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Acer’s new convertible Chromebook Spin 11 can run Android applications

Acer has announced a trio of new Chrome OS devices: the Chromebook Spin 11, the Chromebook 11 C732 and the Chromebox CX13 – and they’re all capable of running native Android applications, available to download and install from the Play Store.

Chromebook Spin 11. Image: Acer.

Set to launch in Europe in April, the Chromebook Spin 11 is a 360-degree convertible laptop armed with an 11.6-inch IPS touchscreen and a battery that should see it through ten hours of use, according to Acer. It will be available with either an Intel Celeron or Pentium quad-core processor and 4GB or 8GB of RAM.

Chromebook 11 C732. Image: Acer.

The Chromebook 11 C732, on the other hand, is an education-focused model of the Chromebook 11. It will come in two LTE-enabled variants: a high-end version with an 11.6-inch IPS touchscreen and a Celeron quad-core processor, and a base model with a standard 11.6-inch screen and a Celeron dual-core processor.

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“The new Acer Chromebook 11 C732 delivers durability features typically found in much more expensive and specialised products. This enables schools to expand learning to more environments so students get even more out of their Chromebook,” said James Lin, General Manager, Commercial Notebooks, at Acer.

Chromebox CX13. Image: Acer.

Last, but not least, we have the Chromebox CX13 – a desktop Chrome OS solution. It will be configurable with up to an eighth-generation Intel processor and will pack a USB-C 3.1 port, five USB-A ports, HDMI, Ethernet and a microSD slot. It will also come with a vertical stand and an optional VESA monitor mounting kit.

Now let’s talk about pricing.

The Chromebook Spin 11 will fetch £339.99 ($349.99) when it’s released at the beginning of April, while the Chromebook 11 C732 will be priced more competitively when it hits the shelves later the same month – starting at £269.99 ($279.99) for the non-touch variant and £289.99 ($299.99) for the touchscreen model.

Acer is yet to detail pricing and availability for the Chromebox CX13, unfortunately.

Do you like the sound of either the Chromebook Spin 11, Chromebook 11 C732 or Chromebox CX13? Let us know on Twitter @TrustedReviews.

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