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Acer Chromebook Spin 11: Tough Enough for Kids

PC MAGAZINE EDITORS’ CHOICE

Acer Chromebook

Spin 11

$399.99

4/5 Stars

PROS Rugged enough for school use. Wacom stylus included. Two USB-C and two USB 3.0 ports. Two cameras. Snappy keyboard.

CONS Small, low-res screen. Easy-to-lose stylus. Imperfect Android compatibility.

Read our reviews of Lenovo ThinkPads and HP EliteBooks, and you’ll see boasts of MIL-SPEC 810G compliance—meeting military standards for resisting shock, vibration, extreme temperatures, and other portable PC perils, to reassure buyers concerned about the bumps and bruises of business travel. But who really needs MIL-SPEC 810G hardware? Little kids, who’d as soon drop a chromebook as look at one. The Acer Chromebook Spin 11 carries the certification into the hostile environment of the grade-school classroom. It’s a 2-in-1 convertible

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