Head Back to School with a New Acer Chromebook or Convertible Notebook

If you or someone you love is headed back to school, then you’re likely looking for affordable laptop options. Acer has a selection of Chromebooks and Convertible Notebooks that might fit the bill!

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The Acer Chromebook 15 (shown above and available at Walmart for only $179), is:

  • Great for elementary students to get online for research, writing documents and staying in touch by email with a large computer that can still be moved around the home.
  • The huge 15-inch display that can be shared between multiple people for projects, moving between multiple apps and having lots of tabs open.
  • Large display and upward facing, crisp and powerful speakers make it great for streaming movies.

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The Acer Chromebook 14 (available at Best Buy for $269.99):

  • Newest model in line has popular screen size – large enough to enjoy and share video and multiple tabs or collaborate on projects, yet also still portable enough to fit in a backpack or book bag.
  • The all-aluminum chassis on the Chromebook 14 adds protection and is also lightweight and comfortable to the touch.
  • Great deal with 4GB RAM and 32GB storage
  • The 14-inch display screen also has wide viewing angles is complemented by an HD webcam that is great for enjoying video chats and Hangouts, whether for work or to catching up with family and friends back home.

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The Acer Aspire R 15 convertible notebook, available in 2 models, priced at $649.99 and $849.99.  It is available at Best Buy and from the Acer store:

  • It can be used in four different modes – laptop, tent, display, and tablet
  • It has all the power and features needed for school projects and research assignments
  • It can also be used as an entertainment hub for relaxing after studies
  • Its long battery life and durable design make it ideal for carrying to classes and back to the dorm

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The Acer Chromebook R 11 (available at Amazon for $259.99):

  • Flexible notebook that can be used in almost any position thanks to the 360 degree dual-torque hinges. The hinges keep the display secure and stable, even while multiple students are using the touch display or while switching between the modes.
  • It can be used in four different modes… as a traditional laptop, display mode with the keyboard under the display, tent mode for space-constrained environments, and pad mode, where the keyboard can be bent back 360 degrees so the Chromebook can be used as a tablet.
  • The 11.6-inch touchscreen LED-backlit display is great for people who use are planning on using Android apps, which are soon being made available in Chrome OS from Google on the Acer Chromebook R 11.

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