Acer has been incorporating AMD chips into its Chromebooks for several years, and the company has now refreshed the line with the latest Ryzen mobile processors. The first Acer Chromebook to use these processors was the Spin 514.
The laptop is available with a Ryzen 7 3700C or Ryzen 5 3500C processor, and there’s a built-in Radeon Vega graphics card. According to Acer, the Spin 514 offers up to 10 hours of battery life.
The Chromebook weighs 1.55 kilograms, and Acer promises MIL-STD 810H military durability, thanks to a reinforced aluminum body.
The Spin 514 has a 14-inch FullHD IPS display, covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Up to 16GB of DDR4 DRAM and 256GB of storage are available. Of the ports, there are two USB Type-C, two USB 3.2 Gen 1, and a microSD card reader. Some variants also have an HDMI port.
The Acer Spin 514 Chromebook will hit European markets from March, at a starting price of € 529 for the base model. There will also be a Chrome Enterprise Upgrade version for business users, priced at € 799.