ACT taps Acer for student Chromebook project

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Monday, 30 October, 2017

ACT taps Acer for student Chromebook project

The ACT Government has selected Acer to provide the initial 15,000 devices that will be purchased as part of the initiative to provide free Chromebooks to ACT public secondary school students.

Acer will provide the Chromebook Spin 11 for the initiative, which is equipped with a Wacom EMR stylus to provide an experience that mimics the use of pen and paper.

The devices are designed to US military shock-resistant standards. Acer says the Spin 11 can withstand drops from 122 cm and endure 330 mL of spilled water, with a design that channels liquid away from important components.

The Spin 11 can be used in notebook or tablet mode and is fitted with two wide-view HDR webcams.

Through the initiative, the ACT Government plans to provide devices to all public high school and college students by 2019. In the ACT, college encompasses the final two years of secondary school — years 11–12.

The devices will be replaced after three years and students wishing to bring their own devices will be able to instead.

“Acer is proud to be such a large part of Minister Berry’s technology initiative and we look forward to making it a great success,” Acer Oceanic Region Sales Director Rod Bassi said.

Image courtesy Acer.

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