Acer debuts new large-screen chromebooks for work, school and entertainment

Acer has released four new Chromebooks.

Acer Chromebook Spin 514 – Convertible 14-inch Models for Video Conferencing On-The-Go feature a 14-inch FHD IPS display with narrow borders on all four sides, allowing for an 84% screen-to-body ratio. When video conferencing, an FHD MIPI webcam leverages a blue glass filter and noise-reduction technology to provide clearer images and reduced light flares. The device’s dual upward-facing speakers flank the keyboard and combine with dual microphones to deliver a clear video conferencing experience, DTS Audio provides high-quality surround sound, and a built-in smart amplifier enhances the Chromebook’s speakers for louder and clearer audio.

The new Chromebook Spin 514 and Chromebook Spin Enterprise 514 sport a convertible design with aluminium top and bottom covers and carries an MIL-STD 810H certification. Additionally, the Chromebook comes with an array of additional features, including dual USB Type-C ports, a Corning Gorilla Glass touchpad, a backlit-keyboard and reliable Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+).

Acer Chromebook 515 – Performance and Conferencing with a Large 15.6-inch Display
The Acer Chromebook 515 (CB515-1W/T) and Acer Chromebook Enterprise 515 is ideal for businesses utilising cloud technology and for IT administrators to deploy, manage and secure their cloud workforce.

The new Chromebooks are powered by up to 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processors and Intel Iris Xe Graphics, plus up to 512 GB PCIe NVMe storage and up to 16 GB of RAM allowing the Chromebook to wake from sleep in less than a second. A huge 15.6-inch FHD IPS display, available with optional multi-touch capability, delivers extra real-estate for multi-tasking—complemented by DTS Audio for high-quality surround sound and built-in smart amplifiers for louder, clearer audio. Advanced conferencing technology helps to keep employees connected whether working from the office or home, further enhanced by dual microphones that help users’ voices to come through clearly, while a webcam shutter protects their privacy when the video conference is done.

With military-grade (U.S. MIL-STD 810H[[2]]) durability, the Chromebook 515 and Chromebook Enterprise 515 have an aluminium top cover and a reinforced design that is both protective and stylish. A smooth Corning Gorilla Glass touchpad ensures that tapping, swiping and scrolling are smooth and accurate, while a numeric keypad further enhances its backlit keyboard.

Additionally, these new 15.6-inch Chromebooks feature two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ports (one on each side) for data transfers, power delivery and sharing video and audio to external displays. They also connect wirelessly with Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) and include HDMI and microSD.

Acer Chromebook 514 

The Acer Chromebook 514 (CB514-2H/T) features an ultraportable design with the latest technology to promote efficient and responsive performance. Powered by an octa-core MediaTek Kompanio 828 processor, the Chromebook handles everything from streaming entertainment to multitasking apps and creating content. It delivers all-day battery life of up to 15 hours, and can be fast-charged to up to 50% of those battery’s capacity in only 30 minutes.

The sleek device weighs only 1.3 kg (2.87 lbs) and measures just 16.85 mm thin (0.66 inches), making it compact enough to be taken anywhere. A stylish aluminum top cover delivers protection against dents, while a Corning Gorilla Glass touchpad provides smooth navigation. The Chromebook’s 14-inch matte display (multi-touch optional) has narrow bezels that highlight the visuals, while additional features like DTS Audio, a backlit keyboard and USB Type-C ports make the Acer Chromebook 514 an all-around performer.

Acer Chromebook Spin 314
The Acer Chromebook Spin 314 (CP314-1H/N) features a unique environmentally-friendly OceanGlass touchpad made entirely out of plastic waste that has been recycled into a glass-like texture to provide sleek and responsive tactile feedback. Contributing to the reduction of plastics adrift in the ocean, this Chromebook also features the latest Intel processors, up to a 14-inch FHD IPS touchscreen display[[4]] with narrow 6 mm (0.24-inch) bezels and a 10-hour battery life[4] that makes it a good choice for students.

The new Chromebook also features a wide range of connectivity options, such as a USB 3.2 Type-C port, two USB 3.2 Type-A ports, an HDMI port and a MicroSD slot, plus Wi-Fi 6 and 2×2 MU-MIMO technology for faster wireless speeds.

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