First Chromebook from Acer with AMD Ryzen and AMD Radeon
Acer is really stepping on the gas in the new year and launches the first Chromebook with the powerful Zen architecture of AMD Ryzen processors and AMD Radeon graphics units. The Chromebook Spin 514 is absolutely suitable for business and private use.
Powerful and stylish – Acer Chromebook Spin 514
Thanks to the AMD Ryzen processor, the Acer Chromebook Spin 514 brings a lot of power for multitasking. Whether it’s the fast system startup, a long battery life, or even the consistent responsiveness, the Spin 514 handles it beautifully. With the technology used and due to the design, the Chromebook gets up to 10 hours of battery life. Thanks to the AMD Radeon graphics unit, even more demanding work is no problem. To ensure that memory is not neglected, the Spin 514 is packed with up to 6 GB of DDR4 DRAM and up to 256 GB of PCIe NVMe SSD upon delivery. With a slim design made of anodized polished aluminum, the Chromebook is not only stylish but also very durable. The Spin 514’s metal chassis is reinforced to prevent dents, dings, or even corrosion and features U.S. MIL-STD 810H military certification. At the same time, the case has been designed to withstand up to 60 kg of pressure and can also withstand drops from a height of 1.22 m without any problems. The Chromebook comes in at a height of 17.35 mm and a weight of 1.55 kg, which makes it an ideal companion. To protect it from scratches, the 14-inch Full HD touch IPS display features Corning Gorilla Glass.
If you want to add some light to the darkness, there is an optional feature as the keyboard has a backlight. For interactive collaboration, the Chromebook has a 360-degree rotating convertible design. It can be easily converted depending on your wishes and needs. For this purpose, the Acer Spin 514 has two USB Type C (USB 3.2 Gen 1) ports, which achieve a transfer speed of up to 5 Gbit/s. Furthermore, there are two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, one of which has power-off charging, and a micro-SD card reader is also installed in the Chromebook. Depending on the model, an HDMI port is also available. The two integrated stereo speakers of the Acer Spin 514 provide entertainment. Two microphones that record the user’s voice faithfully are also on board to ensure the sound. Thus, Google Assistant and calls as well as audio recordings are supported wonderfully. The Acer Chromebook transmits via dual-band Wi-Fi 5 with 2×2 MU-MIMO technology and Bluetooth 5.0, which makes connecting to other devices super easy.
Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 for Business
For business users, there’s still the Enterprise upgrade, which is designed to manage multiple devices and make IT easier to handle.
Availability and Pricing
The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 will be available in Pure Silver and Steel Gray colors starting in March at a price starting at $479. The Enterprise will also be launched in March at a price starting at 669 Euros.