Four new Acer Chromebooks announced for work and school

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Yesterday at next@acer, Acer unveiled a slew of new products. We’re still catching up with everything announced. On that note, Acer announced four new Chromebooks with 14- and 15.6-inch screens that are suitable for school or work.

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The new Acer Chromebooks include two Chromebook Spin models and two 500-series models with Enterprise versions as well:

  • The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 (CP514-2H) and Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 combine a fan-less, convertible and durable design with advanced performance, leveraging 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors
  • The Acer Chromebook 515 (CB515-1W/T) and Acer Chromebook Enterprise 515 are the latest updates to the company’s best-selling 15.6-inch Chromebook line, featuring a premium design, advanced durability and the ultimate 11th Gen Intel® Core™ performance
  • The Acer Chromebook 514 (CB514-2H/T) leverages octa-core MediaTek Kompanio 828 processors and an ultraportable design to offer efficient on-the-go performance and up to 15 hours of battery life
  • The Acer Chromebook Spin 314 (CP314-1H/N) features a convertible design with a 14-inch FHD display, a wide port selection and an environmentally friendly OceanGlass™ touchpad

“Acer’s expansive line of Chromebooks means that we’re well-equipped to meet any sort of customer need — from display size, processors, durability, connectivity and more. Whether a customer needs a device for work, school or entertainment, we’ve got a Chromebook with exactly the features they’re looking for.”

James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc.

Chromebook Spin 514/Enterprise 514

The Acer Chromebook Spin 514/Enterprise 514 has a 14-inch FHD display and are powered by 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processors for maximum performance. With a convertible design, users can choose laptop, tablet, tent, or display mode. With today’s reliance on video conferencing, the Spin 514 also boasts an FHD MIPI webcam, dual upward-facing speakers, and dual microphones with a built-in smart amplifier for clearer audio.

The Acer Chromebook Spin 514
The Acer Chromebook Spin 514.

With MIL-STD 810H certification, these latest Chromebooks are durable and feature a reinforced design with aluminum top and bottom covers. Dual USB Type-C ports, a backlit keyboard, a Corning Gorilla Glass touchpad, and Intel Wi-Fi 6 round out some of the other features on these work-ready Chromebooks.

Full specifications of the Chromebook Spin 514/Enterprise 514 include:

  • Model: CP514-2H
  • Operating System: Chrome OS / Chrome OS with Chrome Enterprise Upgrade
  • Screen: 14″ Full HD (1920 X 1080) Multi-touch TFT IPS, Acer CineCrystal™
  • Processors: 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1180G7/i7-1160G7/i5-1140G7/i5-1130G7/i3-1110G4
  • Memory: Up to 16GB dual-channel LPDDR4X SDRAM
  • Graphics: Intel Iris Xe Graphics
  • Storage: Up to 512GB PCIe Gen 3 NVMe SSD
  • Battery Life: Up to 10 hours
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi 6 2×2 MIMO
  • Audio: DTS® Audio, Two stereo speakers with Smart Amplifier
  • Webcam: Full HD MIPI webcam
  • Dimensions: 321.5 x 209.7 x 16.9mm (12.7 x 8.88 x 0.68″)
  • Weight: 1.37kg (3.02lbs)

The Chromebook Spin 514 (CP514-2H) will be available in North America in January 2022 starting at US$699.99, and in EMEA in October starting at EUR 799. The Enterprise model will be available in North America in December starting at US$899.99, and in EMEA in October starting at EUR 1,049.

Chromebook 515/Enterprise 515

Also available in an Enterprise version, the Acer Chromebook 515 offers up a large, 15.6-inch FHD IPS display with optional multi-touch support. Like the Spin 514 models, users can configure the 515 with up to 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processors, up to 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD storage, up to 16GB of RAM, and Intel Iris Xe Graphics. Considering Chrome OS is pretty lightweight, there’s no reason these configurations will be able to handle just about anything you can throw at it in the workplace.

The Acer Chromebook 515
The Acer Chromebook 515.

Also MIL-STD 810H certified, the Chromebook 515 features two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C Ports with data transfer, power delivery, video, and audio support, Intel Wi-Fi 6, an HDMI port, and a microSD slot.

Full specifications of the Chromebook 515/Enterprise 515 include:

  • Model: CB515-1W / CB515-1WT
  • Operating System: Chrome OS / Chrome OS with Chrome Enterprise Upgrade
  • Screen: 15.6″ Full HD (1920 X 1080), Acer ComfyView™; 15.6″ Full HD (1920 X 1080) IPS, Acer ComfyView™; 15.6“ Full HD (1920 X 1080) 10-finger Multi-touch IPS, Acer ComfyView™
  • Processors: 11th Gen Intel Core i7-1180G7/i7-1165G7/i5–1145G7/i5-1135G7/i3-1115G4/Pentium Gold 7505
  • Memory: Up to 16GB dual-channel LPDDR4X SDRAM
  • Graphics: Intel Iris Xe Graphics (Core i5/i7 processors), Intel UHD Graphics (Pentium Gold/Core i3 processors)
  • Storage: Up to 512GB PCIe Gen 3 NVMe SSD
  • Battery Life: Up to 10 hours
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi 6 2×2 MIMO
  • Audio: DTS® Audio, Two stereo speakers with Smart Amplifier
  • Dimensions: 357.9 x 240.5 x 20.65/24.86mm (14.09 x 9.47 x 0.81/0.98″)
  • Weight: 1.7kg (3.75lbs)

The Chromebook 515 (CB515-1W/T) will be available in EMEA in October starting at EUR 499. The Enterprise version will be available in North America in January 2022 starting at US$649.99, and in EMEA in October starting at EUR 799.

Chromebook Spin 314

The Acer Chromebook Spin 314 adds the ability to use it in laptop, tent, tablet, or display mode. With a 14-inch FHD touchscreen display, up to 10-hour battery life, and Intel processors, this model also has a USB 3.2 Type-C port, two USB 3.2 Type-A ports, an HDMI port, a microSD slot, and Wi-Fi 6 for more connectivity and versatility.

The Acer Chromebook Spin 314
The Acer Chromebook Spin 314.

Full specifications of the Chromebook Spin 314 include:

  • Model: CP314-1H/CP314-1HN
  • Operating System: Chrome OS
  • Screen: 14.0″ HD (1366×768); 14.0″ display with IPS technology, Full HD (1920 X 1080), high-brightness, Acer CineCrystal™
  • Processors: Intel Pentium Silver N6000/Celeron N5100/Celeron N4500
  • Memory: Up to 8GB dual-channel LPDDR4X SDRAM
  • Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics
  • Storage: Up to 128GB eMMC
  • Battery Life: Up to 15hours
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi 6 2×2 MIMO
  • Audio: DTS® Audio, Two stereo speakers, Dual microphones
  • Dimensions: 326.4 x 227.5 x 19.8mm (12.85 x 8.96 x 0.78″)
  • Weight: 1.55kg (2.87lbs)

The Chromebook Spin 314 (CP314-1H/N) will be available in North America in November starting at US$499.99, and in EMEA in October starting at EUR 449.

Chromebook 514

For those looking for a more affordable Chromebook, the 14-inch Chromebook 514 is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Kompanio 828 processor and boasts up to 15 hours of battery life. Weighing 2.87lbs and a mere 0.66″ thick, this Chromebook has an aluminum lid to help protect against damage while on the go. Based on the size and battery life, this model would be a great choice for students.

The Acer Chromebook 514
The Acer Chromebook 514.

Full specifications of the Chromebook 514 include:

  • Model: CB514-2H/ CB514-2HT
  • Operating System: Chrome OS
  • Screen: 14.0″ display with IPS technology, Full HD (1920 X 1080), high-brightness, Acer ComfyView™; 14.0″ display with IPS technology, Full HD (1920 X 1080), high-brightness, Acer ComfyView™, 10-finger multi-touch
  • Processors: MediaTek Kompanio 828, Octa-Core CPU
  • Memory: Up to 8GB dual-channel LPDDR4X SDRAM
  • Graphics: Arm Mali-G57 MC5 penta-core GPU
  • Storage: Up to 128GB eMMC
  • Battery Life: Up to 15hours
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi 6 2×2 MIMO
  • Audio: DTS® Audio, Two stereo speakers, Dual microphones
  • Dimensions: 323.6 x 227.2 x 16.85mm (12.74 x 8.94 x 0.66″)
  • Weight: 1.3kg (2.87lbs)

The Chromebook 514 (CB514-2H/T) will be available in North America in December starting at US$399.99; and in EMEA in November starting at EUR 399.

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Last Updated on October 14, 2021.

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