“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,” said James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business at Acer. “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.”
A Chromebook with a Large, Anti-Glare Display for Maximum Productivity
Acer’s new Chromebook comes with a large display and boosts productivity in a range of environments. The new Acer Chromebook 314 (CB314-1H/1HT) can be enjoyed in bright-light conditions thanks to their anti-glare displays that provide sharp and legible text as well as vivid, clear videos, and photos.
The Acer Chromebook 314’s large 14-inch display is available with up to a Full HD (1920 x 1080 resolution) display with IPS[i] technology and wide viewing angles in both touch and non-touch models. These lines have new designs with thin bezels surrounding the large displays, making the visuals even more vibrant and compelling.
Flexible, Fast Connectivity to Peripherals and Online
The new Acer Chromebooks include two USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1 ports – one on each side – for charging the Chromebook from the most convenient angle. The ports can also be used to charge the device as well as other products, transfer data quickly and connect to an HD display. In addition, the new Chromebooks each have two USB Type-C ports, two USB 3.1 ports and a MicroSD card reader for extra storage capacity.
All of the new Chromebooks feature a front-facing HD webcam for video chats and Google Hangouts. The convertible Acer Chromebook Spin 311 also has the option for a world-facing camera for capturing 1080p video.
Customers can stay connected to their network with Intel® Gigabit WiFi and a strategically placed 802.11ac wireless antenna with 2x2 MU-MIMO for a fast and reliable wireless connection. Additionally, Bluetooth 5.0 delivers a convenient wireless connection to peripherals.
Performance and Long Battery Life for All-Day Productivity, Fun
All four new Acer Chromebooks deliver solid all-day performance for access to multiple apps and tabs, video streaming and more. Customers can stay updated on social media, handle tasks for work and school, and shop online quickly and confidently using these devices with the latest dual-core Intel Celeron® N4000 or quad-core Intel Celeron N4100 processors. The Acer Chromebook 315 also offers the option for an Intel Pentium® Silver N5000 processor.
The Acer Chromebook 315 can be configured with up to 128 GB eMMC storage and up to 8 GB dual-channel SDRAM.
Acer Chromebook customers can be assured their devices will keep going during the day and well into the evening without having to recharge them. The Acer Chromebook 315 delivers day-to-night battery life lasting up to 12.5 hours1.
Cool, Quiet Designs
The new Acer Chromebooks all feature fanless designs that run quietly, making them great for shared spaces such as in a family room, library or coffee shop. They also have moisture- resistant touchpads to protect the device from unwanted dampness.
The Google Assistant Gets Things Done, Hands-Free
All four new Acer Chromebooks feature the Google Assistant[ii], which allows users to get more done faster and smarter, hands-free. With the Assistant, users can quickly send emails, find documents, listen to music, access their calendar, or control smart home devices, all without switching screens. All they need is to say “Hey Google” to get started.
Easy to Deploy, Manage, Keep Safe; Google Play™ Support
Acer Chromebooks support multiple user sign-on to keep data safe. Family members can share the system and log onto their unique accounts to ensure their projects. Gmail accounts and information are kept away from prying eyes, even if the Chromebook is damaged or stolen. Storage on Google Drive[iii] protects files, documents and photos safely in the cloud, and ensures that the most current version is always available. Chrome OS delivers fast boot times of about 8 seconds as well as heightened security through automatic updates to guard against ever-changing online threats, such as viruses and malware.
The new Acer Chromebooks will support Google Play at launch, so families will have access to Android and Chrome apps for entertainment, fun, learning and more.
Pricing and Availability
The Acer Chromebook 314 will be available in India from December 2019, starting at Rs 42,000.
Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via www.acer.co.in.
The new Acer Chromebook was unveiled today at the next@acer press event held in Berlin, where the company announced a range of new devices and solutions for gamers, creators, families, students and professionals.