Acer has recently announced its new 2-in-1 Chromebook in the form of Chromebook Spin 514 powered by AMD Ryzen 3000C-series mobile processors with AMD Radeon graphics. So, this ensures you responsive performance, fast start-up and longer battery life.
Chromebooks have become increasingly popular in recent days, boosted by the new work-from-home and education-at-home culture. AMD’s Ryzen 3000C processors have dedicatedly been designed for Chromebooks and was announced last year.
The Chrome OS has become more verstile and handy in recent years and is unlocked to support business customers as well. So, you can even opt for the Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 (CP514-1W/ CP514-WH) variant also.
“The pairing of AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors with a durable design makes the new Acer Chromebook Spin 514 an excellent choice for users that need to get work done at home,” said James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “Users will be blown away by the new level of responsiveness and performance provided by the Acer Chromebook Spin 514 with AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors. Plus, the Ryzen 7 3700C Processor offers the best graphics available in an AMD-powered Chromebook, so our customers can take advantage of the growing range of apps and extensions to tackle even more challenging projects.”
These new AMD Ryzen 3000C processors with AMD Radeon Vega graphics are adequate to run your daily applications, streaming, browsing and a lot more. Even these Chormebooks have the power to tackle challenging projects for work and school such as video editing and coding.
You can opt for AMD Ryzen 7 3700C or Ryzen 5 3500C quad-core processors will come with powerful AMD Radeon Vega Mobile Graphics built in. Packed in a thin and light design, the Acer Chromebook Spin 514 delivers up to 10 hours of battery life.
It can be easily taken anywhere, as it just weighs 1.55 kg and mere 17.35 mm thin (0.68 inches). In addition to this, the Chromebook Spin 514 comes with up to 16 GB DDR4 DRAM and up to 256 GB storage.
The Acer Chromebook Spin 514’s sleek chassis is made of anodized, sandblasted aluminum and features a stylish diamond-cut pattern on the top cover and touchpad. Not only it looks great but also delivers military-grade durability.
The Chromebook comes with a 14-inch Full HD touch IPS display is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass and 6.1 mm (0.24 in) side bezels that give the device a 78% screen-to-body ratio. Also you can opt for the optional backlit keyboard.
Being a 2-in-1 laptop, you can rotate it at full 360-degrees, enabling its touchscreen display to be used for collaboration, sharing, presenting. It is available in three colors: Pure Silver, Steel Gray and Mist Green.
For ports you have two USB Type-C ports, both supporting USB 3.2 Gen 1 (up to 5 Gbps), DisplayPort over USB-C, and USB charging. It also features two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, one featuring power-off charging, and a MicroSD card reader. Also you have an optional HDMI port support.
On the connectivty front you get dual-band Wi-Fi 5 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) with 2×2 MU-MIMO technology and Bluetooth 5.0. Being a Chromebook you have the integrated Google Assistant and the Chromebook features dual integrated stereo speakers are great for entertainment and video chats with the HD webcam.
The Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 is similar to the regular edition, however, can be configured by IT administrators to control updates, configure apps, utilize extensions to increase browser functionality, update policies, and more with web-based management.
These Chromebooks support apps via Google Play and web based apps, giving you a plethora of options to choose from.
The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 (CP514-1H) will be available in North America in February starting at USD 479.99; and in EMEA in March 2021, starting at EUR 529.
The Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 (CP514-1WH) will be available in North America in March starting at USD 749.99; and in EMEA in March 2021, starting at EUR 799.