During an event last Wednesday (18), Acer introduced the new premium hardware with Chrome OS. According to the manufacturer, the Acer Chromebook Spin 714 and Acer Chromebook Tab 510 are models suitable for entertainment and for professionals who want to maintain high productivity while on the go.
“As new generations trust Chromebooks to do more in the connected world – whether for work or personal projects – Acer innovation will be the foundation for a productive and enjoyable experience,” said James Lane, general manager of Laptops and Business Products. Acer Information Technology.
Acer Chromebook Spin 714
The Acer Chromebook Spin 714 has emerged as the brand’s flagship premium Chromebook. The model uses 12th-generation Intel Core processors — even Core i7 chips — which contribute to performance in more hardware-intensive tasks, such as programming and video editing.
The device has a 14-inch touch screen with two resolution options: WQXGA (2560 x 1600 pixels) and WUXGA (1920 x 1200). With an aspect ratio of 16:10, the displays cover 100% of the sRGB color standard and are USI Pen compatible with 4,096 sensitivity levels.
To enhance your video calling experience, the Chromebook Spin 714 features an HD webcam with temporary noise reduction technology. Audio-wise, the model features a dual array of microphones and two speakers with DTS Audio.
In addition to the 360-degree hinge convertible design, the device uses a sturdy aluminum body with US MIL-STD 810H certification against drops and scratches. The electronic still offers Wi-Fi 6E connections, Bluetooth 5.2, an HDMI port, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, and an optional fingerprint reader.
According to Acer, the Chromebook Spin 714 has a battery life of up to 10 hours. The manufacturer also states that a quick charge of just 30 minutes guarantees up to four hours of use.
Acer Chromebook Tab 510
The Acer Chromebook Tab 510 is the right tablet for those who want the benefits of Chrome OS in a more portable format. The device is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 chipset, which supports 4G LTE network and Wi-Fi mobile internet connectivity.
The model uses a 10.1-inch HD IPS display with WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200) and an aspect ratio of 16:10. According to the brand, the touchscreen panel provides a more natural feel of writing on paper when using the USI stylus that is included in the box and has a dedicated slot in the body of the product.
For those who are always involved in video conferencing, the tablet has a 5-megapixel front camera. On the back, the device has an 8-megapixel sensor for photos and videos, which should be enough for scanning documents.
The Chromebook Tab 510 promises a rugged design and is MIL-STD 810H certified that protects you from drops up to 4 feet. Additionally, the model offers up to 11 hours of battery life on a single charge, according to Acer.
The Chromebook Spin 714 and Chromebook Tab 510 both have special editions for business users. According to Acer, the devices are using an enterprise version of Chrome OS that provides a broad experience with more features, greater data protection, and a focus on cloud-based applications.
Price and availability
The Acer Chromebook Spin 714 will arrive in North American markets in August with prices starting at $749.99 (about R$3712 in current direct conversion). In Europe, the model will be sold from 879 euros (4575 Brazilian reais).
Aimed at businesses, the Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 714 will also launch in August. Pricing for the device will start at $1,099.99 in North America and from €979 in Europe.
Finally, the Acer Chromebook Tab 510 will be available in North America in July. The tablet will arrive in stores with prices starting at $399.99 (R$979).
At the moment, there are no expectations for the launch of these products in Brazil.