Acer Chromebook Spin 514 with AMD chips unveiled

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Mumbai: Acer unveiled first Chromebook Spin 514 (CP514-1H/ CP514-HH) with new AMD Ryzen 3000 C-Series Mobile Processors and AMD Radeon graphics.

Besides, Acer will also offer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 (CP514-1W/ CP514-WH) models with the latest AMD Ryzen 3000 C-Series Mobile Processor to offer Chrome OS’ business capabilities.

“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, GM – 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,” added Lin.

“Plus, the Ryzen 7 3700C Processor offers the best graphics available in an AMD-powered Chromebook,” informed Lin.

Powered to Perform with AMD Processors
The Chromebook Spin 514 is Acer’s first to utilize the latest AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors series. Based on the powerful “Zen” architecture, the AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors offers consistent responsiveness, fast boot times and long battery life.

The company claimed that everything is fast on the new Chromebook from streaming content, utilizing multiple apps simultaneously to 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 new Chromebook also includes the new 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.

It is very mobile due to its lightweight of 1.55 kg (3.42 lbs) 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.

Convertible Design with Military-Grade Durability
The Acer Chromebook Spin 514’s sleek chassis is made of anodized, sandblasted aluminium and features a stylish diamond-cut pattern on the top cover and touchpad. It not only looks great, but it’s also incredibly durable.

The device has military-grade durability (U.S. MIL-STD 810H compliant) with 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 display comes with Corning Gorilla Glass, so it resists scratches while providing smooth navigation. The vibrant visuals with 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 colours: pure silver, steel grey 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 comes with 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.

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.

With zero-touch enrollment, IT departments can drop ship the Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 to end-users – the device will automatically enrol into enterprise administration as soon as the end-user connects to the internet.

Chrome OS simplifies the process of deploying, managing and powering a cloud workforce, ultimately increasing uptime and reducing total cost of ownership (TCO). It comes with up to 16 GB DDR4 DRAM and up to 256 GB of fast PCIe NVMe SSD storage.

App Support
The new Acer Chromebook Spin 514 and Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 both support apps via Google Play and web-based apps, so customers will have access to all the apps they love for productivity, creativity, services and more.

Price and Availability
The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 (CP514-1H) will be available in North America in February starting at $479.99; and in EMEA in March 2021, starting at € 529.

The Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 (CP514-1WH) will be available in North America in March starting at $749.99; and in EMEA in March 2021, starting at €799.

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