Acer’s able to refresh its Chromebook Spin 514, and along with touting sturdiness the corporate additionally desires to level out the brand new processors and graphics playing cards. That’s as a result of that is the primary Acer Chromebook to pack AMD processors and Radeon Graphics playing cards. It’s a two-in-one machine as properly, with 360-degree hinges. The Chromebook will are available a number of fashions and has a beginning worth of $479.99.
It’s not simply any outdated AMD processors both; Acer went with the newest “Zen” structure AMD processors. What precisely you get is determined by how a lot you spend; higher-end variations embrace AMD Ryzen 7 3700C or Ryzen 5 3500C quad-core processors.
Acer guarantees that regardless of its two-in-one kind issue, the Chromebook Spin 514 will likely be sturdy. The corporate claims it meets military-grade (MIL-STD 810H) specs, and the 140inch 1920X1080 IPS contact show makes use of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. A few of that sturdiness comes from the aluminum chassis.
Relying on the extent you go along with, you possibly can stand up to 16 GB of RAM and both a 128 GB eMMC drive or a 256 GB NVMe SSD. You’ll have loads of ports, too, thanks to 2 USB Sort-C
ports supporting USB 3.2 Gen 1 (as much as 5 Gbps), DisplayPort over USB-C, USB charging, a USB 3.2 Sort-A port, an HDMI port, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. You’ll get Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, and an HD webcam.
Acer guarantees you’ll stand up to 10 hours of battery life, and the Chromebook suggestions the scales at slightly below 4 kilos. You possibly can opt-in for a backlit keyboard as properly, in the event you want lighting once you journey. The Chromebook Spin 514 begins at $479.99, however Acer declined to offer pricing for the assorted improve choices.
The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 launches in North America someday in February 2021.