Acer Debuts Chromebook 14 for Work with Glass Body

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Chromebooks have mostly targeted students and light home users, but Acer wants you to take one to work. The company's Chromebook 14 for Work, announced today (April 21) at a New York press event, features an Intel Core i processor and 12 hours of battery life. The notebook will release at $349 in May.

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The Chromebook 14 for Work is a durable machine with a case coated in Vibrant Corning Gorilla Glass — Acer says it's the world’s first — and a spill resistant keyboard. The surface under the glass is fully customizable, so businesses can choose to use their logo or any photos they want as the design.

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Acer's Chromebook has been MIL-STD 810G tested and certified; the company says the machine can survive a 4-foot drop.  We’re looking forward to seeing how it holds up when we test it.

When I held the Chromebook myself, it did feel like it could take a fall, though I'm hesitant about the four foot claim. The Corning Gorilla Glass seemed durable and looked premium, albeit reflective.

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