Acer on Friday announced the launch of its first Chromebook with AMD Ryzen 3000 C-Series Mobile Processors and AMD Radeon graphics. Called the Acer Chromebook Spin 514, the device is available in two versions - CP514-1H and CP514-1WH (Enterprise version).
The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 (CP514-1H) will be available in North America in February starting at $479.99 ( ₹35,000 approximately), and in EMEA in March 2021. The Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 (CP514-1WH) will be available in North America in March starting at $749.99 ( ₹55,000 approximately), and in EMEA in March 2021.
The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 comes with AMD Ryzen 7 3700C or Ryzen 5 3500C quad-core processors with Vega Mobile Graphics built-in. The device has up to 16 GB DDR4 DRAM and up to 256 GB storage. It is said to deliver up to 10 hours of battery back up.
The Chromebook Spin 514 houses a 14-inch full HD IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. It features a convertible design that can be opened a full 360-degrees. The device has two USB Type-C ports, DisplayPort over USB-C, and USB charging. It also comes with two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports with one offering power-off charging, along with a microSD card reader. Some models of the Chromebook Spin 514 also have an HDMI port.
Other key features of the Chromebook Spin 514 are dual-integrated stereo speakers, dual microphones, Google Assistant, dual-band Wi-Fi 5 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) with 2x2 MU-MIMO technology, HD webcam, and Bluetooth 5.0.
The Enterprise version of Spin 514 comes with built-in security and enterprise compliant features. “With zero-touch enrollment, IT departments can drop ship the Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 to end-users – the device will automatically enroll into enterprise administration as soon as the end-user connects to the internet. Chrome OS simplifies the process of deploying, managing and powering a cloud workforce, ultimately increasing uptime and reducing total cost of ownership (TCO),” said Acer in its release.
The Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 comes with up to 16 GB DDR4 DRAM and up to 256 GB of fast PCIe NVMe SSD storage.
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