SAN JOSE, Calif (March 16, 2017) Acer today announced the launch of its new Acer Chromebook Seed Program, which allows Acer channel partners to nominate K-12 schools across the United States for the opportunity to test a Acer C731T-C42N Chromebook running Chrome OS for free, without obligation to purchase.(1)
This offer enables schools to explore the advantages of Chromebooks on Acer’s newest and most robust model, the C731T. This new Chromebook was designed with enhanced durability features, including a spill-resistant keyboard and compliance with several key U.S. Military Standard (MIL-STD 810G) specifications.(2) Powered by an Intel® Celeron® processor, the new Chromebook provides up to 10 hours of battery life in a portable design that is ideal for labs, carts and 1:1 programs.(3) Plus, its fan-less design makes it an exceptional choice for schools and school districts that want a reliable, powerful and quiet device for student learning.
“Chrome-based devices have secured the top spot for the last three years in U.S. schools for good reason – they are incredibly easy to use, keep students safe and provide all the capabilities needed for learning,” said Richard Black, vice president, marketing communications, Acer America. “In addition, students’ data is stored in the cloud, so it is secure and accessible no matter what happens to any one device. The Acer Chromebook Seed Program is a great way for any school not yet using Chrome to try an Acer Chromebook for free.”
To participate in the Acer Chromebook Seed Program, K-12 schools can request a conference call with their Acer account manager to confirm program details and discuss their school’s specific needs. The K-12 customer will then receive a C731T-C42N Chromebook.(4) There is no fee or obligation to purchase to participate in the program.
Thirty days after delivery of the system, customers will have a second conference call with Acer to discuss their impressions of the Chromebook. There is no obligation to purchase the seeded product or any other Acer product at that time; customers may explore further options with Acer or return the system.
Interested schools should talk to their Acer account manager to set up a preliminary teleconference. Applications will be accepted beginning today and will be offered while quantities are available.(1)
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1. Only one application per K-12 school will be accepted and approved. If a school submits multiple applications, only the first one received will be accepted. Large school districts with multiple schools will be limited to a total of three units per district.
2. Tested by qualified 3rd party labs for certain tests procedure under MIL-STD 810G (Oct 2008) for environmental conditions that include high and low temperatures, humidity, vibrations, mechanical shocks on drops, rain, dust and sand.
3. Battery life may vary depending on usage. Actual battery life varies depending on product specifications, settings, and applications or features launched. All batteries’ maximum capacity diminishes with time and use.
4. Products will ship to the school within three week after the call. Shipping to and from the customer will be paid by Acer.