Acer has launched its first Chromebook with the new AMD Ryzen 3000 C-Series processor and AMD Radeon graphics card. The price of the Acer Chromebook Spin 514 (CP514-1H) starts at $ 479, which is around $ 35,150 in India. It will be available in North America in February. The laptop will also be available in EMEA countries from March 2021 and the device costs 529 euros. The Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 (CP514-1WH) will go on sale in March 2021 in North America for $ 749.99 and in EMEA for EUR 799.
Acer Chromebook Spin 514, Enterprise version: Technical specifications
The newly introduced Acer Chromebook Spin 514 has a metal construction and a 14-inch Full HD IPS display with 6.1 mm side bezels and a screen-to-body ratio of 78 percent. The plate has Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The laptop comes with a convertible design that can be opened 360 degrees. It will be available with AMD Ryzen 7 3700C or Ryzen 5 3500C quad-core processors supported by Vega Mobile Graphics. The device has up to 16 GB DDR4 DRAM and up to 256 GB memory.
Acer claims that its new laptop will provide up to 10 hours of battery backup. Connectivity options include two USB Type-C ports, DisplayPort over USB-C, USB charging, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, and a microSD card reader. The new Acer Chromebook Spin 514 laptop also has two built-in stereo speakers, two microphones, Google Assistant, an HD webcam and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. It offers support for dual-band WLAN 5 (802.11a / b / g / n / ac) with 2 × 2 MU-MIMO technology. Some models even have an HDMI connection.
Acer sells it in the colors Pure Silver, Steel Gray or Mist Green. The enterprise version of the same Acer Spin 514 laptop has some of the built-in security and enterprise compatible features. The Enterprise version will be available with up to 16 GB DDR4 RAM and up to 256 GB fast PCIe NVMe SSD storage.
“With zero-touch registration, IT departments can send the Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 to end users. The device automatically registers with company administration as soon as the end user connects to the Internet. Chrome OS simplifies the process of provisioning, managing and powering a cloud workforce, ultimately increasing availability and lowering total cost of ownership (TCO), ”the company said.