Chromebook Spin 513 and Chromebook Enterprise Spin 513 are the first Acer computers based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c platform

Acer unveiled its first Chromebooks on Saturdays on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c platform : these are the Chromebook Spin 513 (CP513-1H / CP513-1HL) and Chromebook Enterprise Spin 513 models . The new models are characterized by an ultra-portable design and by their fast and efficient performance, with high autonomy and optional 4G LTE connectivity. Additionally, Acer unveiled the Chromebox CX14 and the Acer Halo Smart Speaker .

James Lin , General Manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business of the company said, for the occasion:

Acer is thrilled to bring to market its first Chromebooks based on the Snapdragon ™ 7c platform, with the performance and efficiency needed to make the most of the great benefits of Chrome.

In this period in which employees and students work and study remotely, Acer offers solutions that meet their needs: Chromebooks, powerful to tackle daily tasks thanks to the autonomy of a whole day and secure cellular connectivity everywhere. .

Acer Chromebook Spin 513

Acer Chromebook Spin 513 is equipped with the Snapdragon 7c platform with Qualcomm Kryo 468 8nm octa-core CPU that ensures excellent multitasking performance, with improved system responsiveness. The excellent quality of graphics performance is ensured by the integrated Qualcomm Adreno 618 graphics , particularly suitable for playing online and streaming video. The autonomy is equal to 14 hours, thus ensuring operation for a whole day of work or study. 4G LTE connectivity is optional and ensures users can access the Internet without worrying about the Wi-Fi connection. Wi-Fi connectivity is still present and is 802.11ac type with 2 × 2 MIMO technology.

The Acer Chromebook Spin 513 boasts a durable and stylish aluminum outer shell , as well as a Corning Gorilla glass display and touchpad that resist shocks and scratches. Additionally, the ultra-thin bezels allow for a 78% screen-to-body ratio, which keeps the focus on the 13.3-inch IPS 2 full HD touchscreen display . Chromebook Spin 513 has a weight of just 1.2 kg , for a thickness of 15.55 mm. The dimensions are almost identical to those of a normal sheet of A4 type paper. This model comes with up to 8GB of LPDDR4X SDRAM and up to 128GB of storageand also has an optional backlit keyboard, which aids productivity in a wide range of lighting conditions. A pair of hinges that rotate 360 ​​degrees gives users four modes of use: clamshell, tablet style, display only, and curtain mode for presentations.

Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 513

The Enterprise model is primarily intended for enterprise and large-scale device management . Among the most relevant details, the form factory and the enterprise features of Chrome OS are able to create a safe and productive environment, in which employees can operate regardless of where they are. The security features built into Chromebook Enterprise will be appreciated by both IT departments and IT administrators , who will find it incredibly convenient to be able to check for updates, configure apps and extensions and policies with web-based management.

Chromebook Enterprise Spin 513 boasts zero-touch enrollment , whereby IT departments can automatically connect the Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 513 to the corporate infrastructure when the user connects to the Internet. Chrome OS simplifies the process of deploying, managing and supporting your cloud workforce, ultimately increasing uptime and reducing total cost of ownership (TCO).

Chromebox CX14

Acer also unveiled the Chromebox CX14 which turns out to be a compact solution with multiple connectivity options ; a great choice for labs and classrooms, for families and small businesses. The new Chromebox can be purchased with the Chrome Enterprise Upgrade. The CX14’s design saves space by including everything needed to deliver a fast and powerful Chrome experience . This computer is equipped with Intel Core i7 up to 10th generation processor. Chromebox CXI4 is equipped with all the ports needed to connect to multiple displays and peripherals. It has up to five USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, plus one USB 3.2 Type-C and two HDMI ports . The device also hasIntel Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and an RJ45 port for fast internet connection, both wired and wireless. Chromebox CXI4 installation is simple: it can be attached to the back of a monitor using the optional VESA mounting kit , or positioned independently and secured with a Kensington lock.

Acer Halo Smart Speaker

Finally, the new Acer Halo Smart Speaker is presented as an elegant and customizable device , designed to integrate or stand out in any environment. The compact size allows you to place it anywhere. Acer Halo Smart Speaker is equipped with customizable RGB lighting and is able to synchronize with the music to create the right mood. As one of the first Google Assistant compatible smart speakers to feature DTS sound , Smart Speaker Halo delivers rich, high-quality sound, spread across 360 degrees. An optional LED display allows you to check the time or get information about the weather and Google Assistant is integrated: with a simple “Hey Google ”Halo will activate to play music, podcasts, news and will be able to answer specific questions from the user.

Availability and prices

  • Acer Chromebook Spin 513 (CP513-1H) will be available in Italy in January 2021, with prices starting from 429 euros.
  • Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 513 will be available in Italy in February 2021, with prices starting from 699 euros.
  • Acer Chromebox CXI4 will be available in Italy in the first quarter of 2021, with prices starting from 569 euros.
  • Acer Chromebox Enterprise CXI4 will be available in Italy in the first quarter of 2021, with prices starting from 639 euros.
  • The Acer Halo Smart Speaker will be available in Italy in December, with prices starting from 119 euros.

At the bottom of the news you can see some images of the Chromebook Spin 513 . Before saying goodbye, we remind you that in the summer Acer has expanded the Predator gaming department , including the Predator Triton 500 and Nitro 5 gaming notebooks .

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