As Chromebooks mature, device manufacturers have also begun to include a wide variety of components. This year, Acer is announcing its first AMD Ryan-based offering in the Chromebook Spin 514.
The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 comes with AMD Risen 3000 C-Series processor with Radon graphics. AMD announced back in September 2020 It was releasing a better processor for the Chromebook, and is the Ryzen 3000 C-Series. So far, there hasn’t been much talk about what Chromebook will get that processor upgrade, but it’s not surprising that Acer will come out with one. Was it only a matter of time!
Starting at just $ 480, Acer’s Chromebook Spin 514 is poised to be one of the better performing and more durable Chromebooks in its segment. That’s because it is An AMD Ryzen 7 is equipped with a 3700C CPU, which is a 4-core / 8-thread processor with 2.3 GHz base clock (4.0 GHz boost), 6 MB cache, 10 radon cores at 1400 MHz and 15W TDP. This is a giant move introduced by AMD for the A6 and A4 processors for the Chromebook at C6 2019.
It also has 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, and Acer says the Chromebook Spin 514 has “military-grade” durability for a sand-graded aluminum chassis (available in silver, gray and green), which is designed to resist drop-up. Tested for. Up to four feet.
The Acer also features a 1920 x 1080 IPS touchscreen with Gorilla Glass on the front, as well as a backlit keyboard and a somewhat less resumable but still serviceable HD webcam. However, Acer says that it has lowered the Chromebook Spin 514’s bezels to 6.1 mm, its screen-to-body ratio of 78% doesn’t make me as impressive.
The Chromebook Spin 514 has a good selection of ports, including two USB 3.2 Type-C ports (which support both video out and charging), a microSD card reader, and even an optional HDMI port on select models. You also get support for Bluetooth 5, dual stereo speakers and dual mixes for better handling video calls. Unfortunately, unlike many other new laptops to debut at CES 2021, the Chromebook Spin 514 will have to do with 802.11ac Wi-Fi instead of support for Wi-Fi 6.
Finally, thanks to a tight partnership with Google, along with standard Chrome OS stuff like support for running Android apps, the Chromebook Spin 514 is also Google Assistant Lab certified, so Google’s integrated AI assistant can handle your queries and orders. Must be able to understand better.
The standard Chromebook Spin 514 is slated for sale in North America starting in February at $ 480, with the higher Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 expected to be available in March at $ 780.
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