‘Spice-less’ as in they’re fairly vanilla
Scorching off the heels of its “Massive Chungus” Chromebook replace, Acer is pushing out extra books of Chrome for the autumn season… effectively, at the very least in Europe — North America will likely be fortunate to see a few of these in time for Christmas.
The Chromebook Spin 314 is the entry-level providing of the group, coming with a 14″ show at both 768p or 1080p that may be positioned in almost any orientation from its hinge. For horsepower, clients will have the ability to choose from Intel Celeron N4500/N5100 or Pentium Silver N6000 processors, LPDDR4X RAM of as much as 8GB, and storage of as much as 128GB (expandable by microSD). Stocked with stereo audio system, twin mics, DTS audio, 2×2 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi 6, USB 3.2 ports (one Sort-C, two Sort-A), an HDMI port, and a 10-hour battery, this 3.4-lb. laptop computer will likely be accessible in Europe this month from €449 and in North America subsequent month for $500 and up.
Taking a step additional, the Chromebook 514 is considerably of a black sheep within the lineup because it comes with MediaTek’s new octa-core Kompanio 828 CPU — touted to quick cost to 50% in half-hour and ship as much as 15 hours of blended use. It comes with a 14″ 1080p show (contact non-obligatory) with as much as 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage (plus microSD). Different facilities embody a Corning Gorilla Glass-protected trackpad, a backlit keyboard, a number of Sort-C ports, and Wi-Fi 6. EMEA areas will see the 514 subsequent month beginning at €399 whereas North America will get it in December for $400.
Inching even larger, we have the Chromebook 515 (additionally accessible in our favourite taste of Enterprise), outfitted with the total vary of Eleventh-gen Intel Core processors — although the bottom mannequin will characteristic a Pentium Gold 7505 — and raised reminiscence ceilings of as much as 16GB of RAM and 512GB of PCIe inner storage. There are three tiers of show (plain LCD, IPS, and touch-enabled), however they’re all 15.6″ at 1080p. The characteristic package deal features a webcam shutter, two USB 3.2 Sort-C ports, and a MIL-STD 810H score for sturdiness. In EMEA areas, the 515 is offered this month with the usual model ranging from €499 and the Chromebook Enterprise 515 going for at the very least €799. In North America, solely the enterprise model will turn out to be accessible starting in January for $650.
On the prime of the pile, we have the Chromebook Spin 514 and its enterprise variant. The 14″ 1080p IPS show comes with contact help normal with a screen-to-bezel ratio of 84%. A lot of the Chromebook 515’s spec sheet is shared with this one (minus the Pentium Gold 7505 CPU possibility), together with the MIL-STD 810H score and twin Sort-C ports. The one improve you would possibly or won’t care about right here will be the FHD-quality webcam. As soon as once more, EMEA areas will get first draw this month with the Spin 514 beginning at €799 and €1,049 for the enterprise model. The Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 will arrive first to North America in December from $900 earlier than basic fashions exit in January for $700 and up.
At this worth, why would not you purchase one?
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