A 17.3-inch Chromebook? Acer’s got your covered!
July 13, 2021

Think Chromebooks, and the standard impression is of decent workhorses that all share one aspect – limited display variants, with a 15” being a ‘happy’ size. Well, Acer’s decided to go where no Chromebooks have gone before, announcing the industry’s first 17-inch Chromebook, the Acer Chromebook 317.

Perfect for meeting the needs of consumers, students, and business users, the large FHD 17.3-inch display on the Acer Chromebook 317 (CB317-1H) features an anti-glare coating and is surrounded by narrow bezels, bringing the vibrant visuals front and center. Plus, the huge display and optional webcam makes group video chats and conference calls smoother for remote employees and anyone working or learning from home. Users wanting an even more flexible workspace can opt for a touchscreen model.

The Acer Chromebook 317’s high-quality keyboard (with optional backlighting)  and large touchpad is complemented with an integrated numeric keypad that simplifies 10-key input for accounting functions, filling in forms and number-centric work. The keyboard is flanked by two full-sized upward-facing speakers that bring streamed content to life and give music more depth.

Using the latest Intel Celeron processors and Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+), the Acer Chromebook 317 delivers the performance and connectivity needed by students, businesses and home users. In addition, the Chromebook provides up to 10 hours of battery life and has two full function USB 3.2 Type-C ports, one on either side of the Chromebook, as well as other ports to ensure that users can connect devices and peripherals for streaming, fast transfers, additional display real estate and more.

Watch this space for pricing and availability.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.