Acer introduced the Chromebook Spin 514 (CP514-3H) portable computer. The novelty is equipped with a 14-inch display that opens 360 degrees and is built on the basis of the latest AMD Ryzen 5000C processors optimized for Chromebooks.
The base $600 laptop offers 8GB of dual-channel LPDDR4X RAM, a 128GB PCIe 3.0 NVMe SSD, and a dual-core Ryzen 3 5125C processor with four threads and up to 3GHz. However, the choice will also fall on quad-core Ryzen 3 5425C, six-core Ryzen 5 5625C and eight-core Ryzen 7 5825C.
The laptop received a 14-inch IPS touch display with a resolution of 1920 × 1080 pixels. It supports input not only with fingers but also with an electronic pen. The stylus is not included, but the novelty works with the Acer USI Active Stylus pen model or any other USI standard.
The laptop is mounted in an aluminum case, equipped with a webcam with a shutter and support for Full HD resolution, stereo speakers with DTS audio support, works with wireless standards Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2. The keyboard of the Acer Chromebook Spin 514 (CP514-3H) can optionally be equipped with a backlight. The touchpad and screen are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.
The set of external interfaces of the device consists of two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ports, one USB Type-A and one 3.5mm audio jack. The company will also offer an HDMI port on select configurations. The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 (CP514-3H) measures 322.6 x 224 x 17.4 mm and weighs 1.5 kg.
The laptop will also be available as an Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 (CP514-3H) version. Costs start at $900. A feature of this version is the presence of additional security features for corporate users. Both devices are expected to go on sale in the third quarter of this year.