Acer's Chromebook Spin 514

Acer introduces AMD-powered Chromebook Spin 514

By equipping its Chromebook with semiconductor company AMD, Acer hopes to provide a device that could work like a workhorse that can hurdle demanding jobs.

Acer Chromebook Spin 514 runs on the new AMD Ryzen 3000 C-Series Mobile Processors and AMD Radeon graphics.

“The pairing of AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors with a durable design makes the new Acer Chromebook Spin 514 an excellent choice for users that need to get work done at home,” said James Lin, general manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc.

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The Chromebook Spin 514 also includes AMD Radeon Graphics for “enhanced gameplay, streaming, and content creation.” Models with AMD Ryzen 7 3700C or Ryzen 5 3500C quad-core processors will come with built-in AMD Radeon Vega Mobile Graphics.

“Users will be blown away by the new level of responsiveness and performance provided by the Acer Chromebook Spin 514 with AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors,” Lih said. “Plus, the Ryzen 7 3700C Processor offers the best graphics available in an AMD-powered Chromebook, so our customers can take advantage of the growing range of apps and extensions to tackle even more challenging projects.”

The Acer Chromebook Spin 514’s chassis is made of anodized, sandblasted aluminum and features a diamond-cut pattern on the top cover and touchpad. Acer assures that the device delivers “military-grade durability” and has a reinforced metal chassis that resists dents, dings, and corrosion. Its chassis is designed to survive drops from heights of up to 122 cm (48 inches) and withstand up to 60 kg (132 pounds) of downward force.

Its 14-inch Full HD touch IPS display is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass, so it resists scratches while providing smooth navigation. The device has a 78% screen-to-body ratio and slim at 6.1 millimeters (0.24 inches) side bezels. It features a convertible design that can be opened a full 360-degrees, enabling its touchscreen display to be used for collaboration, sharing, presenting, or typing in a variety of spaces and environments. It is available in three colors: Pure Silver, Steel Gray, and Mist Green.

The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 (CP514-1H) will be available in North America in February starting at $479.99; and in EMEA in March 2021, starting at €529.

Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514

The Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 provides security, enterprise capabilities, and cost savings, helping businesses manage devices at scale. Chromebook Enterprise unlocks the built-in business capabilities of Chrome OS and Acer Chromebooks by enabling IT to secure, orchestrate, and power the cloud workforce. The offering also creates a secure and productive environment for cloud-based workers. IT departments will appreciate the comprehensive security features integrated into the Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514, and IT administrators will find it easy to control updates, configure apps, utilize extensions to increase browser functionality, update policies, and more with web-based management[8].

With zero-touch enrollment, IT departments can drop ship the Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 to end-users — the device will automatically enroll into enterprise administration as soon as the end-user connects to the internet. Chrome OS simplifies the process of deploying, managing, and powering a cloud workforce, ultimately increasing uptime and reducing total cost of ownership (TCO).

The Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 comes with up to 16 GB DDR4 DRAM and up to 256 GB of fast PCIe NVMe SSD storage. It will be available in North America in March starting at 749.99; and in EMEA in March 2021, starting at €799.

Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region.