IFA 2018: Acer announces Chromebook 514 with premium features, $349 price

IFA 2018: Acer announces Chromebook 514 with advanced features, $349 price tag

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Acer Chromebook 514

Adding to the list of Chromebook announcements as of this few days’s IFA trade show in Berlin, Acer is establishing the 514 Chromebook to become listed on new units from Dell and Lenovo. Like Dell’s brand new Inspiron Chromebook 14 and Lenovo’s Yoga Chromebook, Acer’s model is a “premium” Chromebook, with variations giving it less of a budget experience than the system is typically known for.

That is not to state the 514 is going to approach Google’s deluxe Pixelbook either in cost or performance. As an alternative, it seems to provide a somewhat sturdier construction for a somewhat higher price than its $199 rivals.

Including, instead of a plastic framework, the 514 is made from aluminum with only 6mm bezel. It comes down with a complete HD (1,920×1,080) 14-inch show as opposed to a lower-resolution screen, and features a touchpad made from Gorilla Glass. You also get a couple of modern USB-C harbors, including one with recharging abilities.

Acer has been stingy along with other specifications, nonetheless. While it is saying 12-hour electric battery life for the 514, it’sn’t revealed the processor managing that battery life (and/or RAM or storage quantities). Because of the $349 beginning cost, the 514 shouldn’t be likely to have a high-powered Intel Core Central Processing Unit such as the Pixelbook, but with the reduced expense requirements associated with Chrome OS, it generally does not necessarily want to.

Acer states you will have a touchscreen choice for the 514, which suggests several designs and perhaps a number of processor choices. We will discover more about the entire specs once the Chromebook continues sales the following month.

Posted at Sun, 02 Sep 2018 12:36:00 +0000