Acer's new Chromebook Spin has a greater screen yet more limited battery life

  • 04-January-2022

  Acer declared that it's updating its current lineup of Chromebooks with three new gadgets at CES 2022, every one of which accompanies slight changes when contrasted with its predecessors. The different take 513 accompanies a 13.5-inch display, a redesign from the 13-inch screen that the recently released Spin 513 had. It trades the Snapdragon 7c Compute SC7180 in for the MediaTek Kompanio 1380, a new processor that likewise accompanies eight cores. Also like all Spin models, you can twist back the screen to involve the Chromebook as a tablet or stand it up on a flat surface in a tent-like position when watching videos. In any case, there is somewhat of a tradeoff with this new model — rather than the 13.5 hours of battery life that the past Spin 513 got, the new 513 will last only 10 hours on a full charge, a really huge downsize. The Spin 513 will go on sale for $599.99. The new Chromebook 315, which was first released in 2019, accompanied an AMD A-series processor and a noteworthy 15.6-inch display. The gadget was promoted as one of the first Chromebooks to accompany AMD silicon, however that changes with this recently declared Intel-based 315. It can either accompany the Intel Celeron dual-core N4500, Celeron quad-core N5100, or the Pentium Silver N600. The gadget additionally sports an OceanGlass touchpad, which Acer says is made with recycled plastic to accomplish a "glass-like texture," notwithstanding a wide-field-of-view HDR webcam. That is about the degree of significant changes that accompanies this new model, as it has a large 15.6-inch anti-glare display and 10 hours of battery life, very much like its predecessor. The Chromebook 315 will cost $299.99 upon release. Acer's new 314 Chromebook accompanies the equivalent $299.99 price tag as the 315 however has a 14-inch anti-glare touchscreen display. It likewise accompanies similar options for Intel-based processors, OceanGlass touchpad, and has 10 hours of battery life. Moreover, it has two built-in microphones with noise-reduction technology, alongside a webcam that should help diminish diverting lighting issues. While Acer's new Chromebooks will show up in North America in June of this current year, they'll become available in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa in April.

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