Acer's new Chromebook 11 C771 features Intel Skylake processors, $280 starting price

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Chromebooks’ domination of the school laptop space has been well-documented, and Acer looks to extend that advantage with its latest model, which it also hopes can make inroads with commercial users.

The Acer Chromebook 11 C771 is noteworthy for being the first 11.6-inch Chromebook that makes use of Intel’s Skylake sixth-generation Core processors. Of course, Intel is readying its 8th-generation CPUs for release later this month, but the Chromebook philosophy of less-is-more means the devices are usually behind the curve in terms of specs. Acer has a history of bringing such “new” components to the Chromebook market, all the way back to being the first manufacturer to put Intel’s Haswell chips into its…

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