Thanks to their ease of use, affordable price tags, and great performance, Chromebooks are becoming more popular, especially in the education sector, where they are currently being used by 20million students.
In 2015, over 5 million of them were shipped out to consumers and according to the recent study, their sales are expected to exceed 17million units by 2023. One of the reasons for their increased popularity is that back in May, Google announced that android apps are coming to chromebooks. With a lid encased in slim-but-strong slices of Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 the R13 is tough yet beautiful. What’s more, Corning’s antireflective and easy-to-clean glass coating reduces screen glare while improving contrast and being very easy to clean..This will obviously make the devices, which are already outselling Macbooks, even more in demand.
After the announcement, we saw quite a few Chromebooks hit the market. One of them was Acer’s R-13 that first saw the light of day back at IFA 2016. The device recently started shipping out to consumers but surprisingly without support for Android apps.The R13 joins Chromebook Pixel 2015, Acer Chromebook R11 and Asus Chromebook Flip in the select club of Chrome OS devices that can run Android applications.
Below are screenshots of this amazing device from Acer’sofficial website:
For those of you who already own the device and want to check out the new feature first hand, simply go to Settings > About Chrome OS > More Info > Change Channel > Beta. Wait a few minutes for the update to be downloaded, restart your device, and you’re done. All that’s left is for you to test drive the new feature and have some fun in the process. Enjoy!