Acer Spin 514
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The new Acer Chromebook Spin 514 is the company’s first Chromebook featuring AMD Ryzen 3000 C-Series Mobile processors and AMD Radeon graphics.

According to Acer, the Spin 514 is “ideal” for streaming content. The AMD Ryzen 3000 C-Series Mobile processors and AMD Radeon graphics allow for responsive performance and long battery life. Essentially, the Ryzen 7 3700C Processor brings the best graphics ever featured in an AMD-powered Chromebook. This allows creators to use content creating applications and take on more taxing projects.

“This power combined with a durable, stylish design and long battery life make the Chromebook more than capable of handling all the applications consumers need as they work and learn from home,” Acer claims in a press release.

Spin 514 overview

The AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors are based on “Zen” architecture, which is key to ensuring the Chromebook’s responsiveness and boost times. According to Acer, thanks to the AMD processor, “everything is fast on the new Chromebook, whether streaming content, utilizing multiple apps simultaneously or running office productivity tools.”

As for the AMD Radeon Graphics, it should enhance the Chromebook’s gameplay, streaming and content creation. Also, models with AMD Ryzen 7 3700C or Ryzen 5 3500C quad-core processors will come with powerful AMD Radeon Vega Mobile Graphics built-in.

In total, the Chromebook Spin 514’s battery can last up to 10 hours and offers up to 16 GB DDR4 DRAM and up to 256 GB storage.

Build

The Acer Spin 514 is built with a chassis made of anodized, sandblasted aluminum. Also, in terms of durability, it’s reinforced with a metal chassis, which Acer claims resists dents, dings, and corrosion. Reportedly it can survive a drop of up to 122 cm and withstand up to 132 pounds of downward force. It’s 14-inch Full HD touch ISP display is covered in Corning Gorilla Glass as well.

Acer Spin 514 folded
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Additionally, the Chromebook Spin 514 weighs just 3.42 lbs and is 17.35 mm, making the device highly portable. It also features a convertible design, allowing it to be opened a full 360-degrees. As for ports, the Chromebook has two USB Type-C ports, both supporting ISB 3.2 Gen 1—up to 5 Gbps—DisplayPort over USB-C, and USB charging. Also, two USB 3.2 GEN 1 ports, one featuring power-off charging and a MicroSD card reader. A few select models of the Spin 514 feature an HDMI port.

Pricing and availability

The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 will be out this February starting at $479.

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