Acer Rugged Chromebook 11 N7 preview: The tough laptop the kids won’t break

Acer continues its focus on the mass market, with a new rugged-build Chromebook designed for the classroom that the kids won’t break.

The tongue-twister-named Rugged Acer Chromebook 11 N7 (C731) isn’t trying to win design and dazzle your eyes with its looks, it’s trying to provide a cost-effective Chromebook solution for under the €300 mark (assume that’ll be £300 then).

There’s no fan inside, so the silent operation and low-power consumption is said to continue for up to 12-hours of use per charge.


While a lot of Chromebook functionality is based on having an internet connection (ironically Acer didn’t have internet access at the time, so the Chromebook couldn’t perform a needed software update), offline use is also possible for when on the move.

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