Acer has announced two premium Chromebooks designed for business use – the Acer Chromebook Spin 13 and the Acer Chromebook 13. Both models feature an all-aluminium design and a full HD+ 13.5-inch display in a 3:2 aspect ratio. Both the Chromebooks are powered by 8th-gen Intel Core.
The convertible Chromebook Spin 13 has 360-degree hinges for use as a tablet, notebook, display, or in tent-mode. It comes with a Wacom stylus that can also be stored in the device slot. The Acer Chromebook 13 opts for the traditional notebook design for keyboard-heavy tasks.
The Chromebook Spin 13 and Chromebook 13 feature a 13.5-inch Full HD+ display with 2256x1504 resolution that supports wide 178-degree viewing angles. There’s a Corning Gorilla Glass protected touchpad that claims smooth navigation. Both the new models have USB 3.1 Type-C ports on each side, along with a USB 3.0 port and a microSD card reader. They also feature dual slot-antennas for 2x2 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2. Acer promises a battery life of up to 10 hours.
The Chromebook Spin 13 is powered by an 8th-gen Intel Core i5-8250U processor or Core i3-8130U processor. It offers up to 16GB LPDDR3 memory and up to 128GB of onboard eMMC storage. The Chromebook 13 processor options include an 8th-gen Intel Core i3-8130U, Intel Pentium 4415U or Intel Celeron 3865U. It comes with up to 16GB LPDDR3 memory and either 32GB or 64GB of onboard eMMC storage.
Both the models fully support Android apps via Google Play. Acer promises timely updates and multiple levels of security. Acer hasn’t announced the price for both the models, but expect the price tags to put these two right up with Windows-powered ultrabooks....