Acer’s newest Chromebooks have military-grade durability, Wi-Fi 6 support

Acer’s newest Chromebooks have military-grade durability, Wi-Fi 6 support

October 13, 2021 0 By Babu Mohan

Acer’s latest Chromebooks come equipped with the latest processors from Intel and MediaTek.

What you need to know

Acer has unveiled new Chromebooks designed for work, school, and entertainment.
The new Chromebook Spin 514 and Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 have a fan-less, convertible design.
Acer’s Chromebook 515 and Chromebook Enterprise 515 feature a premium design combined with “advanced durability.”

Acer has refreshed its Chromebook lineup with the launch of four new models featuring the latest processors from Intel and MediaTek, Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, “video conferencing technology,” and durable designs.

Acer Chromebook Spin 514 and Chromebook Spin Enterprise 514 models have a convertible design and feature 14-inch FHD displays. They are powered by up to 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processors and utilize a fan-less design that makes them “ideal for shared workspaces.”

Designed for video conferencing on the go, the Chromebook offers a Full HD MIPI webcam with a blue glass filter and noise-reduction technology. Some of the other key features include an MIL-STD-810H certification, dual USB Type-C ports, and DTS Audio. The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 will go on sale in North America from January 2022, starting at $700.

The Acer Chromebook 515 and Chromebook Enterprise 515 come with 15.6-inch FHD IPS displays and have been designed to “tackle projects for work, home-use and even play.” Both models feature up to 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processors with Intel Iris X graphics, up to 512GB PCIe NVMe storage, and up to 16GB of RAM.

Some of the other highlights include U.S. MIL-STD-810H durability, an aluminum top cover, Corning Gorilla Glass touchpad, a backlit keyboard, and two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ports. Unlike the other three models, the Acer Chromebook 515 isn’t going to be sold in North America. It will be available in EMEA later from later this month for a starting price of €499.

Acer’s new Chromebook 514 is an ultraportable powered by MediaTek’s Kompanio 828 processor. It weighs just 2.87lbs and uses an aluminum top that provides protection against dents. The Chromebook has a 14-inch matte display with narrow bezels and optional multi-touch support.

You also get a Corning Gorilla Glass touchpad, a backlit keyboard, DTS Audio, and USB Type-C ports. As for battery life, Acer claims the Chromebook 514 can last up to 15 hours on a single charge. The Chromebook is slated to go on sale in December, starting at $400. It will be positioned right below the Ryzen-powered Chromebook Spin 514, which is one of the best Chromebooks in its segment.

The Acer Chromebook Spin 314 comes with a 14-inch FHD IPS touchscreen display featuring 0.24-inch bezels. It is powered by the latest 11th Gen Core processors from Intel and promises up to 10 hours of battery life. The Chromebook also has a unique OceanGlass touchpad that is made out of plastic waste recycled into a glass-like texture. It will be available to purchase in November starting at $500.

Acer Chromebook Spin 514

$499 at Best Buy

Acer’s Ryzen-powered Chromebook Spin 514 is one of the best 14-inch Chromebooks you can find under $500. Aside from offering great value, it also offers good battery life and SSD storage options.

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