Four New or Updated Acer Chromebooks: 311 (CB311-9H/9HT), Spin 311 (CP311-2H), 314 (CB314-1H/1HT) and 315 (CB315-3H/3HT)

First up is the updated Acer Chromebook 311 clamshell with 11.6-inch HD display, available with either touch or non-touch options.   Other specs provided by Acer:

  • Intel Celeron Processor
  • Google Assistant
  • Gigabit Wi-Fi
  • Dual-band MU-MIMO
  • 10-hour Battery

Next is the similarly sized Acer Chromebook Spin 311, which adds a 2-in-1 mode, shares many of the same specs but includes a Wacom EMR pen. The new Acer Chromebook Flip 311 will start at $329.99 in the U.S.

Moving up in size and price is the Acer Chromebook 314 which starts at $279.99.  It has a 14-inch HD display, has touch and non-touch options and can be configured with a 1080p screen. Other specs include:

  • Intel Celeron Processor
  • Google Assistant
  • Narrow 7.3mm Bezel & Optional Touchscreen
  • 12.5-hour Battery
  • Gigabit Wi-Fi

And finally, the Acer Chromebook 315 with a full numeric keypad.  Like the 14-inch model, this updated 15.6-inch Chromebook can be configured with a 1080p display, with or without touch. Pricing starts at the same $279.99 for the base model. Official specs are:

  • Intel Pentium and Celeron Processor
  • Google Assistant
  • 12.5-hour Battery
  • Built-in Numeric Keypad
  • Gigabit Wi-Fi

Since these are in the 300-model series, you can tell by the specs and pricing that these are considered entry-level devices. And we don’t yet know the pricing of anything beyond the base configurations shown above. But there’s definitely a market for the low-cost Chromebook, whether its for school, basic browsing, and general use.  Availability in December for the U.S. and a starting price of $249.99. EMEA regions will see these Chromebooks go on sale next month.

The information for this post was taken from an article by Kevin C. Tofel in About Chromebooks, follow this link for the complete article and more details.

Here are some additional sources to get different viewpoints on this new model:  androidcentral, Neowin, liliputing, and Acer.