Acer Unveils Chromebook Spin 514
Acer today unveiled its first Chromebook with new AMD Ryzen™ 3000 C-Series Mobile Processors and AMD Radeon™ graphics—the new Acer Chromebook Spin 514 (CP514-1H/ CP514-HH). This power combined with a durable, stylish design and long battery life make the Chromebook more than capable of handling all the applications consumers need as they work and learn from home.
Also, Acer will offer the Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 (CP514-1W/ CP514-WH) which comes with the latest AMD Ryzen™ 3000 C-Series Mobile Processor and the business capabilities of Chrome OS unlocked to support business customers.
“The pairing of AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors with a durable design makes the new Acer Chromebook Spin 514 an excellent choice for users that need to get work done at home,” said James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “Users will be blown away by the new level of responsiveness and performance provided by the Acer Chromebook Spin 514 with AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors. Plus, the Ryzen 7 3700C Processor offers the best graphics available in an AMD-powered Chromebook[iii], so our customers can take advantage of the growing range of apps and extensions to tackle even more challenging projects.”
Powered to Perform with AMD Processors
The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 is Acer’s first to utilize the latest generation of new high-performance AMD Ryzen™ Mobile Processors. Based on the powerful “Zen” architecture, the AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors ensure consistent responsiveness, fast boot times and long battery life. As a result, everything is fast on the new Chromebook, whether streaming content, utilizing multiple apps simultaneously or running office productivity tools. The new Chromebook can even help customers tackle more challenging projects for work and school such as video editing and coding.
The Chromebook Spin 514 also includes state-of-the-art AMD Radeon™ Graphics for enhanced gameplay, streaming and content creation. Models with AMD Ryzen 7 3700C or Ryzen 5 3500C quad-core processors will come with powerful AMD Radeon™ Vega Mobile Graphics built in.
The power-efficient AMD processor technology contributes to the Chromebook Spin 514’s thin-and-light design that delivers up to 10 hours of battery life[iv] and can be easily taken anywhere, just 1.55 kg (3.42 lbs) light and a mere 17.35 mm thin (0.68 inches). In addition, the Chromebook Spin 514 comes with up to 16 GB DDR4 DRAM and up to 256 GB storage[v] .
Convertible Design with Military-Grade Durability
The Acer Chromebook Spin 514’s sleek chassis is made of anodized, sandblasted aluminum and features a stylish diamond-cut pattern on the top cover and touchpad. It not only looks great, it’s also incredibly durable. The device delivers military-grade durability (U.S. MIL-STD 810H1 compliant2) and has a reinforced metal chassis that resists dents, dings, and corrosion. Its chassis is designed to survive drops from heights of up to 122 cm (48 inches) and withstand up to 60 kg (132 pounds) of downward force, so users can spend less time worrying about accidentally causing damage to the Chromebook and more about the task at hand.
Its 14-inch Full HD touch IPS[vi] display is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass, so it resists scratches while providing smooth navigation. The vibrant visuals are rendered even more striking thanks to slim 6.1 mm (0.24 in) side bezels that give the device a 78% screen-to-body ratio. Additionally, an optional backlit keyboard boosts productivity in a range of lighting conditions and features concave keycaps that are comfortable to use, resulting in an overall better typing experience.
The device features a convertible design that can be opened a full 360-degrees, enabling its touchscreen display to be used for collaboration, sharing, presenting or typing in a variety of spaces and environments. It is available in three colors: Pure Silver, Steel Gray and Mist Green.
Latest Ports and Wi-Fi to Stay Connected
The new Chromebook has two USB Type-C ports, both supporting USB 3.2 Gen 1 (up to 5 Gbps), DisplayPort over USB-C, and USB charging. It also features two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, one featuring power-off charging, and a MicroSD card reader. Select models of the Acer Chromebook Spin 514 also feature an HDMI port for conveniently connecting to projectors during meetings and classes[vii].
The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 is the ideal device for staying in touch with colleagues, classmates and friends. Dual integrated stereo speakers are great for entertainment and video chats, while dual microphones effectively pinpoint sound to allow for clearer audio during video calls, when recording audio and video, and also to support the integrated Google Assistant. Dual-band Wi-Fi 5 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) with 2×2 MU-MIMO technology provides a fast and reliable wireless connection for more consistent streaming during video chats using the HD webcam. Also, Bluetooth 5.0 delivers a convenient means to connect to peripherals.
Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514
The Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 provides security, enterprise capabilities and cost savings, helping businesses manage devices at scale. Chromebook Enterprise unlocks the built-in business capabilities of Chrome OS and Acer Chromebooks by enabling IT to secure, orchestrate and power the cloud workforce. The offering also creates a secure and productive environment for cloud-based workers. IT departments will appreciate the comprehensive security features integrated into the Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514, and IT administrators will find it easy to control updates, configure apps, utilize extensions to increase browser functionality, update policies, and more with web-based management[viii].