Speaking today from the ACT Kingsford Smith School, Berry, Deputy Chief Minister, Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development, Minister for Housing and Suburban Development, Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, Minister for Women, and Minister for Sport and Recreation, announced the purchase and an associated delivery and support services agreement across schools in the nation's capital.
This announcement underpins Berry’s commitment to make schools modern, providing support to students as they develop research, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
The model selected is the Acer Chromebook Spin 11, a rugged and versatile convertible notebook, which Acer says is specifically designed for extensive use within education. The unit is equipped with a Wacom EMR stylus allowing students to enjoy a natural experience mimicking that of using pen and paper.
The Acer Chromebook Spin 11 adheres to the US MIL-STD 810G military standard, meaning it will handle the rough-and-tumble of the classroom, can withstand drops from 122cm, endure 330ml of spilt water, and channels liquid away from important components.
It is also fitted with two Acer HD wide-view HDR webcams – strategically positioned above the screen and the keyboard to ensure an optimal viewing angle whether in notebook or tablet mode.
Other specs include an 11.6" 1366x768 IPS LCD with 10-point touchscreen, 2x USB 3.0 and 2x USB-C slots, a microSD card slot, 32Gb storage, an Intel Celeron N3350 dual-core 1.1GHz CPU, nine-hour battery life, stereo speakers, and full Google Play support.
The device received a prestigious Red Dot Award for its outstanding Product Design earlier this year.