Rugged Acer Chromebook Spin 11 for education and much moreDale Davies ▼ | January 27, 2017
Acer has announced its new Acer Chromebook Spin 11 (R751T) designed for the classroom, but very capable to serve you on the go.
New convertible The 360° dual-torque hinge design
One of the most impressive features of the new Chromebook is the 360° dual-torque hinge design, which ensures users can enjoy a wobble-free, optimized touch experience in any mode. Tent Mode is ideal for places where space is restricted (such as fold-down tray tables on bus journeys, or small classroom desks), this mode is great for displaying video content and provides a strong base for touchscreen interactions with apps and webpages.
Tablet Mode is the most mobility-friendly mode, the thin body folds over itself to make for a light and easy to hold unit – great for passing around during group-work and great for field trips and class lessons outdoors. This mode is also perfect for art and design projects with the Wacom enabled stylus. A second Acer HD wide view webcam located above the keyboard allows the user to shoot photos and videos just like they would with a tablet.
Display Mode is great for displaying instructional video content during classes that require hands on work – like cookbook recipes in a home economics class – or for apps that don’t need much touchscreen interaction. Notebook Mode is traditional laptop mode for typing and interacting with apps via a full keyboard. Adhering to the stringent U.S. MIL-STD 810G military standard2, the Chromebook Spin 11 is tough and can withstand daily knocks and drops. That makes it a welcome companion to all professionals working in demanding environment. ■