Acer Chromebook Spin 11 launches with Wacom tech, 360 hinge

Acer has introduced the new Chromebook Spin 11 (R751T), a convertible laptop with military-grade durability, according to Acer. It seems the company has created its new Chromebook for classroom use, and appropriately it has revealed it at the British Education and Training Technology Show in London. Among the Spin 11's unique features is a 360-degree hinge and integrated Wacom technology.

As with other Chromebooks, the Acer Spin 11 features Google's Chrome OS, and it includes features that'll be useful to both students and teachers. Among the technology is the Wacom EMR stylus that, says Acer, combined with other technology presents a pen-on-paper experience. This is obviously useful for taking notes, drawing images, and more. The EMR stylus is battery-free, and is also said to be resistant to drops.

Other school-centric features including an antimicrobial version of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 that utilizes embedded ionic silver for zapping germs. That is joined by the flexible hinge that allows the display to be arranged in tent, display, and tablet modes, as well as the typical laptop mode for regular laptop usage.

Because children are prone to dropping things and schools are busy places, the new Acer Chromebook is also MIL-STD 810G durable, and can handle 'daily knocks and drops,' whether that's being knocked off a table or bounced around in a student's backpack. The notebook is designed to handle drops from heights up to 48-inches.

Other features include an 11.6-inch high-definition IPS display, either an Intel Celeron dual-core N3350 or a quad-core N3450 processor, depending on configuration, and up to 8GB of RAM and up to 64GB of storage. There's Bluetooth 4.2, two USB-C port, microSD card reader, and up to 10 hours of battery life.