits or sales calls. The reinforced design delivers military-grade protection (U.S. MIL-STD 810G compliant), so it can handle drops from up to 48 inches (122 cm) and can withstand up to 132 pounds (60 kg) of downward force. The anodised aluminium chassis stands up to daily wear and tear, resists dents and bending, and wards off dings, chips and corrosion to maintain the high-end look and feel.
The Corning Gorilla Glass touchpad features click-anywhere functionality and is also scratch- and moisture-resistant.
For further protection, the machines feature an integrated fingerprint reader conveniently placed next to the keyboard. Ideal for shared environments, the fingerprint reader gives employees a quick and secure way to unlock the device and share with co-workers.
Citrix Ready certified, the new Acer Chromebooks are fully compatible with Citrix solutions that enhance business mobility, networking, and cloud platforms.
First Acer Chromebook with a numeric keypad
The 715 is the first Acer Chromebook to include a dedicated numeric keypad. The large display provides ample room for the keypad, which gives cloud workers in retail, finance, and service fields — as well as in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) — an efficient way to input data. In addition, it has a backlit keyboard so productivity can continue in low-light conditions.
The 15.6-inch IPS display allows viewing of multiple apps and tabs in Full HD 1920×1080 resolution. It comes in both touch-screen and standard display options.
Employees working remotely will appreciate the Acer Chromebook 714’s compact design and 14-inch Full HD display. The slim bezels measure as little as 6.18 mm (0.24 inches) to reduce the overall footprint and keep the focus on the visuals. Like the 715, the 714 has IPS3 technology and comes in touch-screen and standard non-touch options.
All-Day Battery Life and Enhanced Performance
Both machines deliver industry-leading battery life of up to 12 hours, so they can be used for a full day of productivity on the road or in customer-facing environments. Both can be powered by a range of processors, including the 8th Gen Intel Core i5 and Core i3 processors as well as Intel Celeron and Intel Pentium Gold options.
The laptops have a USB 3.1 Type-C port on each side so they can be connected to devices and charged from the side that’s most convenient. The ports can be used for quick data transfers, connecting to an external display, and for charging other devices. Both Chromebooks also have a USB 3.0 port and a MicroSD card reader.
The optional Acer USB-Type-C Dock can be connected via a single cable, transforming the machines into powerful workstations that can connect to external displays, printers, and more. This convenient and compact dock enables high-speed video, audio, and data transfers, and keeps the front desk or work area clutter-free.
Chrome OS Security
The new units work well with Google’s Chrome Enterprise solution that helps businesses manage devices at scale. Ideal for a range of business environments, including those where employees share devices and are mobile, such as in health care and retail, Chrome Enterprise helps create a secure and productive environment for cloud-based workers.
Customers will have access to the latest Chrome apps and millions of Android apps for productivity, connectivity, and services, via Google Play.
The Acer Chromebook 715 is available with 8GB or 16GB of DDR4 SDRAM and either 32GB, 64GB or 128GB of eMMC storage.
The Acer Chromebook 714 is available with 8GB or 16GB of DDR4 SDRAM and either 32GB, 64GB or 128GB of eMMC storage.
Vox’s Green Week offers discounted fibre speeds
Vox is offering businesses the chance to double the speed – and pay the regular price – for fibre, in its Double Up promo.
Vox, a leading integrated ICT and telecommunications company, is not joining in the Black Friday frenzy. It’s going one better, with a Green Week. From 25 November to 2 December it is running a Vox Fibre to the Business (FTTB) Double Up Promo.
FTTB orders signed between 18 November and 2 December 2019, will automatically receive double the speed for the duration of their contract with Vox ,at a 33% saving.
FTTB Promo Offer
|FTTB BUNDLE||PURCHASE PRICE||WHAT YOU GET|
|20 Mbps||R 2,499||40 Mbps|
|50 Mbps||R 4,499||100 Mbps|
|100 Mbps||R 8,999||200 Mbps|
|200 Mbps||R 12,999||400 Mbps|
|500 Mbps||R 16,999||1 Gbps|
The promo is applicable to 20 Mbps, 50 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 200 Mbps and 500 Mbps packages on the Frogfoot Fibre network and applies to all new links and re-sign orders.
The Green Week sale includes limited specials ranging from mobile data to ADSL, satellite, indoor and outdoor camera and voice services. The discounted deals are available for one week only until midnight on 2 December 2019.
Says Vera Romano, executive head of marketing at Vox: “Our Green Week is fast becoming a popular annual event and as always, we have something for everyone – be it for the consumer or business market. Our key focus has been to provide packages that add value to the customer. So, keep an eye out over the next few days – there is something to suit everyone.”
To find out more visit https://www.vox.co.za
Second chance to get discounted Xbox One
Last year’s Black Friday deals for the Xbox One were epic, and this year they return to being heavily discounted.
With 9 days to go until the shopping extravaganza that is Black Friday (29 November 2019), Prima Interactive has revealed its Black Friday deals for Xbox One.
The deals remain roughly the same as last year’s Black Friday prices, suggesting that these are the absolute minimum at which retailers can sell the consoles.
Xbox fans won’t have to wait until 29 November but will be able to purchase the following deals from 25 November to 2 December 2019 from all leading gaming retailers:
Xbox Box S (1TB) Console for R 3 599.00
Xbox Box One S + Wireless Controller for R 4 699.00
Xbox One X for R 6 999.00