We’ll be covering and catching up on IFA 2019 news for a few days here at Techaeris. On that note, Acer has announced four new Chromebooks at the annual event. All four feature Gigabit Wi-Fi and dual USB 3.1 Type-C ports.
“Today we’re offering four new Chromebooks in three sizes, so consumers can get the right Acer Chromebook with the display size, features and technology that fits their lifestyle needs. Chromebooks have moved far beyond their original promise of getting computer users online in a quick, secure and easy-to-manage way, now allowing customers to access apps that help with every aspect of their day from budgeting, staying in touch, having fun and taking care of life’s business.”James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business at Acer
Two of Acer’s newest Chromebooks feature larger, anti-glare IPS Full HD displays. The Chromebook 315 features a 15.6-inch display while the Chromebook 314 has a slightly smaller 14-inch screen. Both boast up to 12 1/2 hours of battery life. The Chromebook 315 also has a dedicated numeric keypad which is great for those who do accounting or other finance and small business related work.
Of course, portability is a key benefit of Chromebooks and the Acer Chromebook Spin 311 and Chromebook 311 both sport the standard 11.6-inch screens. While the 311 has a standard laptop design, the Spin 311 has a convertible 360-degree hinge with a touchscreen for use in tablet, notebook, display, and tent modes. The Spin 311 and 311 both have up to 10 hours of battery life.
As mentioned above, all four Chromebooks come with two USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1 ports. In addition, the Chromebooks also come with two USB-A 3.1 ports and a MicroSD card reader for extra storage. With dual-core Intel Celeron N4000 or quad-core Intel Celeron N4100 processors on board, the Chromebook 315 can also be configured with an Intel Pentium Silver N5000 processor. In addition, Google Assistant and Google Play support is also included with each model.
As far as storage and RAM, the four new Chromebooks can be configured as follows:
- Chromebook 315: Up to 128GB eMMC storage, up to 8GB dual-channel SDRAM
- Chromebook 314: Up to 64GB eMMC storage and 8GB dual-channel SDRAM
- Chromebook Spin 311: Up to 64GB eMMC storage and 8GB dual-channel SDRAM
- Chromebook 311: Up to 32GB eMMC storage and 4GB dual-channel SDRAM
The Acer Chromebook 315 starts at €329/US$279.99, the Chromebook 314 starts at €299/US$279.99, Chromebook Spin starts at €329/US$329.99, and the Chromebook 311 starts at €249/US$249.99. All four models will be available in EMEA in October and in North America in December.