Acer’s new premium Chromebooks are made for business

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Meet the world’s strongest Chromebook.

Or not less than that is what Acer’s Chairman and CEO Jason Chen stated about its new Chromebook Spin 13 at Acer’s world press convention in New York on Wednesday. Acer, which Chen stated has delivered greater than 10 million Chromebooks to this point, outfitted the all-aluminum 13.5-inch two-in-one Chromebook with an eighth-gen Intel Core i3-8130U processor and as much as 16GB of reminiscence (one thing that sometimes faucets out at 4GB).

Other much less highly effective processor choices shall be accessible, too, however the extra reminiscence and speedier Core i3 CPU will little doubt be useful when profiting from Android apps on the convertible’s 2,256×1,504-pixel, pen-enabled show and the included Wacom EMR stylus. And the 360-degree hinges allow you to use it as a laptop computer or tablet or something in between.

Dual USB-C ports and 2×2 802.11ac Wi-Fi assist spherical out the bundle, and in case you’d slightly have it as only a straight-up laptop computer, Acer could have you coated with its Chromebook 13 that is bought the identical design and element choices, minus the 360-degree hinges.

Acer additionally introduced a 15.6-inch Chromebook Spin 15, the business’s first two-in-one Chromebook at that measurement. Oddly, Acer opted to maintain the specs a bit extra modest regardless of the bigger display measurement

  • 1,920×1,080-pixel show
  • Intel Pentium N4200, Celeron N3450 or N3350 processors
  • 4GB or 8GB of reminiscence
  • 32GB or 64GB of storage

Again, you’ll be able to decide for a typical laptop computer model, the Acer Chromebook 15. Available with or with no touchscreen, it has the identical element choices because the Spin 15, however Acer says it will get an hour extra battery life at 14 hours.


Lastly, in case you do not care for Chrome and desire a “real” OS, Acer could have a new 15.6-inch model of its Swift 5 operating Windows 10. Made from superlight magnesium-aluminum alloy like LG’s Gram 15, the Swift 5 weighs lower than 1 kilogram (2.2 lbs). Slim bezels encompass the total HD touchscreen including to the upscale look. Like lots of Acer’s laptops, the Swift 5 will are available in a number of configurations with

  • Up to Intel Core i7-8550U processor
  • Up to Nvidia GeForce GTX MX150 graphics
  • as much as 16GB of reminiscence, upgradable to 32GB
  • Up to 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD or as much as 2TB HDD

Acer did not have pricing or availability prepared for the announcement of the Swift 5. Or for the Chromebooks, both, so we’ll simply have to sit down and wait to see.

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