Acer unveiled four new Chromebooks – Chromebook Spin 514, Chromebook 515, Chromebook Spin 314 and Chromebook 514 – at its next @ acer global event on Wednesday October 13th. Built for work, education and entertainment, the Acer Chromebook Spin 514, Chromebook 515 and Chromebook Spin 314 are powered by the latest 11th generation Intel Core CPUs, while the Acer Chromebook 514 is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Kompanio 828 processor. Acer Chromebook Spin 514, Chromebook Spin 314, and Chromebook 514 have 14-inch displays, while the Chromebook 515 has a larger 15.6-inch display. All four Chrome OS laptops are said to support Android apps via the Google Play Store. The Acer laptop models, with the exception of the Chromebook 514, are also offered in enterprise editions with management tools for IT departments.
Acer Chromebook Spin 514, Chromebook 515, Chromebook Spin 314, Chromebook 514: Price and availability
Acer Chromebook Spin 514 (CP514-2H) starts at 799 euros (approx. 69,700 rupees) and will be available in October in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. The convertible laptop will also be available in North America in January 2022 starting at $ 699.99 (approx. 52,600 rupees). Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 ships priced at $ 899.99 (approximately Rs 67,700) and will be available in North America in December. The device will go on sale in EMEA in October from 1,049 euros (approx. 91,500 rupees).
The price for the second model, the Acer Chromebook 515 (CB515-1W / T), starts at 499 euros (approx. 43,500 rupees) and will be available in EMEA in October. Acer Chromebook Enterprise 515 will be available in North America starting January next year for $ 649.99 (approximately rupees 48,900). It will cost 799 euros (around 69,700 rupees) in the EMEA region, where it will go on sale in October.
Acer Chromebook Spin 314 (CP314-1H / N) is priced at $ 499.99 in North America and will go on sale in November this year. In EMEA, the device will be available in October for 449 euros (around 39,000 rupees).
Acer Chromebook 514 (CB514-2H / T) will launch in North America in December at a price of $ 399.99 (approximately rupees 30,000). It will be available in EMEA in November for 399 EUR (approximately 34,800 rupees).
All of these new models will be available through the Acer online store.
Acer Chromebook Spin 514 specifications
The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 (CP514-2H) has a 14-inch Full HD IPS display with 84 percent screen-to-body ratio and narrow bezels on all four sides. It is powered by up to 11th generation Intel Core i7 processors and reportedly offers up to 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage. The convertible laptop has a Corning Gorilla Glass touchpad and a backlit keyboard.
Its full HD MIPI webcam is said to use temporal noise suppression technology and a blue glass filter to minimize light reflections during video calls. It has two top-facing speakers, two microphones, a built-in amplifier, and support for DTS audio.
The 2-in-1 laptop has an aluminum top and bottom cover and is MIL-STD 810H certified. It comes with two USB Type-C ports and Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig +). The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 offers up to 10 hours of battery life and is said to charge 50 percent of its battery life in just 30 minutes.
The Acer Chromebook Spin Enterprise 514 has the same specifications, but with advanced management tools for IT departments, which, according to the company, automatically enroll the Chrome OS machines in the company administration as soon as the users with “zero-touch registration” log in connect to the internet. The enterprise additions are also said to have improved security.
Acer Chromebook 515 specifications
Acer Chromebook 515 (CB515-1W / T) – as well as the Acer Chromebook Enterprise 515 – have a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display with optional multi-touch function. The laptop is equipped with 11th generation Intel Core i7 processors and integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics. Acer claims to offer up to a 40 percent increase in performance over previous generations. The Acer Chromebook 515 gets up to 16 GB of RAM and offers 512 GB of PCIe NVMe storage. The laptop supports DTS Audio for high quality sound output and has a webcam shutter to ensure privacy. It has a built-in smart amplifier, numeric keypad, and two built-in microphones. The Acer Chromebook 515 has a Gorilla Glass touchpad and a backlit keyboard for smooth typing.
The Acer Chromebook 515 has a MIL-STD 810H certification with an aluminum lid. In addition, users get two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ports with up to 10 Gbit / s data transfer rate along with a microSD card reader. The laptop has Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig +) connectivity and has an HDMI port.
Acer Chromebook Spin 314 specifications
The eco-friendly Acer Chromebook Spin 314 features an OceanGlass touchpad, which the company claims is made entirely of plastic waste that is recycled into a glass-like material. It has a 14-inch Full HD IPS touchscreen display and is powered by an Intel Pentium Silver N6000 processor. The laptop is said to be equipped with up to 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of eMMC storage.
With an HDMI port, a microSD slot, a USB 3.2 Type-C port and two USB 3.2 Type-A ports, the Acer Chromebook Spin 314 offers fast data transfer options. For connectivity, it offers Wi-Fi 6 support and an 802.11ax wireless antenna. The 2×2 MU-MIMO technology is also available for faster WiFi speeds.
Support for DTS audio technology, two microphones, top-facing speakers and an optional backlit keyboard are just a few of the other specifications of the device. The Acer Chromebook Spin 314 is said to offer up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge.
Acer Chromebook 514 specifications
In addition to the Intel-powered devices, Acer has also launched the Chromebook 514, which is equipped with MediaTek’s mid-range SoC Kompanio 828. The Chromebook offers up to 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of eMMC storage. It has a matte 14-inch Full HD IPS display (1,920 x 1,080) with an optional touch display and a Corning Gorilla Glass touchpad. The laptop has 7.1mm bezels and supports DTS Audio for better sound quality from its two upward-facing speakers. The Acer Chromebook 514 also has two built-in microphones and a backlit keyboard.
For connectivity, it offers Wi-Fi 6, a USB Type-A port and two USB Type-C ports. The Acer Chromebook 514 offers a battery life of up to 15 hours and should be charged to 50 percent in just 30 minutes. The device weighs 1.3 kilograms.