Acer has launched four new Chromebooks, including a 17.3-inch model, available in North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa starting next month.
The industry-first 17.3-inch (FHD) Acer Chromebook 317 is also one of the cheaper options of the new lot, starting at US$379.99. It’ll be powered by the latest Intel Celeron processor, features a company-claimed 10-hour battery life, two USB 3.2 Type-C ports, two upward-facing speakers, and supports WiFi 6 (Gig+), a Backlit keyboard and a touchscreen model are optional.
On the other end of the price spectrum, the Acer Spinbook 713 starts at $699. It is now powered by the 11th-gen Intel Core i7 processor, features a 13.5-inch (2256 x 1504) display and two Thunderbolt 4 ports. The company also claims 10-hour battery life for this model and a quick charging up to four hours backup on a 30-minute charge. It also boasts military-grade (U.S. MIL-STD 810H) durability. A fingerprint reader is optional.
The Acer Chromebook 514 starts at $599 and features a quick-charging battery that delivers 10-hour of backup. The laptop also gets the 11th-gen Intel chipset, WiFi 6 support, Type-C with Thunderbolt 4 ports, a backlit keyboard. Similar to the Spinbook, this one also comes with the MIL-STD 810H durability grade.
The cheapest of the lot, Acer Chromebook 314 comes at a starting price of $269, and it comes with cheap hardware too. Mediatek MT8183 octa-core processor powers the machine; however, the 15-hour long battery life is a saving grace, as is the 14-inch FHD IPS display. The Chromebook also gets USB Type-C ports and an optional touchscreen.
Price and Availability
The exact specs, price and availability of specific variants may vary by region. You can view region-specific prices once the Acer Chromebooks are released in your region.
|Acer Chromebook models||Price (USD/Euro)||Release Date (NA/EMEA)|
|Acer Chromebook 314 (CB314-2H)||$269.99/€329||July/August 2021|
|Acer Chromebook 317 (CB317-1H)||$379.99/€399||June 2021|
|Acer Chromebook 514 (CB514-1W)||$599.99/€549||October/August 2021|
|Acer Chromebook Spin 713 (CP713-3W)||$699.99/€769||June 2021|
The new Acer Chromebooks support apps through Google Play and the web, expanding the options for users.
“Since the introduction of Chromebooks 10 years ago, Acer has been a leader in expanding form factors in innovative ways that encourage our users to create, learn, and do more. Today, we hit another milestone by being the first Chromebook provider to introduce a 17.3-inch model, the ideal size for users working and learning from home,” said James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc.
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