According to the latest news, Acer has unveiled Chromebook Spin 514, the company’s first ever AMD Ryzen powered Chromebook. Acer Chromebook Spin 514 comes with an anodized, sandblasted aluminium body with a diamond-cut pattern on the top panel and touchpad.
The device is MIL-STD 810H complaint and boasts military-grade durability. The company claimed that the device can withstand up to 60 kg of downward force and drops up to 4 feet. It is 17.35 mm thick and weighs 1.55 kgs. It comes with a 14 inches Full HD IPS touchscreen with Gorilla Glass protection on top. The panel has thin side bezels.
Chromebook is powered by AMD’s Ryzen 3000 C series mobile processors under the hood. The user has the option to pick between the AMD Ryzen 7 3700C or Ryzen 5 3500C quad-core processors. The CPU unit is coupled with a built-in AMD Radeon Vega GPU. The device runs with up to 16 GB RAM and has a storage space of 256 GB. The company promises a battery life of 10 hours.
The Chromebook Spin 514 also comes equipped with 2x USB-C ports, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, and a microSD card reader. It also supports Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 to round up the connectivity options. There’s an optional backlit keyboard upgrade available as well.
The company has also unveiled an enterprise edition Chromebook Spin 514 which runs on the Enterprise version of Chrome OS. With this Enterprise Edition device, IT Admins will be able to set up and manage the devices. It runs with up to 16 GB DDR4 RAM and up to 256 GB of fast PCIe NVMe SSD storage.
Acer Chromebook Spin 514 comes with a price tag of US $ 479.99. It will be available in the US from February 2021 onwards. The Enterprise Edition comes with a price tag of US $ 749.99 and it will hit the sales in March 2021.