Laptop manufacturer Acer has just launched four new Chromebook models to market. They are:
- Acer Chromebook Spin 514 / Enterprise
- Acer Chromebook Spin 515 / Enterprise
- Acer Chromebook 514
- Acer Chromebook 314
Acer’s General Manager for Notebooks and IT Products Business, James Lin says: “Acer’s expansive line of Chromebooks means that we’re well-equipped to meet any sort of customer need—from display size, processors, durability, connectivity and more. Whether a customer needs a device for work, school or entertainment, we’ve got a Chromebook with exactly the features they’re looking for.”
What are Chromebooks?
A Chromebook is a laptop which runs on Google’s operating system and provides Google’s applications and services.
Acer Chromebook Spin 514 / Enterprise
The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 and Acer Chromebook Spin 514 Enterprise machines are designed for maximum performance in productive multi tasking workflows and video conferencing.
Acer has loaded these machines up with Intel’s 11th gen Core i7 processors to carry out these high intensive productivity workflows. Even with a powerful processor, the machine runs silently thanks to a fan less design.
The laptop features a 14 inch Full HD IPS display with narrow bezels all around the screen giving a screen to body ratio of 84%.
There is a Full HD 1080p MIPI webcam in the top bezel which allows for video conferencing. There is a blue glass filter and noise reduction technologies baked into the camera to provide clear video quality with minimized light flares.
Alongside the cameras, the laptop has dual upward firing speakers manufactured by DTS with high quality surround sound and built in amplifiers to boost audio for a louder and clear audio experience. There is also with a dual microphone array which ties in very well with the speakers and camera to deliver a brilliant conferencing experience.
The design of this machine sports a convertible hinge as indicative of the Spin name. Users can transform the laptop between standard laptop mode, tablet mode or tent mode depending on what job they need to do.
Made from Aluminum, the device has been rated with a MIL-STD-810 rating making it very durable.
Acer Chromebook 515 / Enterprise
These line of chromebooks have been designed for power users who require powerful machines to carry out high intensity tasks such as managing Cloud technologies.
These machines are powered by Intel’s 11th gen core i7 processors with additional Intel Iris Xe graphics for extra performance. There is also the option to have up to 512 GB of PCIe NVMe Storage with 16GB of RAM.
The camera, speaker and microphone system is shared with the Acer Spin 514 series of machines but with the difference being in the display. The 515 series features a 15.6 inch Full HD IPS display with multi touch technology as an optional ad on.
There is a good selection of ports available on this series of machines with 2x USB 3.2 gen 2 Type-C ports (one on either side) along with an HDMI port and micro SD card reader. Wireless connectivity offered is by Intel with its Wi-Fi 6 technology.
Acer Chromebook 514
This machine features a premium design of the Acer Spin model weighing 1.3 kg with a thickness of 16.85 mm making it very thin, compact and easy to carry around. The body is made from aluminium further making it lightweight.
The machine has an Octacore Media Tek Kompanio Processor instead of an Intel processor which handles all compute intensive tasks. The machine delivers a 15 hour battery life with fast charging capabilities. A 30 minute plug in can charge the laptop to 50% from 0%.
With a 14 inch matte display, this machine has narrow bezels making the content pop and look great.
Acer Chromebook Spin 314
This Chromebook model focuses more on Eco products. As with the other Chromebook models having Corning’s gorilla glass trackpad, this machine has OceanGlass trackpad. This trackpad is made entirely out of plastic waste which has been recycled into a glass like textured trackpad for using an input device.
The machine has a 14 inch Full HD IPS touch screen display with a 10 hour battery life and a good port selection including: 2x USB 3.2 Type A ports, 1x HDMI port and 1x microSD card. Networking on this machine is offered by Intel’s Wi-Fi 6 technology.
Pricing and Availability
The Acer Chromebook 514 will be available in the US in December 2021 at a starting price of $399.99.
The Acer Chromebook Spin 314 will be available in the US in November 2021 at a starting price of $499.99.
Source: Acer News