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