Acer has today debuted their latest Chromebook option, the Acer Chromebook 14 for Work. This is the company’s first Chromebook compatible with Google’s Chrome for Work program and features business oriented features and high-end specifications. The machine is powered by Intel’s Core i series of processors and features up to 12 hours of battery life. Models will be available with 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB of RAM with 16GB or 32GB of storage.
Acer also says that it has a “rugged” design that includes military spec compliance and a spill-resistant keyboard. This is also the first laptop with Corning Gorilla Glass, but not on the display, rather it is found on the outer top cover. This is also Corning’s recently announced version of Gorilla Glass which can have high-resolution images printed on it, in this case Acer’s logo and the Chrome branding. That said though, the glass will undoubtedly be a massive fingerprint magnet.
The Acer Chromebook 14 for Work also features dual-USB C ports with USB 3.1 for fast data transfer speeds and charging. There are also 3 USB 3.1 Type-A ports. The Chromebook is also available with a USB C dock to allow a quick and easy transformation to a workstation.
Acer will be selling this Chromebook for as little as $349 in the US starting this May from authorized resellers.