Google is to announce two newly designed chromebooks, tailored for education at Bett, one of the largest education technology conferences in the world which starts from the 25th – 28th Jan, 2017 @ Excel, London.
Two devices will be featured: the Acer Chromebook Spin 11 and the Asus Chromebook C213, arriving late spring. The new Chromebooks have been designed in collaboration with educators and partners for the specific needs of schools.
- Stylus capability: Both Chromebooks come with an intelligent, affordable stylus for student note-taking and drawing. The low-cost pens resemble #2 pencils with a unique eraser for correcting mistakes and don’t need charging or pairing, so they can be shared and easily replaced if lost. These Chromebooks use an input prediction model built using Google’s machine learning to ensure writing is extremely responsive. And with Optical Character Recognition in apps like Google Keep you can easily search handwritten notes
- World-facing camera: Newly designed camera on the keyboard side. When the Chromebook is flipped, the camera faces outwards and students can hold it like a tablet.
- USB-C charging: All Chromebooks will have standard super-fast USB-C charging, this allows Chromebook cart to charge devices quickly.