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Intel Comet Lake-U Pentium Gold G6405U and Celeron 5205U debut with the Acer Chromebook 871

The Acer Chromebook 712 features a 3:2 display. (Image Source: Acer)
The Acer Chromebook 712 features a 3:2 display. (Image Source: Acer)
Acer has launched the Chromebook 871 (Chromebook 712) — the first laptop to offer the entry-level Comet Lake-U Pentium Gold 6405U and Celeron 5205U options alongside the Core i3-10110U. Acer has ensured that the Chromebook 871 can withstand the vagaries of the typical classroom environment by making it compliant with leading safety and toughness standards.

On the occasion of the upcoming British Educational Technology and Training (BETT) show in London, Acer announced the new Chromebook 871, also known as Chromebook 712 — a rugged Chromebook targeted at school-going children. The Chromebook 871 is designed to meet leading toy safety standards (ASTM F963-16 and UL/IEC 60950-1) and is also the first laptop to offer the Comet Lake-U versions of the Pentium Gold and Celeron processors. 

The Chromebook 871 offers configuration options that include the Intel Core i3-10110U, Pentium Gold 6405U, and the Celeron 5205U, 4 or 8 GB RAM options, and 32 or 64 GB eMMC storage. Also on offer is the Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 WLAN with Bluetooth 5. The Chromebook 871 features a 12-inch 3:2 aspect ratio 1366 x 912 Acer ComfyView display that comes in touch (C871T) and non-touch (C871) variants. 

Port selection includes a two USB Type-C ports, a USB 3.0 Type-A, a microSD card reader, and a combo audio jack. The USB Type-C ports are USB 3.2 Gen1 and support DisplayPort-out and USB charging. A 48 Wh battery offers up to 12 hours of battery life and Chrome OS ensures things keep ticking smoothly with fast, seamless updates and easy IT deployment in the classroom.

The Chromebook 871 is built keeping the typical classroom environment in mind. As such, it is MIL-STD-810G-compliant and is designed to take quite a beating. The spill-resistant keyboard's keys are mechanically anchored to ensure that they are easy to replace but not removed. 

The Acer Chromebook 871 will be available to education and commercial customers in North America in March start from US$329.99 and in EMEA in May starting from €299.

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Acer Chromebook 712 Specs. (Image Source: Acer)
Acer Chromebook 712 Specs. (Image Source: Acer)
Acer Chromebook 712 Specs - Contd. (Image Source: Acer)
Acer Chromebook 712 Specs - Contd. (Image Source: Acer)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2020-01-22 (Update: 2020-01-22)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.