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Acer unveils first convertible ‘Chromebook’ with 13-inch display

A salesperson looks on at an Acer store located in the Guanghua Market area in Taipei June 15, 2012. REUTERS/Yi-ting Chung (TAIWAN - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS)
A salesperson looks on at an Acer store located in the Guanghua Market area in Taipei June 15, 2012. REUTERS/Yi-ting Chung (TAIWAN - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS)

New Delhi [India]: Acer extends its Chromebook lineup with the Acer Chromebook R 13, the industry’s first convertible Chromebook with a 13.3-inch display.

The new Chromebook R 13 features a flexible design with a large 13.3-inch screen that can be used in a number of different modes including as a tablet thanks to its 360-degree hinges. Up to 12 hours of battery life provides all-day productivity and fun.

Plus, the Chromebook will provide additional capabilities thanks to planned support for Android apps via the Google Playâ„¢ Store.

“The 13-inch touch display is large and vibrant, so it’s ideal for anything from homework and spreadsheets to games, video and fun apps, said James Lin, general manager, commercial and detachable notebooks, IT products business at Acer.

The Chromebook R 13 is the latest addition to Acer’s convertible Chromebook lineup following the successful 11-inch Acer Chromebook R 11. Like its predecessor, the Chromebook R 13 transitions fluidly between four usage modes that includes laptop, pad, display and tent so that customers can stay productive and entertained in a range of settings.

The Acer Chromebook R 13 features a 13.3-inch touch-screen high-brightness Full HD display with 1920×1080 resolution and IPS[3]technology to provide vivid colors and sharp images and text. The LED-backlit LCD also delivers wide-viewing angles so students and family members can use it in tandem for group projects, sharing videos, and more.

Chromebooks are simple to use and ideal for sharing by multiple users, since users can log into their own account to access Docs, website bookmarks and other information.

Storage on Google Drive protects files, documents, and photos safely in the cloud, and ensures that the most current version of the file or document is always available and safe, even if the Chromebook is lost or stolen. (ANI)

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