Acer Announced Chromebook Spin 514, First AMD-Based Chromebook
Acer announced the new Chromebook model Chromebook Spin 514, which will delight those who prefer AMD hardware. Appealing to those who care more about mobility than ultra high performance, the laptop has a price tag that is fair. As CES 2021 approaches, product announcements of technology companies continue surfacing one by one. Finally, Taiwanese computer and hardware manufacturer Acer announced the new AMD Ryzen-based laptop, the Chromebook Spin 514, with a not bad price tag.
The Acer Chromebook Spin 514, which appeals to compact laptop lovers, can be used as both a classic laptop and a thick tablet. When fully folded outward, the Chromebook Spin 514 turns into a powerful 14-inch tablet. Offering a Full HD resolution and IPS panel on its 14-inch screen, the Chromebook Spin 514 has a touch screen as you can see from its tablet mode. Although the screen generally has thin bezels, it is possible to say that the bottom bezel of the screen is extremely thick.
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The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 has two processor options: AMD Ryzen 7 3700C and Ryzen 5 3500C. These processors are supported by AMD Radeon Vega GPU. The device, with up to 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of SSD, can offer up to 10 hours of use with a single charge. Chromebook Spin 514, which has MIL-STD 810H certification, can withstand up to 60 kilograms of downward force and falls from a height of 1 meter to a certain extent. The weight of the laptop, which has a thickness of 17.35 mm, is 1.55 kg.
The Chromebook Spin 514, which has 2 USB Type-C, 2 USB 3.2 Type-A, a MicroSD card reader and comes with Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 wireless connectivity, has a starting price of $ 479. The extent to which the Chromebook Spin 514, the first AMD-based Chromebook, will appeal to consumers will be revealed when it launches.