Acer toughens up the Chromebook to withstand your clumsiness

Acer has announced a new Chromebook 14 for Work, designed for those with an unfortunate penchant for destroying their tech.

The device is military grade certified (MIL-STD 810G) and can withstand drops of up to 4-feet, a claim we look forward to putting to the test.

The metal body is also covered in Vibrant Corning Gorilla Glass and the keyboard is spill-proof too.

As the laptop is designed for work, businesses will be able to custom fit the Chromebook 14 with logos and photos underneath that glass.

The enterprise-focused laptop is also certified with Google’s Chrome for Work program, meaning IT professionals will be able to keep the security on lockdown.

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It’s not light on other specs either, with a 14-inch HD screen and 13-hours of battery life. It’s also the first Chromebook to boast 6th generation Intel Core processors.

The device, which has 32GB of built in storage and 4GB RAM will cost $349 when it goes on sale. Acer says it’ll be available in May.

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