Acer has introduced its latest Chromebook at the moment, the Chromebook Spin 713, which is verified as a part of Intel’s Project Athena program.
The Chromebook Spin 713 will comprise 10th Gen Intel processors, as much as 16GB of RAM (DDR4), and a 256GB SSD. Acer says you may count on 10 hours of use from the gadget’s fast-charging battery.
The Chromebook additionally has a 13.5-inch show with a 3:2 side ratio — 2256 x 1504 decision. The 3:2 side ratio offers extra vertical display screen area than extra frequent 16:9 panels, lowering your have to zoom out and scroll.
The aluminum chassis is sturdy sufficient to outlive drops from as much as 48 inches and to face up to as much as 132 kilos of drive, in response to Acer. It’s 3.02 kilos, which suggests it’s not the lightest Chromebook round, however it’s nonetheless decently moveable. And the 360-degree hinge lets you use the gadget as a laptop computer, pill, show, or tent, relying in your area and wishes.
Acer additionally introduced a business-oriented Chromebook Enterprise Spin 713, which comes with Google’s Chrome Enterprise safety answer.
The Spin 713 will likely be out there in North America in July beginning at $629, and the Enterprise Spin 713 launches in August beginning at $1,099. The Chromebook to beat in that worth vary is Asus’ $569 Chromebook Flip C434, which presents a 14-inch display screen in a physique that’s near the dimensions of most 13-inch fashions. The C434 additionally has a 360-degree hinge and an analogous smooth, premium look. It’s been praised by many shops (together with The Verge) as the most effective Chromebook you should buy. That product got here out final yr, although, so it doesn’t have the latest Intel processors. Once we’ve tried the Spin 713 for ourselves, we’ll have a greater sense of how a lot of a distinction the brand new chips make on the subject of efficiency.
In addition, Acer introduced its extra budget-oriented Chromebook Spin 311, an 11-inch gadget aimed primarily at youngsters and college students. The Spin 311 is powered by the tablet-grade Mediatek MT8183 processor. The Spin 311 is smaller than the Spin 713, at simply 2.2 kilos, and Acer guarantees a battery lifetime of 12 hours.
The Spin 311 involves North America in July, beginning at $259.