Acer Chromebook 11 (2018) hands-on: USB-C and a blue finish keep things fresh

The Chromebook product segment continues to gather steam as time goes on. Acer recently announced a 2018 refresh for its Chromebook 11, adding USB-C ports and Android app support (versus mixed support on older models). For our first stop here at CES, we dropped by Acer to take a look at this laptop. Best of all, we got to see the nice-looking blue model, which immediately caught my eye.

The 1366×768 11.6″ screen is passable, with muted colors, but stellar viewing angles. The laptop itself feels pretty snappy, especially considering its unnamed Celeron CPU and 4GB of RAM. Certain intensive Android apps, like Asphalt 8, bogged the machine down at points, but I can’t say that I was too surprised — funnily enough, the game actually failed to render when I loaded into a race.

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