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At CES 2022, Acer is showing off a trio of affordable Chromebooks that will be released in the coming months, including the MediaTek-powered Acer Chromebook Spin 513.

In recent years, Acer has been responsible for some of our favorite Chromebooks, especially their flagship Chromebook Spin 713, while also offering solid Chrome OS devices for lower budgets. For this year’s CES, the company is focusing on the latter, bringing three Chromebooks in their 300 and 500 series.

For the upper-mid-range budget, there’s the new Acer Chromebook Spin 513, a classic convertible with the fan-favorite 3:2 aspect ratio, ready to be a laptop or a tablet at a moment’s notice. Unlike last year’s version, which was one of the first Chrome OS devices with a Snapdragon processor, the new Chromebook Spin 513 opts for the eight-core MediaTek Kompanio 1380.

You’ll find a USB-C port on each side, along with a standard USB 3 port and a microSD expansion slot. At just $599, this mid-range Chromebook should be a good fit for those who want a little bit more speed in their day-to-day web browsing and work, without breaking the bank.

Acer Chromebook Spin 513 (CP513-2H) Spec sheet

Display: 13.5?, 3:2, VertiView display, 2256 x 1504
Processor: MediaTek Kompanio 1380
Memory: Up to 8GB Dual-channel LPDDR4X SDRAM
Storage: eMMC: 32GB / 64GB / 128GB
Dimensions: 11.81(W) x 9.25(D) x 0.64 (H) inches
Weight: 2.84 lbs
Battery Life: Up to 10 hours
Wireless: Wi-Fi 6
Audio:
DTS(R) Audio
Upward facing speakers
Two digital microphones

Pricing & availability:
North America: June release, starting at $599
EMEA: April release, starting at EUR649

If you don’t need your laptop to pull double duty as a tablet, Acer also has a pair of non-converting Chromebooks launching soon. Launching later this month, the Acer Chromebook 315 has a sizable 15.6-inch display (touchscreen optional) with anti-glare coating.

Thanks to the extra space, the Acer Chromebook 315 keyboard features a full number pad, an uncommon feature for Chrome OS devices. Meanwhile, the Acer Chromebook 314, set to launch in June, has a smaller 14-inch display with upward-facing speaker grilles on the sides of the keyboard.

Otherwise, the two devices are effectively identical in specs and US pricing, offering an Intel Celeron or Pentium processor, up to 128GB of storage, and an environmentally friendly OceanGlass touchpad. All you really need to decide is how physically large you want your device to be.

Acer Chromebook 315

Acer Chromebook 315

Acer Chromebook 314

Acer Chromebook 315 (CP315-4H) Spec sheet

Display: 15.6?, 16:9, Full HD 1920 x 1080, optional multi-touch
Processor options:
Intel(R) Celeron(R) dual-core processor N4500
Intel(R) Celeron(R) quad-core processor N5100
Intel(R) Pentium(R) Silver N6000

Memory: Up to 8GB Dual-channel LPDDR4X SDRAM
Storage: eMMC: 64GB / 128GB
Dimensions: 14.42(W) x 9.61(D) x 0.79(H) inches
Weight: 3.53 lbs
Battery Life: Up to 10 hours
Wireless: Wi-Fi 6
Audio:
DTS(R) Audio
Two digital microphones

Pricing & availability:
North America: January release, starting at $299
EMEA: Late Q1 release, starting at EUR399

Acer Chromebook 314 (CP314-3H) Spec sheet

Display: 14?, 16:9, Full HD 1920 x 1080, optional multi-touch
Processor options:
Intel(R) Celeron(R) dual-core processor N4500
Intel(R) Celeron(R) quad-core processor N5100
Intel(R) Pentium(R) Silver N6000

Memory: Up to 8GB Dual-channel LPDDR4X SDRAM
Storage: eMMC: 64GB / 128GB
Dimensions: 12.85(W) x 8.86(D) x 0.79(H) inches
Weight: 3.20 lbs
Battery Life: Up to 10 hours
Wireless: Wi-Fi 6
Audio:
DTS(R) Audio
Two digital microphones

Pricing & availability:
North America: June release, starting at $299
EMEA: April release, starting at EUR369

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