Acer Chromebook 11 CB3-131 alternatives
|HP Stream 11.6, 11.6 inch, 1300 grams (2.87 lbs)|
The HP Stream 11.6-Inch and 13.3-inch notebooks are raising the bar on the cloud-based windows PC category that HP and Microsoft created last year with new slimmer designs, vibrant colors (again) and the addition of Intel processors (again!). It is in the market to compete with low cost Chromebooks. In regard to connectivity it features Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi b/g/n.
|Lenovo 100S Chromebook, 11.6 inch, 1200 grams (2.65 lbs)|
Lenovo have introduced a toughened low end Chromebook the 100S with a Celeron N2840 cpu and usual 2GB/16GB ram and storage with options up to a 4GB/32GB configuration. It has a lower resolution 1366x768 screen but does have ac wifi.
|Medion Akoya S2218, 11.6 inch, 1200 grams (2.65 lbs)|
The Medion Akoya S2218 has been released at fantastic prices at Aldi in Germany and the UK (239 Euros and 149GBP!) though the German product specs are better. There's a write up about this product on umpcportal.com (25th August 2015)
|Asus E202, 11.6 inch, 1200 grams (2.65 lbs)|
The Asus EeeBook E202 is a Windows 10 11.6 inch notebook with a Pentium N3700 cpu based on Braswell architecture - this is a quad core processor with consumption of 6 watts at 1.6GHz base and turbo to 2.4GHz. It is expected to come in at around $200. For this level the stand out features are USB-C and AC wifi and there are also 2 full sized - USB 2.0 and 3.0. Asus suggest a battery life of 9 hours.
|Acer Aspire E11-131, 11.6 inch, 1290 grams (2.84 lbs)|
The original Acer Aspire E11 was a nice entry-level fanless laptop competing with the HP Stream 11 and ASUS X205. The Braswell (Intel Atom 2015 version for entry-level laptops) upgrade will give the E11 an good GPU boost along with a small CPU boost. Efficiency should be a little better too but the difference won't be that much. See the note below on CPU
|Hisense Chromebook, 11.6 inch, 1040 grams (2.29 lbs)|
The Hisense Chromebook is a budget device with just enough going for it inside to provide reasonable performance with its Chinese made Rockchip ARM processor. This model, along with the similar Haier Chromebook are lowering the price bar for workable laptops.
Currently available at Walmart and costs $149.
|Dell Chromebook 11 ( 2015), 11.6 inch, 1245 grams (2.74 lbs)|
Dell's new for 2015 education sector focused Chromebook 11 is lightweight, comes in 3 flavours - 2/4GB RAM and touch and non-touch screens. It's built for daily school and college life having a reinforced hinge so should more able to survive drops and spills. It has a claimed battery life of up to a 10 hours but this is supported by a high capacity battery (43Whr).
|Lenovo S21e, 11.6 inch, 1150 grams (2.54 lbs)|
Lenovo are promoting this 11.6 inch laptop as a value for money travel companion with a full-sized island-style keyboard. Lenovo say it has fast, smooth processing performance.
Battery life is a lowish (nowadays) 5 Hours.
|Lenovo N21 Chromebook, 11.6 inch, 1290 grams (2.84 lbs)|
It's a rugged, durable and designed for education Chromebook say Lenovo in the blurb. What they mean is it's drop resistant, built to withstand bumps and accidental drops from up to 2.3feet/70cm with a stronger, thicker rear cover and a frame
around the screen, sides and corners to absorb the force of bumps.
|Xolo Chromebook, 11.6 inch, 1150 grams (2.54 lbs)|
Indian smart devices company Xolo have introduced a Chrome OS laptop at around the $200 mark (conversion from rupees only). Fast, sleek and easy is the strap line and it does look it. It's aimed at students, has the RK3288 quad core Rockchip powering it, AC wifi and ability to switch between multiple accounts.
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