Acer has another product in its popular Chromebook series this time, this time under the Spin brand. The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 is the company’s first Chromebook of its kind, and it will use AMD’s mobile processor and graphics chip at the same time.
You can purchase the Chromebook Spin 514 model with AMD Ryzen 7 3700C or Ryzen 5 3500C quad-core processors. Both will have built-in AMD Radeon Vega Mobile graphics chips to improve performance.
Like other Spin models, the Chromebook Spin 514’s 14-inch 1,920 x 1,080 touchscreen display can be rotated 360 degrees. This allows it to be used in many formats, including traditional laptops or large tablets. It weighs only 3.42 pounds and is only 17.35mm thick.
The Chromebook is made of anodized aluminum, sandblasted aluminum, and has MIL-STD-810H-rated durability.
It is designed to continue to work even when dropped from a height of 48 inches and can withstand up to 132 pounds of downward force. Also, the display is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass to prevent scratches.
Chromebook supports up to 16GB of DDR4 DRAM and up to 256GB of SSD storage. It has two standard USB ports, two USB-C ports, and a microSD card slot.
Some models also have a built-in HDMI port, which can be used to connect the Chromebook to a large-screen monitor or TV. It also has two speakers, two microphones, and a battery, which can be used for up to 10 hours per charge.
Acer will also sell Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 models for enterprises. The model has all the specifications of the standard model, but will also include comprehensive security features that will enable the company’s IT administrators to install applications, control updates, etc. through web-based management.
The standard version of the Acer Chromebook Spin 514 will be available in the United States in February, starting at $479.99. It will go on sale in Europe in March, starting at 529 euros. The Enterprise Edition will go on sale in March, with a starting price of US$749.99 in the US and Euro 799 in Europe.