Acer Chromebook R13 is company’s first to run Android apps natively

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Laptop? Sure. Tablet? You bet. Touchy screen? We’re all keen. And with a price of only $399, we’d say that such a Chromebook has met its time.

The Acer Chromebook R13 is the Taiwanese OEM’s first such device to have the Google Play Store — you may know of that on cross-country competitor ASUS’s Chromebook Flip — straight from the box and the first to sport a MediaTek chip for the device class (a quad-core M8173C CorePilot unit, if you’re wondering).

The 13.3-inch IPS touchscreen is rated at full HD resolution and comes below a 720p webcam. Talking memory, there’s 4GB of RAM standard and storage choices of 16GB, 32GB or 64GB, though there’s no microSD card slot. Ports-wise, we have USB-C, — to charge the R13 or to let it provide charge to other devices — full USB 3.0, HDMI and a headphone jack. Bluetooth 4.0 is on-board as well as Wi-Fi ac with 2×2 MIMO radios. Acer estimates up to 12 hours of use on a single charge.

North America and the EMEA region will get the R13 starting in October for $399 or €399 where applicable.

Source: Acer
Via: Phandroid

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Jules Wang

Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.