Google has started selling the 2016 edition of the Acer Chromebook 11 as well as the Acer Chromebook 14 through its official online store in the U.S. and Canada.
According to SlashGear, Chromebooks have become popular these days because of Android. Google revealed last month, at Google I/O 2016, that its Android apps will become soon available on Chrome OS via Google Play Store.
Google's announcement just made Chromebooks more valuable in terms of the applications one can run on the laptop. In a timely manner, Google makes available two of the latest Chromebook models from Acer.
According to GSM Arena, the Chromebook 11 2016 has a price tag of $180, while the Chromebook 14 has a price tag of $300. Google offers a free 100GB Google Drive storage for both Chromebooks.
The Chromebook 14 features a 14-inch 1080p display and is powered by a quad-core processor. It comes with 32GB internal memory and 4GB RAM.
The Chromebook 11 (2016) comes with an 11.6-inch 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution display and is powered by an Intel Celeron N2840 dual-core processor running at 2.1 GHz. It has 16GB internal memory and 2GB RAM.
In terms of design, the Chromebook 14 looks sleeker than the entry level Chromebook 11 (2016). It comes with a brushed metal paint job and a body that tapers toward the edge.
While both Chromebooks look rather unassuming, their upcoming new feature will make them worth a lot more than one may think by just looking at their spec sheet. It is no small matter to be able to run Android apps on a laptop, without the need to use third-party solutions or emulators.
When Android apps will become available on Chrome OS, Android users will be able to enjoy a PC-like experience without the touch-based input. The opening of Chrome OS to Android apps will open to Chromebook users thousands of apps available for the mobile OS.