Acer announces new Chromebooks: a first 17-inch model
Acer today announces four new Chromebook lines in a wide range of shapes and designs, including the industry’s first 17-inch Chromebook, the Acer Chromebook 317. They all come with the latest technology and features to meet the needs of consumers, students, and business users.
“Since the introduction of Chromebooks 10 years ago, Acer has been a leader in expanding formats that encourage our users to create, learn, and do more,” said James Lin, Managing Director, Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “Today, we have reached another milestone by being the first Chromebook supplier to introduce a 17.3-inch model, the ideal size for users who work and learn at home.”
“Through our deep co-engineering efforts with Acer, the new Acer Chromebook Spin 713 represents an important step on our journey on the Intel Evo platform. As the first Chromebook on the Intel Evo platform with Thunderbolt 4, and offering new levels of performance, responsiveness and battery life, we are opening up new possibilities for better gaming, creations, and entertainment experiences that our customers will love ”, said Josh Newman, Vice President of Intel and Managing Director of Mobile Innovation, Client Computing Group.
Acer Chromebook 317: the industry’s first 17.3-inch Chromebook for Multitasking Masters
The new Acer Chromebook 317 (CB317-1H) provides users with all the workspace they need to enjoy content on streaming and be productive. The large 17.3-inch FHD screen features an anti-glare (“anti-glare”) coating and is surrounded by narrow bezels, offering vibrant visuals.
In addition, the large screen and optional webcam make group video chats and conference calls easier for remote workers and anyone who works or learns at home. Users who want an even more flexible workspace can choose a touch screen model.
The high-quality keyboard of the Acer Chromebook 317 (with optional backlight) and the large touchpad are complemented with an integrated numeric keypad that simplifies functions in accounting scenarios, filling out forms, and work centered on numbers. The keyboard is flanked by two full-sized, upright speakers that bring the content to life and add depth to the music.
Using the latest Intel Celeron and Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig +) processors, the Acer Chromebook 317 provides the performance and connectivity needed by students, businesses, and home users. In addition, it offers a battery with up to 10 hours of autonomy and has two full-function USB 3.2 Type-C ports, one on each side of the Chromebook, as well as other ports to ensure that users can connect devices and peripherals to streaming, fast downloads, more viewing options, and more.
Acer Chromebook Spin 713 and Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 713: Upgraded with 11th Generation Intel Core and Thunderbolt 4 Processors
The Acer Chromebook Spin 713 (CP713-3W) and the Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 713, the world’s first Chromebook with a platform validated by Intel Evo, are based on last year’s award-winning model, taking advantage of the latest 11 Core Intel i7 processors Generation to deliver cutting-edge Chromebook performance.
Praised for its premium design that combines an aluminum chassis with military durability (US MIL-STD 810H) in a convertible format, the updated model now features best-in-class connectivity through two USB Type-C ports complete with Thunderbolt 4 for transfer data, power supply, and video and audio sharing to external screens. In addition, the new Chromebooks now offer the option of a fingerprint reader, allowing more convenient logins for the user.
Chromebooks include a 13.5-inch VertiView screen (2256 × 1504 resolution) that gives users 18% more vertical space on the screen, which translates to less “scrolling”. These visuals are complemented by DTS Audio and a built-in smart amplifier for higher quality, distortion-free sound. At 1.37 kg in weight and 16.9 mm thick, the portable device boasts a convertible design that allows users to choose the right format for each job, be it portable, tablet, tent, or display mode – or any angle between them.
Hybrid workers working in multiple locations will enjoy the device’s fast-charging battery that offers 10 hours of use, or up to four hours on a 30-minute charge.
Two New 14-inch Chromebooks Satisfy All User Needs
Acer also debuts today two Chromebooks with 14-inch screens, a popular size that offers a balance of portability and productivity.
The Acer Chromebook 514 (CB514-1W / CB514-1WT) offers maximum power and performance, as well as a quick wake-up from sleep mode, using processors up to 11th Generation Intel Core. Students and home and business users alike can count on a Chromebook that lasts all day: The device’s fast-charging battery provides up to 10 hours of battery life.
The Chromebook also comes with a set of functional features including two full-function USB Type-C ports with Thunderbolt 4, a backlit keyboard, and an optional built-in fingerprint reader. It features a metallic top cover and a reinforced, streamlined design that provides MIL-STD 810H military-grade durability. The Corning Gorilla Glass touch panel provides smooth navigation and superior durability with resistance against scratches and corrosion. The Chromebook also includes Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig +).
The Acer Chromebook Enterprise 514 (CB514-1W / CB514-1WT) showcases the business capabilities of the Chrome operating system to provide users with a modern experience and devices that stay fast, have built-in security, can be quickly deployed, and reduce the total cost of the property. Acer Chromebook devices free IT departments from mundane administrative tasks, facilitate collaboration, and ensure access to data and applications for the cloud workforce.
This ultraportable Acer Chromebook 314 (CB314-2H / CB314-2HT) is designed for students who are looking for a Chromebook for classes, projects, and activities on the go. Weighing just 1.5 kg, the device provides day-to-day performance with its MediaTek MT8183 octa-core processor and a battery that provides up to 15 hours of autonomy. It provides immersive images with an IPS FHS screen up to 14 inches (1920 × 1080) surrounded by narrow 7.3 mm frames, making images even more vibrant. A touch screen option makes navigation even easier, while a fully functional USB-C port increases connectivity.
The new Acer Chromebooks support all apps through Google Play and web-based apps, so users will have access to all the apps they love for productivity, creativity, and more.
Pricing and Availability
The Acer Chromebook 317 (CB317-1H) will be available in EMEA in June with prices starting at € 399.
The Acer Chromebook Spin 713 (CP713-3W) will be available in EMEA in June with prices starting at € 769.
The Acer Chromebook 514 (CB514-1W) will be available in EMEA in August with prices starting at € 549.
The Acer Chromebook 314 (CB314-2H) will be available in EMEA in August with prices starting at € 329.