Acer launches Chromebook models with industry’s ‘First-Ever’ 17-Inch variant

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Taiwanese multinational hardware and electronics company Acer has launched its Chromebook models, with Intel’s latest 11th-Gen Core processors.

The Acer Chromebook lineup includes Chromebook Spin 713, Chromebook Enterprise Spin, Chromebook 514, Chromebook Enterprise 514, Acer Chromebook 314, and a new addition named 17.3-inch Chromebook Spin 317. Acer has stated that the new addition is the industry’s first 17-inch Chromebook model.

Acer Chromebook Spin 317 comes with Wi-Fi 6 and up to 10-hour battery life. The Chromebook models run Chrome OS.

According to the reports, Acer Chromebook 317 (CB317-1H) starts at $379.99 while Acer Chromebook Spin 713 (CP713-3W) starts at $699.99. Both models will go on sale in North America starting June.

Acer Chromebook 514 (CB514-1W) starts at $599.99 and will go on sale starting October and Acer Chromebook 314 (CB314-2H) is the cheapest option and starts at $269.99 with the sale starting July.

Acer Chromebook 317

Acer Chromebook 317 (CB317-1H) features a 17.3-inch full-HD (1,920×1,080 pixels) display with narrow bezels and anti-glare coating. It is equipped with Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) and is powered by an Intel Celeron processor. It also has two full-function USB 3.2 Type-C ports, a large touchpad, a numeric keypad, and two full-sized upward-facing speakers. According to the company, the battery can last up to 10 hours on a single charge.

Acer Chromebook Spin 713 & Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 713

Acer Chromebook Spin 713 (CP713-3W) and Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 713 are claimed to be the world’s first Intel Evo platform-verified Chromebooks. They have 13.5-inch (2,256×1,504-pixel) displays and Intel Core i7 processors from the 11th generation. DTS Audio, two full-function USB Type-C ports with Thunderbolt 4, an optional fingerprint reader, and MIL-STD 810H durability are also included. Models of the Acer Chromebook Spin 713 can last up to 10 hours on a single charge, while a 30-minute charge can provide four hours of battery life.

Acer Chromebook 514 models

Acer Chromebook 514 (CB514-1W/CB514-1WT) and Acer Chromebook Enterprise 514(CB514-1W/CB514-1WT) come with 14-inch displays and are powered by up to 11th-Gen Intel Core processors. The Chromebook models come with backlit keyboards and an optional fingerprint scanner. They sport dual full-function USB Type-C ports with Thunderbolt 4.

Acer Chromebook 314

“The Chromebook 314 (CB314-2H/CB314-2HT) features a 14-inch full-HD (1,920×1,080 pixels) display with 7.3mm bezels. It is powered by a MediaTek MT8183 octa-core processor and can last up to 15 hours on a single charge. It has an optional touchscreen variant and a fully functional USB Type-C port. Acer Chromebook 314 weighs 1.5kg,” as per the reports.

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