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Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 For Entry-Level Laptops!

Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 For Entry-Level Laptops!

Qualcomm just introduced the Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 – a new compute platform for entry-level laptops!

Here is what you need to know about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2!

 

Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 For Entry-Level Laptops!

On 24 May 2021, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. launched their Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 – their second-generation entry-level compute platform!

This new computer platform will allow brands to introduce always-on, always-connected Windows PCs and Chromebooks with enhanced camera and audio capabilities, integrated LTE connectivity, AI acceleration and more!

Always On, Always Connected!

Devices powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 are Always On, Always Connected, just like your smartphone.

Its power-efficiency allows the device to stay in connected standby mode for weeks, keeping you connected whether for work, school or entertainment.

Improved Performance

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 delivers up to 10% faster system performance over “most competing platforms”, with up to twice the battery life of those platforms – up to 19 or more hours of continuous use!

Built-In Artificial Intelligence

The Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 comes with the fifth-generation Qualcomm AI Engine built-in, to accelerate security applications and more accurate voice recognition, amongst other uses.

Enhanced Camera + Audio

This new Qualcomm compute platform is also designed to enhance camera and audio quality, with virtual surround sound, echo cancellation and noise suppression.

Enterprise-Grade Security

Windows devices powered by this new compute platform are Microsoft Secured-Core PCs, with support for Windows 10 Hypervisor.

Its always connected LTE capability also allows faster manageability for IT administrators managing enterprise and education laptops.

 

Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 : Key Specifications

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen features eight Kryo 468 CPU cores, running at up to 2.55 GHz; with support for two LPDDR4x memory channels (up to 2133 MHz).

It comes with the Qualcomm Spectra 255 image signal processor, the Qualcomm Hexagon 692 DSP, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon X15 LTE modem built-in.

It supports 4G LTE, as well as 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 wireless connectivity.

 

Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 : Availability

Devices based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 are expected to be commercially available this summer 2021.

 

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Dell Introduces Two Latitude Chromebook Enterprise Laptops!

Dell just introduced the world’s first Chromebook Enterprise laptops, in partnership with Google… TWO of them, to be precise.

Let’s take a look at the Latitude 5400 Chromebook Enterprise, and the Latitude 5300 2-in-1 Chromebook Enterprise!

 

Dell Latitude Chromebook Enterprise

With more organisations moving to the cloud, they can now offer their employees more choices in the devices and operating systems they use.

The new Latitude Chromebook Enterprise devices offer powerful and configurable options that employees need, that large organisations can deploy and manage easily using Unified Workspace.

Like other Latitude laptops, they will feature enterprise-grade security, performance and connectivity features.

Both the Latitude 5400 Chromebook Enterprise and Latitude 5300 2-in-1 Chromebook Enterprise will feature narrow-bezel displays, and tough carbon fiber chassis that will have undergone 17 MIL-STD tests.

Dell will be offering them with 8th Gen Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processor options, configurable with up to 32 GB of RAM, and a choice of 10 localised language keyboards, as well as mobile broadband capability.

They will also come with high-density batteries for a longer battery life in a smaller form factor. These batteries will support ExpressCharge, allowing you to recharge up to 80% in an hour!

 

Dell Latitude Chromebook Enterprise Specifications

We created this table to summarise the key specifications and configuration options for the two new Dell Latitude Chromebook Enterprise devices :

Specifications Latitude 5400
Chromebook Enterprise
Latitude 5300 2-in-1
Chromebook Enterprise
Operating System Google Chrome
Processor Options 8th Gen Intel Core Processor (4 cores)
Memory Options DDR4-2666 (set to 2400 MHz)
– 2 slots, supporting up to 32 GB
Graphics Options Intel UHD Graphics 620 / 610
Display 14-inch FHD touch display
14-inch FHD non-touch display
14-inch HD non-touch display
13.3-inch FHD touch display
with Gorilla Glass
Storage Options M.2 2230 PCIe / NVMe SSD (up to 1 TB)
Connectivity Features LAN : Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi : Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (2×2)
Bluetooth : BT 5.0
LTE : Optional Intel XMM 7360 LTE-Advanced
Security Features H1 Secure Processor
Verified Boot
Google Chrome Enterprise with Console
VMware Workspace ONE
Dell Data Guardian Cloud
Optional Dell Data Security + Management
Ports + Slots 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C
3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x HDMI 1.4
1 x RJ-451 x optional micro SIM card tray
1 x microSD 4.0 memory card reader
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C
3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x HDMI 1.4
1 x optional micro SIM card tray
1 x microSD 4.0 memory card reader
Battery Options 4-cell 68 WHr Long Life
4-cell 68 WHr ExpressCharge
3-cell 51 WHr ExpressCharge
3-cell 42 WHr ExpressCharge
4-cell 60 WHr Long Life
4-cell 60 WHr ExpressCharge
3-cell 42 WHr ExpressCharge
Power Options 90 W, Type C or 7.4 mm barrel
65 W, Type C or 7.4 mm barrel
90 W, 7.4 mm barrel only
65 W, Type C or 7.4 mm barrel
Dimensions 323.05 mm wide
216.0 mm deep20.85 mm thick
305.7 mm wide
207.5 mm deep
19.3 mm thick
Starting Weight 1.47 kg 1.36 kg

 

Easy Deployment + Management With Dell Unified Workspace

The new Dell Latitude Chromebook Enterprise devices offer more than just more affordable Latitude options.

Using Dell Unified Workspace, they can be easily configured, deployed and managed by IT teams, offering a better work space experience for IT, business managers and employees.

Recommended : How Dell Unified Workspace Simplifies IT Management!

 

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The Acer Chromebook 512 + Chromebook Spin 512 Revealed!

Acer just launched two new 12-inch Chromebook models for the education market – the Acer Chromebook 512, and the Acer Chromebook Spin 512. Let’s take a look at the two new Acer Chromebooks!

 

Acer Chromebook 512

The Acer Chromebook 512 is a 12-inch notebook, with touch (C851T) and non-touch (C381) options. Both display options have an IPS panel with a 3:2 aspect ratio, and a 1366 x 912 resolution. The display also opens a full 180-degree..

Acer offers three processor options – the quad-core Intel Pentium Silver N5000, the quad-core Intel Celeron N4100, or the dual-core Intel Celeron N4000. Its battery capacity is unknown but Acer quotes a battery life of up to 12 hours.

 

Acer Chromebook Spin 512

The convertible Acer Chromebook Spin 512 (R851TN) has a 360-degree hinge that lets you flip it into four modes – clamshell, tablet, display and tent. Its IPS display has a resolution of 1366 x 912 pixels, and is protected by Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass.

This model comes with two processor options – the quad-core Intel Pentium Silver N5000, or the quad-core Intel Celeron N4100. Like the clamshell Chromebook 512, it promises a battery life of up to 12 hours.

The Acer Chromebook Spin 512 comes with a Wacom EMR stylus that lets the teacher or student take notes or draw. When not in use, the stylus is kept safely in a storage slot.

 

Safety + Durability Standards

Both Acer Chromebook models are certified to meet the MIL-STD810G military standard. That means they can withstand drops of up to 122 cm (48 inches) and up to 60 kg (132 pounds) of downward force.

They are also certified to meet two leading two safety standards – the ASTM F963-16 and UL/IED 60950-1. Even their keyboards are designed to be spill-resistant, with a gutter system that protects it against spills of up to 330 ml (11 fluid ounces).

 

Acer Chromebook 512 + Chromebook Spin 512 Price + Availability

Both Acer Chromebook models will be available in four variants to education and commercial customers in EMEA and North America :

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  • 4 GB RAM + 32 GB eMMC storage
  • 4 GB RAM + 64 GB eMMC storage
  • 8 GB RAM + 32 GB eMMC storage
  • 8 GB RAM + 64 GB eMMC storage

Exact specifications, prices and availability will vary from region to region, but Acer will make both models available starting Q2, 2019.

 

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2018 Acer Chromebook + Chromebox Computers Revealed!

Acer just revealed the Acer Chromebook Spin 11, Chromebook 11 and Chromebook Tab 10 devices, as well as the Chromebook CXI3! Get the full details below!

 

The 2018 Acer Chromebook + Chromebox Computers

Acer Malaysia General Manager of Product, Sales and Marketing, Mr. Chan Weng Hong, gave the briefing on the 2018 Acer Chromebook and Chromebox range of computers.

“As a leader in Chromebooks, Acer will continue to excite the market with new devices as we play our pivotal role in accelerating their adoption in business, education and at home. With more features available with Chrome OS, we are responding with form factors that offer more meaningful benefits to our customers.”

 

The Acer Chromebook Spin 11

The Acer Chromebook Spin 11 is a convertible device with a 11.6-inch HD IPS display with 1366 x 768 resolution. Its patented 360° dual-torque hinge design offers four wobble-free modes – tablet, tent, laptop and display.

The Chromebook Spin 11 is bundled with a Wacom EMR stylus, and comes with two cameras – the Acer HD webcam located above the keyboard with 88° wide angle for video conferences, and a second webcam on the cover to capture images or videos in tablet mode.

Powered by the quad-core Intel Celeron N3450 processor, the Chromebook Spin 11 comes with 4 GB or 8 GB of LPDDR4 memory and up to 64 GB eMMC storage. It boasts a battery life of up to 10 hours on a single charge.

 

The Acer Chromebook 11

The Acer Chromebook 11 is a MIL-STD 810F-certified device that is sand- and dust-resistant, and can tolerate drops from up to 48 inches. Its internal honeycomb reinforced body can also handle up to 60 kg of force on the top cover.

Its 11.6-inch IPS display can swing by 180-degrees for sharing. It also comes with two USB 3.1 Type C Gen 1 ports, which can be used for charging or fast data transfers. Powered by the quad-core Intel Celeron N3450 processor, it can last 12 hours on a single battery charge.

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The Acer Chromebook Tab 10

The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 is the first education tablet running on Chrome OS. Equipped with an OP1 processor with two ARM Cortex-A72 cores, 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, it’s powerful enough to run multiple apps at once.

Its 9.7″ IPS display has a QXGA resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. It can last up to 9 hours on a single charge, and in case you run out of power, you can even recharge it using a power bank via its USB 3.1 Type C port! It comes standard with a Wacom EMR stylus that can be embedded in the chassis dock for secure storage.

 

The Acer Chromebox CXI3

The Acer Chromebox CXI3 runs on Chrome OS, and is powered by the 8th Gen Intel Core processor with up to 16 GB of DDR4 memory. It is extremely compact and can even fit into a monitor’s VESA mount.

It boots up within seconds, and comes with USB 3.1 Type C Gen 1 ports for faster charging and fast data transfers. It even supports dual monitors through HDMI and Type C ports.

 

The 2018 Acer Chromebook + Chromebox Specifications + Price List

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The Acer Global Press Conference New York 2018

On 24 May 2018, Acer revealed a slew of new computing products at the Acer Global Press Conference New York 2018. Here is the full video of the event, and a summary of what they announced!

 

Acer Global Press Conference New York 2018

Acer hosted a live stream of the hour-long event, which you can watch below :

Here is a summary of what was announced at the Acer Global Press Conference New York 2018.

New 15-inch Acer Swift 5 Notebook Weighs Less Than 1 kg

The 2018 Acer Swift 5 comes with  a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS touchscreen that features ultra-narrow bezels measuring just 5.87 mm, giving it an incredible 87.6% screen-to-body ratio that maximizes the viewing experience.

2018 Acer Nitro Series Desktops and Monitors

The 2018 Acer Nitro Series gaming desktop PCs and monitors include :

  • The Acer Nitro 50 Series Desktop that is powered by 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPUs, delivering 4K resolution visuals with support up to four displays simultaneously for immersive gameplay.
  • The Acer Nitro VG0 and RG0 Series Monitors that support AMD Radeon FreeSync to deliver a fast response time of up to 1 ms Visual Response Boost (VRB), and up to 144 Hz refresh rate.

2018 Acer Predator Helios 500 + Helios 300 Special Edition

The 2018 Acer Predator Helios 500 is powered by overclockable 8th Gen Intel Core i9 processors with overclockable NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics!

The 2018 Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition has a white chassis accented with gold trim. It features a 15.6-inch FHD IPS display with an upgraded 144 Hz refresh rate, 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and overclockable NVIDIA GeForce1060 graphics.

2018 Acer Predator Orion 5000 + 3000 Gaming Desktops

The 2018 Acer Predator Orion 5000 gaming desktops feature up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8700K processors with the latest Intel Z370 chipset, and up to 2-way NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPUs in SLI.

The 2018 Acer Predator Orion 3000 comes with up to 8th Gen Intel Core  i7 processors, up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs, and is VR-ready.

First 15-Inch Convertible Chromebook

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The Acer Chromebook Spin 15 is the industry’s first convertible Chromebook with a 15.6-inch large touchscreen display.

The 2018 Acer Chromebook 15 is a new model of popular Chromebook 15 line that delivers the same large 15.6-inch display and long 14-hour battery life at a budget-friendly price.

Two Premium 13-Inch Chromebooks For Business Use

The new Acer Chromebooks boast stylish all-aluminium designs featuring 3:2 aspect ratio screens to reduce the need for scrolling while editing documents and spreadsheets. The Acer Chromebook Spin 13 comes with Wacom EMR stylus for better accuracy and a natural writing experience.

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Acer Chromebook Tab 10 – First Chrome OS Edu Tablet!

TAIPEI, TAIWAN (March 26, 2018) – Acer today unveiled the first education tablet running Chrome OS, the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 (D651N). The new Acer Chromebook Tab 10 is designed for Acer’s education customers and will be used in K-12 classrooms to expand and enhance student learning by bringing the speed, simplicity and security of Chrome OS into the tablet form factor.

 

Acer Chromebook Tab 10 – First Chrome OS Edu Tablet!

Students Can Do More with QXGA Display, Portable Design

Students can see their classwork and apps in stunning clarity and bright color on the 9.7-inch QXGA IPS touch display. Providing 2048 x 1536 resolution at 264 pixels per inch, the display offers students incredibly clear perspectives on the topics they are studying.

he slim size and portable design enables the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 to be moved around the classroom and taken to even more places for continuous learning. This means a wider range of students, including younger ones with smaller hands, can handle the device and engage with the intuitive touch display as they navigate, zoom and spin through their lessons.

In addition, the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 fully supports Google Play, which gives teachers and students access to educational Android apps that have been approved and curated by administrators to let them collaborate, discover, engage and learn.

The compact size ensures that the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 easily fits in a backpack or desk, and the unique cobalt blue color makes it stand out so it’s easy to find. The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 weighs only 1.21 pounds (550g) and measures just 6.78 (W) x 9.38 (D) x 0.39 (H) inches [172.2 (W) x 238.2 (D) x 9.98 (H) mm].

Features Make the Most of Chrome OS

Students can use the front 2MP HD webcam and dual accompanying speakers and microphone for chats over Google Hangouts. The rear 5MP camera enables students to capture video and images.

To give students additional ways to interact with the Acer Chromebook Tab 10, the device comes standard with a Wacom EMR stylus. Students can work precisely with interactive apps, sketch, take notes and capture ideas that can be shared with classmates and teachers. The Wacom EMR stylus can be embedded in the chassis dock for secure storage. Plus, it doesn’t require a battery and is resistant to accidental drops.

The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 provides long battery life of up to 9 hours – enough for 1:1 programs where students use them throughout their school day, as well as at home for projects. Schools with dedicated labs and wireless carts can use the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 over several days of classroom time.

Easy to Manage and Keep Secure

IT administrators can manage the new Acer Chromebook Tab 10 as easily as any of the other Chrome OS-based devices on their campus. They can make updates, configure apps, as well as manage extensions and policies with the Chrome Education license.

The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 can be shared throughout the school site and in labs since Chrome OS supports multiple user sign-in, giving students quick access to their information, apps, projects, Gmail and more when they log onto their unique account. Even if a device is lost, stolen or damaged, students won’t lose their information. Storage on Google Drive protects files, documents and photos safely in the cloud, and ensures that the most current version is always available. Plus, Chrome OS is automatically updated and guards students against ever-changing online threats, such as viruses and malware.

Solid Performance and Ports

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The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 responds quickly and can run multiple apps at once, as it’s powered by an OP1 Processor that integrates dual-core Cortex-A72 and quad-core Cortex-A53 processors. Also, it includes 4GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board storage. Students will stay connected to their school’s network with fast and reliable 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity and can connect to displays and other devices via Bluetooth 4.1.

The new Acer Chromebook Tab 10 includes a USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1 port, which can be used to charge the device as well as other products, transfer data quickly up to 5Gbps, and connect to an HD display. It also features combo headphone/speaker jack and a MicroSD card reader.

Planned Support for Augmented Reality

The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 will support augmented reality in the future to allow students to experience new ways of learning with Expeditions AR. Expeditions AR is Google’s AR technology that maps the classroom and places 3D objects in it for students to study, making subjects such as biology, geography and astronomy easier to comprehend.

 

Acer Chromebook Tab 10 Price and Availability

The new Acer Chromebook Tab 10 (D651N) will be available to education and commercial customers in North America in April with prices starting at US$329 and in EMEA in May with prices starting at €329 (including VAT).

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