The Acer Chromebook 11 has been one of the best cheap, low-power Chromebooks you can buy for kids or students for a long time. At CES 2018, Acer is releasing two new versions of the laptop, the Chromebook 11 C311-8H and C311-8HT, a non-touch and touch version respectively.

The biggest change is the addition of two USB-C ports, which will allow it to use USB-C displays, be charged with a standardized USB-C charger, and also quick-charge the latest Android phones.

That’s all welcome news, but the disappointment is that Acer hasn’t done anything to the display. The panel still has a resolution of 1366×768 — that’s lower than standard HD, and fewer pixels than are probably found in your five-inch smartphone — and it’s a major setback for an otherwise excellent-looking laptop.

Under the hood, the Chromebook 11 C311 has had a small spec bump to use Intel’s newer Celeron processors, as well as 2GB or 4GB of RAM — still no option for 8GB — and 10 hours of battery life.

Prices will start at $249 for the 2GB non-touch model when it goes on sale in March.

Chris Mills has loved tinkering with technology ever since he worked out how to defeat the parental controls on his parents' internet. He's blogged his way through Apple events and SpaceX launches ever since, and still keeps a bizarre fondness for the Palm Pre.