Acer recently launched four new
Chromebooks to meet the needs of students, teachers and administrators,
including its first Acer Chromebook Vero model designed specifically for the education
market. These new models provide the latest in durability, performance, and features,
making them a powerful tool for helping educators
deliver better learning outcomes.
“As a leading provider of Chromebooks for the K12 education
market, Acer knows what students and teachers need to keep the focus on
learning – and these new Acer Chromebooks deliver what’s needed and more,” said
James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “Our new
Chromebooks provide advances in all the areas that have helped establish them
as an essential tool for learning: student-focused durability features,
reliable performance and advanced connectivity options to support school
Impactful Learning and Teaching with Chrome Education Upgrade,
All the new Acer Chromebooks are available with
Chrome Education Upgrade, which enables IT staff and administrators to manage,
deploy and plan for student learning, all while ensuring students are getting
the most from the Chromebooks[i].
IT departments can easily conduct admin support, manage devices, and have the
new Acer Chromebooks automatically enrolled to their school sites as soon as
the end user connects to the internet through Zero-touch enrollment.
Durability Features Designed Especially for Students
All of the new
Acer Chromebooks for education have impact-resistant exteriors that meet
testing standards to withstand the daily trials of
a busy school environment. They feature a reinforced corner design with a shock-absorbent bumper so they are protected from drops as high as
122 cm (48 inches) and can withstand up to 60 kg (132.3 lbs) of pressure. These
new durable Chromebooks also feature elongated and widened internal brackets
that protect the display, even when they are being mishandled. Plus, the ports
have been reinforced with metallic plating to protect them from the wear and
tear of frequent student use.
The four new Chromebooks each have a keyboard designed
to protect the device from common student accidents. The keyboard is
spill-resistant and features a unique drainage system that helps protect the internal
components from up to 330 ml (11 oz) of water spills[[iii]].
All four Acer Chromebooks feature a moisture-resistant OceanGlass™ touchpad, made from
ocean-bound plastics, reducing waste while providing a sleek, glass-like
texture and responsive tactile feeling.
They also have mechanically anchored keys that are
difficult for inquisitive students to remove, but at the same time, simple for
IT personnel to repair or replace. The Acer Chromebook 511, Acer Chromebook
Spin 511 and Acer Chromebook Spin 512 also feature a new serviceable keyboard
that can be completely removed and replaced with the removal of just two
screws. Finally, all four new Acer Chromebooks have been certified to meet two
leading toy safety standards, the ASTM F963-16[[iv]]
and UL/IEC 60950-1[[v]],
meaning they’re also safe to share with younger children.
Acer Chromebook Vero 712 Brings Eco-Conscious Design to Schools
The performance-minded and
Chromebook Vero 712 (CV872/T) lets
students see and do more. This Chromebook for schools features a 3:2 aspect
ratio and 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processor that enables students to
do faster coding on their Chromebooks. The
productivity-boosting 12-inch HD+ IPS display has a taller 3:2 aspect ratio
that provides 18% more vertical space compared to an equally wide display, so
more schoolwork, text, maps and photos can be seen before students need to
scroll. The Chromebook’s TÜV
Rheinland Eyesafe® (Hardware Solution) certified display also reduces harmful blue light while ensuring that users can
still enjoy vivid colors when viewing from their devices. Plus, the powerful 12th Gen Intel Core
processors let students tackle more advanced schoolwork such as coding and
video editing, while also running multiple programs and apps without delays.
Featuring recycled materials, sustainable
packaging and an energy-efficient design, the Acer Chromebook Vero 712 is part of
the eco-conscious Vero line that reflects the
company’s commitment to sustainability. The new Acer Chromebook
Vero 712 utilizes recycled
materials in many areas of the product including 30% post-consumer recycled
(PCR) plastic in the chassis and display bezel as well as 50% PCR plastic in
the keycaps. Even the device’s packaging supports the company’s mission to
reduce, reuse and recycle with the use of 100% recycled paper pulp.
Three New Durable Chromebooks
Meet Range of Educational Settings
In addition to the first Acer Chromebook
Vero for education customers, Acer has expanded its line of Chromebooks for this
market with three updated models: the Acer
Chromebook Spin 512 (R856T) convertible with a
12-inch display, Acer Chromebook Spin 511 (R756T) convertible with an 11.6-inch display, and the Acer Chromebook 511 (C736) clamshell with an 11.6-inch display. These three Acer Chromebooks are powered by the latest Intel Processor N100 and N200, and have the
option to include built-in 4G LTE[[vi]] connectivity to
provide fast, reliable access to educational apps from virtually anywhere. Plus,
like the Acer Chromebook Vero, these new Chromebooks also feature recycled
materials, sustainable packaging, an energy-efficient design, and EPEAT
registration to help schools reduce waste across the lifetime of the device.
The two new convertible models are ideal Chromebooks
for blended learning environments as both feature 360-hinges to allow them to
be used in a range of settings, as well as Antimicrobial[[vii]]
Corning® Gorilla® Glass touch displays that are scratch-resistant
and limit the growth of odor and stain-causing microorganisms. The Acer
Chromebook Spin 511 has a compact design with an 11.6-inch HD IPS display in a
16:9 format, while the Acer Chromebook Spin 512 has a productivity-boosting
12-inch 3:2 aspect ratio HD+ IPS display on the (R856T/TN/LT/LTN) with more
vertical space so students can view more text, maps, photos and schoolwork. Also,
both convertible Chromebooks feature an optional USI Stylus that can be charged
in the integrated dock, so students can take notes, sketch, write and paint with
ease. Both convertible models deliver multi-day 12-hour battery life[[viii]].
The Acer Chromebook Spin 512 also has the same TÜV Rheinland Eyesafe®
(Hardware Solution) certified display as that of the Acer Chromebook Vero 712 which can reduce harmful blue light while ensuring that users can
still enjoy vivid colors when viewing from their devices.
The Acer Chromebook 511 is a tried-and-tested
classic clamshell design that is incredibly compact, making it ideal for a wide
range of younger students using lab settings and 1:1 programs. The 11.6-inch HD
LED-backlit display with IPS technology comes in touch and non-touch options to
meet school districts’ ranging needs and budgets. It also provides long battery
life of up to 12 hours of use.
Range of Ports and Latest in Connectivity for Hybrid Class
Students can connect to the Internet quickly with
reliable Wi-Fi 6E. Plus, the four new Acer Chromebooks all feature 720p webcams
with Blue Glass Lens and (TNR), providing high-quality video feedback even in
low-light conditions. The two convertible models also provide the option for high-resolution
world-facing cameras. For privacy, all four new Chromebooks include a webcam
shutter. The new Acer Chromebooks will be available with an array of eMMC
storage options and up to 8 GB RAM.
All of the four new Chromebooks are ready to
connect to devices, displays and other peripherals. They each have two full-function
USB 3.2 Type-C ports for transferring data at speeds up to 5 Gbps, connecting
to an HD display, and can also be used to charge the device as well as other
products. They all also feature at least one USB 3.2 Type A port, while the
Chromebook 511, Chromebook Spin 511 and Chromebook Spin 512 also include a
MicroSD card reader.
Price and Availability
Exact specifications, prices, and availability will
vary by region. To learn more about availability, product specifications and
prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via www.acer.com.
should use their Google Workspace for Education account when accessing Google
Services for school.
[[ii]] Sand and Dust testing based on MIL-STD 810F.
MIL-STD 810G/H is a testing protocol conducted in controlled settings and does
not guarantee future performance in all situations. Do not attempt to simulate
these tests, as damage resulting from this will not be covered by Acer's
[[iii]] Up to 330 ml (11 fluid ounces) of water
These Acer Chromebooks have been designed and tested to meet UL/IEC 60950-1 safety standard,
investigated by UL 696 safety electric toys and meets the ASTM F963 toy safety
for kids over 3 years old. For more information visit: https://www.astm.org/Standards/F963.htm
Specification may vary depending on model and/or region.
All antimicrobial solutions, including Antimicrobial Corning® Gorilla® Glass,
do not protect or provide users any direct or implied health benefits.
Battery life may vary based on the device and
upon usage and other conditions. Battery
life may vary depending on model and configuration. Based on Google power LoadTest.
(http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/testing/power-testing). Actual battery life varies by model,
configuration (including storage capacity, RAM capacity, processor in use,
display type and resolution, etc.), applications, power management settings,
operating conditions, and utilized features.