Product Profile: Acer Chromebook R11 C738T

Published 01/11/2018 02:46 PM   |    Updated 03/09/2018 12:55 PM

The Acer Chromebook R11 C738T is a great option for cost-effective computing with 2-in-1 flexibility. This convertible Chromebook with a touchscreen adjusts to laptop, tent, presentation and tablet modes. The dual torque hinge keeps it in place however you arrange it.


The Acer Chromebook R11 integrates with the Google Drive online storage service for easy cloud computing. Designed for simplicity and efficiency, this model starts fast and keeps going all day. Its 4GB of RAM and 32GB of flash storage are great for basic multitasking and general productivity tasks.


Acer Chromebook R11 specifications


  • Operating system: Google Chrome
  • Screen: 11.6 inches; 1366 x 768 pixel resolution with IPS
  • Dimensions: 11.6 x 8 x .8 inches
  • Weight: 3.53 pounds

Performance features


  • Battery life: up to 10 hours
  • Intel Celeron N3150 quad-core processor
  • MIMO 802.11ac wireless and Bluetooth
  • Intel HD Graphics

Design features


  • Acer 360 dual-torque hinge
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • LED backlit screen and 720p camera
  • Ports: HDMI, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and SD card

Frequently asked questions - screen and ports


Q: What is IPS? How does it differ from a standard screen?
A: IPS stands for In-Plane Switching. This technology allows you to see clear, color-accurate images at any screen angle. This is essential if you want to present to a small group or share your screen with someone next to you as it ensures everyone sees the same image wherever they sit.

Q: What ports does the Acer 4GB Chromebook have?
A: The Acer Chromebook R11 has just about every port you could need. This Chromebook has ports for: HDMI, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, SD card reader and headphones.

Q: Does the USB 3.0 port work with USB 2.0 plugs?
A: Yes, the USB 3.0 port is also backward compatible with USB 2.0 devices.

Q: Does the Acer Chromebook 11.6 have an Ethernet port?
A: The Acer Chromebook does not have a port for Ethernet connection. It does offer Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, but you cannot use a wired internet connection for this device.

Frequently asked questions - user functionality


Q: Can I work offline with a Chromebook?
A: Yes, you can work offline, though most file storage lives in the cloud via Google Drive. You can access Google Docs and offline Gmail without internet. Chromebooks also have the option to connect to 3G when no local wireless connections are available (extra charges may apply).

Q: Can I open PDF documents on my Acer Chromebook?
A: Yes, you can definitely open PDFs on your Acer Chromebook. The Chromebook uses Google Docs, Google Sheets and Google Slides to open most documents.

Q: What software is installed on the Acer Chromebook R11 out of the box?
A: You can start working on this device right of the box, no downloads needed. Search, Gmail, Talk, Chrome Web Store, YouTube and Hangouts come pre-installed on this device. You can download additional apps through the Chrome Web Store.

Q: Where can I find the user guide for Acer Chromebook 11.6 inch?
A: To find the user manual, you'll need to visit the Acer website and identify your model number. You can either enter the serial number or do a device lookup. For device lookup, select the following from the drop-down menus: Netbook, Chromebook > Chromebook R 11 > C738T.


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