Acer UK launches new Carbon Neutral Promotion for Chromebook Spin 513

Acer launched its first Chromebook powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c compute platform – the Acer Chromebook Spin 513 (CP513-1H) in early 2021 and it has come to be recognised as one of the most economical and energy-efficient notebooks on the market with 84% more energy efficient than a legacy desktop.

End-user computing is recognised as a high contributor to environmental pollution and climate change causing a reported 1% of global emissions with up to 50% of this due to “use” rather than manufacture & disposal.

PX3, an IT consulting company specialising in sustainability in IT, benchmarked the ACER Chromebook Spin 513 LTE to see how it would compare against other notebooks. It was notable, as the device, reduced emissions from a typically mixed device (desktops & laptops) estate by around 70%, with savings of 84% possible compared with legacy Windows desktop PCs.

For a typical 500 user organisation, this annual saving is equivalent to reducing travel by 9,460UK car miles or having an additional 3.2 acres of mature forest.

Even bench-marking the Chromebook Spin 513 LTE against comparable notebooks, energy (and therefore emissions) savings of up to 50% were recorded.

Icon Description automatically generatedCustomers will be able to register to plant 100 trees to carbon offset the manufacture and shipping of the device by registering their devices via this website.

Acer UK have partnered with Ecologi UK working with them as they plant trees across their many different projects, including reforestation planting in the UK and preserving Amazonian Rainforests in Brazil.

Optimised for Performance and Connectivity On-the-Go
The Acer Chromebook Spin 513 is powered by the Snapdragon 7c compute platform with an 8 nm octa-core Qualcomm Kryo 468 CPU, which provides enhanced multitasking and responsiveness. In addition, the integrated Qualcomm Adreno 618 graphics performance lets users enjoy online games and beautifully streamed video. Providing up to 14 hours1 of battery life.

The CB513 comes with an optional 4G LTE for an always-connected experience. This ensures that users will still be able to access the web, their personal cloud, connected apps, extensions and more to stay focused on work, school and hobbies, even without a Wi-Fi connection.

Ultraportable and Convertible
A super sleek and ultraportable design allows users to further make the most of the Acer Chromebook Spin 513, which has a durable and stylish aluminium top cover as well as a Corning Gorilla Glass display and touchpad that provide resistance to scratches and damage. Additionally, narrow bezels allow for a 78% screen-to-body ratio that keeps the focus on the notebook’s 13.3-inch full HD IPS touchscreen display.

The sleek Acer Chromebook Spin 513 is less than 1.2kg (2.64 lbs) light and a mere 15.55 mm (0.61 in) thin, with dimensions barely larger than a sheet of paper. The Chromebook also has an optional backlit keyboard so it’s easy to stay productive in a range of lighting conditions.

A pair of 360-degree hinges empower users with four usage modes: clamshell mode for traditional keyboard input, tablet, display and tent modes for presenting or when space-constrained. Additionally, its two built-in microphones allow for better reception, providing better clarity of sound when video conferencing or talking to friends on Google Meet and using Google Assistant.

Ports and Latest Wi-Fi Keep Users Connected
802.11ac Wi-Fi with 2×2 MIMO technology and optional 4G LTE keep users connected whether at home, in the office or on the go. The Chromebook has two full-function USB Type-C™ ports that support USB 3.2 Gen 1 (up to 5 Gbps), DisplayPort over USB-C, and USB charging. It also includes a USB 3.2 Type-A port, and peripherals can be connected via Bluetooth 5.0.

The Chromebook Spin 513 comes with up to 8 GB LPDDR4X SDRAM and up to 128 GB of storage.

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