Acer on Wednesday, October 13 launched four new Chromebooks – Chromebook Spin 514, Chromebook 515, Chromebook Spin 314 and Chromebook 514. Designed for work, education and entertainment, the Acer Chromebook Spin 514, Chromebook 515 and Chromebook Spin 314 are powered by the latest 11th generation Intel Core CPUs, while the Acer Chromebook 514 is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Companio 828 processor. The Acer Chromebook Spin 514, Chromebook Spin 314 and Chromebook 514 sport a 14-inch display, while the Chromebook 515 comes with a larger 15.6-inch display. All four Chrome OS laptops are said to support Android apps through the Google Play store. Acer laptop models are also offered in Enterprise editions except for the Chromebook 514 which offer management tools for IT departments.
Acer Chromebook Spin 514, Chromebook 515, Chromebook Spin 314, Chromebook 514: Price and Availability
The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 (CP514-2H) price starts at EUR 799 (approximately Rs 69,700) and will be available in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region in October. The convertible laptop will also be available for purchase in North America in January 2022 for $699.99 (approximately Rs 52,600). The Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 comes with a price tag of $899.99 (approximately Rs 67,700) and will be available in North America in December. The device will go on sale in October at EMEA starting at EUR 1,049 (approximately Rs 91,500).
The second model, the Acer Chromebook 515 (CB515-1W/T), starts at EUR 499 (approximately Rs 43,500) and will be available in EMEA in October. The Acer Chromebook Enterprise 515 will be available for purchase in North America from January next year for $649.99 (approximately Rs.48,900). It will be priced at EUR 799 (approximately Rs 69,700) in EMEA, where it goes on sale in October.
The Acer Chromebook Spin 314 (CP314-1H/N) is priced at $499.99 (approximately Rs 37,600) in North America and will go on sale in November this year. In EMEA, the device will be available in October for 449 euros (approximately Rs 39,000).
The Acer Chromebook 514 (CB514-2H/T) will be available for sale in North America in December with a price of $399.99 (approximately Rs.30,000). It will be available in EMEA in November for 399 euros (approximately Rs 34,800).
All these new models will be available for purchase through the Acer online store.
Acer Chromebook Spin 514 Specifications
The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 (CP514-2H) comes with a 14-inch Full HD IPS display with an 84 percent screen-to-body ratio and narrow borders on all four sides. It is powered by the 11th generation Intel Core i7 processor and reportedly offers up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. The convertible laptop has a Corning Gorilla Glass touchpad and backlit keyboard.
Its full-HD MIPI webcam is said to use temporary noise reduction technology and a blue glass filter to reduce glare of light during video calls. It has two speakers on the top, dual microphones, an inbuilt amplifier, as well as support for DTS audio.
The 2-in-1 laptop has aluminum top and bottom covers and is MIL-STD 810H certification. It comes with dual USB Type-C ports and Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+). The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 offers up to 10 hours of battery life and is claimed to charge up to 50 percent battery life in just 30 minutes.
The Acer Chromebook Spin Enterprise 514 comes with similar specifications, but with advanced management tools for IT departments, which the company says will automatically run on Chrome OS machines as soon as users connect to the Internet with “zero-touch enrollment”. Enrolls in Enterprise Administration. Enterprise additions are also claimed to have advanced security.
Acer Chromebook 515 Specifications
The Acer Chromebook 515 (CB515-1W/T) – as well as the Acer Chromebook Enterprise 515 – features a 15.6-inch full-HD IPS display with optional multi-touch capability. The laptop comes with 11th generation Intel Core i7 processor and integrated Intel Iris XE graphics. Acer is claimed to deliver 40 percent performance improvement over the previous generations. The Acer Chromebook 515 packs up to 16GB of RAM and offers 512GB of PCIe NVMe storage. The laptop supports DTS Audio for high quality sound output and features a webcam shutter to ensure privacy. It has an inbuilt smart amplifier, a numeric keypad and two inbuilt microphones. For easy typing, the Acer Chromebook 515 sports a Gorilla Glass touchpad and a backlit keyboard.
Acer Chromebook 515 comes with an aluminum lid with MIL-STD 810H certification. Also, users will get two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ports along with microSD card reader with data transfer rate up to 10Gbps. The laptop has Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) connectivity and includes an HDMI port.
Acer Chromebook Spin 314 Specifications
Made in an eco-friendly manner, the Acer Chromebook Spin 314 features an OceanGlass touchpad, which the company claims is made entirely from plastic waste that is recycled into materials like glass. It features a 14-inch full-HD IPS touchscreen display and is powered by Intel Pentium Silver N6000 processor. The laptop reportedly comes with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of eMMC storage.
With an HDMI port, microSD slot, USB 3.2 Type-C port and dual USB 3.2 Type-A ports, the Acer Chromebook Spin 314 offers quick data transfer options. For connectivity, it offers Wi-Fi 6 support and 802.11ax wireless antenna. 2×2 MU-MIMO technology is also available for faster wireless speeds.
Support for DTS Audio technology, dual microphones, upward facing speakers, and an optional backlit keyboard are some of the other specifications of the device. The Acer Chromebook Spin 314 is said to offer up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge.
Acer Chromebook 514 Specifications
In addition to Intel-powered devices, Acer has also launched the Chromebook 514 equipped with MediaTek’s mid-tier Companio 828 SoC. The Chromebook packs up to 8GB of RAM and up to 128GB of eMMC storage. It has a 14-inch matte full-HD IPS (1,920×1,080) display with Corning Gorilla Glass touchpad along with an optional touch display. The laptop has a thin 7.1mm bezel and supports DTS Audio for better sound quality from its two upward-facing speakers. The Acer Chromebook 514 also has two inbuilt microphones and a backlit keyboard.
For connectivity, it has Wi-Fi 6, one USB Type-A port and two USB Type-C ports. The Acer Chromebook 514 offers up to 15 hours of battery life and is said to charge up to 50 percent in just 30 minutes. The weight of the device is 1.3 kg.