Acer introduced that it’s updating its current lineup of Chromebooks with three new units at CES 2022, every of which comes with slight modifications when in comparison with its predecessors.
The brand new Spin 513 comes with a 13.5-inch show, an improve from the 13-inch display that the previously released Spin 513 had. It swaps the Snapdragon 7c Compute SC7180 in for the MediaTek Kompanio 1380, a brand new processor that additionally comes with eight cores. And like all Spin fashions, you may bend again the display to make use of the Chromebook as a pill or stand it up on a flat floor in a tent-like place when watching movies.
Nevertheless, there’s a little bit of a tradeoff with this new mannequin — as an alternative of the 13.5 hours of battery life that the earlier Spin 513 bought, the brand new 513 will final simply 10 hours on a full cost, a reasonably vital downgrade. The Spin 513 will go on sale for $599.99.
The brand new Chromebook 315, which was first released in 2019, got here with an AMD A-series processor and a formidable 15.6-inch show. The machine was touted as one of many first Chromebooks to come back with AMD silicon, however that modifications with this newly introduced Intel-based 315. It could actually both include the Intel Celeron dual-core N4500, Celeron quad-core N5100, or the Pentium Silver N600. The machine additionally sports activities an OceanGlass touchpad, which Acer says is made with recycled plastic to attain a “glass-like texture,” along with a wide-field-of-view HDR webcam.
That’s in regards to the extent of main modifications that comes with this new mannequin, because it has a big 15.6-inch anti-glare show and 10 hours of battery life, identical to its predecessor. The Chromebook 315 will value $299.99 upon launch.
Acer’s new 314 Chromebook comes with the identical $299.99 price ticket because the 315 however has a 14-inch anti-glare touchscreen show. It additionally comes with the identical choices for Intel-based processors, OceanGlass touchpad, and has 10 hours of battery life. Moreover, it has two built-in microphones with noise-reduction expertise, together with a webcam that’s supposed to assist scale back distracting lighting points.
Whereas Acer’s new Chromebooks will arrive in North America in June of this 12 months, they’ll grow to be out there in Europe, the Center East, and Africa in April.