Acer is releasing half a dozen new Chromebook SKUs, it was announced today during its [email protected] event. The company is updating its lineup with options for Intel’s latest 11th-generation “Tiger Lake” CPUs, and although the list includes some The standard cheaper Chromebook alternative, Acer also offered some more expensive selections, boasting fanless designs for quiet operation.
Fanless Two-in-One Chromebook
NS acer chromebook spin 514 And Chromebook Spin Enterprise 514 There are the highest end options. They’re more expensive than the average Chromebook (Acer’s .) current offerings go as low $190), the standard version costs $700 when it arrives in January, and the business-focused version costs $900 for a December release.
Upcoming two-in-ones ditch fans to reduce noise, and that likely helps keep them slim, too. Each machine is 0.68 inches (166.9 mm) thick and weighs 3.02 pounds (1.37 kg).
CPU options range from the dual-core Intel Core i3-1110G4 to the quad-core i7-1180G7. The machines are specified for 16GB of LPDDR4X memory and 512GB of NVMe PCIe 3.0 storage.
Acer’s Spin 514 sports a 14-inch screen with thin bezels (for an 84% screen-to-body ratio), a touchpad made of Corning Gorilla Glass, DTS Audio surround sound, and Wi-Fi 6. There are only two ports, though—both USB-C.
Acer’s Enterprise Chromebooks target cloud-dependent companies and IT administrators who need to deploy, manage, and secure their cloud workforce.
The more budget-friendly option, the Acer Chromebook Spin 314, drops CPU options with a two-core, two-thread Intel Celeron N4500 up to an Intel Pentium Silver N6000 with four cores and four threads (no hyper-threading here). The Spin 314 arrives next month starting at $500.
Acer’s new Chromebook 515
NS chromebook 515 and its enterprise version, Acer Chromebook Enterprise 515, are 15.6-inch clamshells with similar specs. Both have CPUs ranging from the 11th generation Intel Pentium Gold 7505 to the quad-core Intel Core i7 1180G7 with Iris XE integrated graphics. You can pack each with up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage and get some of the same bonus features, like a Gorilla Glass touchpad and DTS Audio. There’s also a webcam shutter on this 3.75-pound device. You still don’t get a USB Type-A port or headphone jack, but the Chromebook 515 does have two USB-C (3.2 Gen 2) ports, HDMI and microSD.
NS acer chromebook 514 There is a less expensive option; It starts at $400 and releases in December. However, there are some downgrades. The clamshell only has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of eMMC storage. It runs on Octa-core MediaTek Companio 828 CPU and Arm Mali-G57 MCS graphics.