2015 Chromebook Pixel, Acer R11 Get Android App Support: Specs & Features Comparison

Google has released Android support for two exciting devices, namely the 2015 Chromebook Pixel and Acer R11 both of which can now run Google Play and all the Android apps available.

DigitalTrends announced that the 2015 Chromebook Pixel is one of the different devices Google has manufactured for the sole purpose of distributing its own OS. In the past, these devices were not capable of running Android apps which are usually exclusively available only on smartphones and tablets running the Android software.

2015 Chromebook Pixel Specifications

The 2015 Chromebook has a good set of specs in its arsenal. According to Google Support, it has a 12.85-inch display with an IPS resolution of 2560 x 1700, perfect for viewing streaming videos or movies. The 2.2 Ghz CPUs are also quite interesting with the Core i5 and Core i7 widely available in the market. With 8 GB of RAM and 32GB solid state drive storage, this portable computer is more than enough for one's daily computing needs.

Acer R11 Specifications

On the other hand, the Acer R11 has a smaller screen with 11.6 inches of display space based on PCAdvisor's specs list. An Intel Celeron with 1.6 GHz processing speed is also a good choice for day to day computing. It has the same minimum hard drive space of 32GB but can be upgraded to 1TB with a different price tag. Compared to the Chromebook Pixel, the R11 sports only 4 GB of RAM. Still, this is a good portable computer considering that it can easily run Android apps that are usually optimized for the least amount of memory as possible.

If one wishes to view heavy graphical Android apps, the 2015 Chromebook Pixel would be a better choice with its much larger screen size and faster processing speed. However, the Acer R11 offers a much more practical price that starts only at around $259 compared to almost $1000 of the 2015 Chromebook Pixel price.

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