Acer launches Chromebook Spin 15, Chromebook Spin 13 and Swift 5 laptops

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Taiwanese electronics company Acer has today launched its new range of gaming laptops, notebooks, Chromebooks at an event in New York. Among the products that were launched were Acer’s Chromebook Spin 15, Chromebook Spin 13 and Swift 5 laptops.  

The Acer Chromebook Spin 15 is claimed to be the first convertible Chromebook that features a 15.6-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) IPS touch display. The display of Acer’s Chromebook is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass and has support for 10-finger touch.

The Chromebook Spin 15 comes in three processor options. These include quad-core Intel Pentium N4200 processor, Intel Celeron N3450 processor and dual-core Intel Celeron N3350 processor.  It comes in two storage options – 4GB RAM/32GB onboard eMMC storage and 8GB RAM/64GB inbuilt eMMC storage. It is claimed to have a battery life that can last up to 13 hours. The laptop runs Google’s Chrome OS platform and has support for Android Google Play Store. The Chromebook Spin 15 comes with two USB 3.1 Type-C generation 1 ports, two USB 3.0 ports and a microSD card reader as connectivity options. The price of Acer Chromebook Spin 15 starts at $449 and it will be available in the US starting July.

Besides launching the Acer Chromebook Spin 15, the company also refreshed its Chromebook 15 model. The new version of the Chromebook 15 comes with the same 15.6-inch display and claims to offer up to 14 hours of battery life. It comes in three processor options including quad-core Intel Pentium N4200 processor, dual-core Intel Celeron N3350 processor and quad-core Intel Celeron N3450 processor. The Chromebook supports high-definition audio and will be available with up to 8MB dual-channel LPDDR4 memory. It also offers 64GB of inbuilt eMMC storage. The price of the new version of Chromebook starts at $349 and will be made available in US starting July. Both Chromebook Spin 15 and Chromebook 15 will be available in EMEA starting June.

Acer also launched its Chromebook Spin 13 and Chromebook 13, which is aimed at those who use laptops for business. Both Acer Chromebook Spin 13 and Chromebook 13 feature a 13.5-inch Full-HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 3:2. Both the Chromebooks come with an all-aluminium body and have USB 3.1 Type-C ports, USB 3.0 port, microSD card reader, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 as connectivity options.

The Chromebook Spin 13 is a convertible and comes with 360-degree hinges and a Wacom stylus.  It is powered by an 8th gen Intel Core i5-8250U processor or Core i3-8130U processor. Coming to RAM and storage, the Chromebook Spin 13 offers 16GB LPDDR3 RAM and up to 128GB of onboard eMMC storage. It is claimed to have a battery life of up to 10 hours.

Speaking of Acer Chromebook 13, it comes in three processor options —  8th gen Intel Core i3-8130U, Intel Pentium 4415U and Intel Celeron 3865U processor. It comes with 16GB LPDDR3 memory and 32GB/64GB of inbuilt eMMC storage. Acer has not as yet revealed the price and availability details of the two Chromebooks.

Another major product announced by Acer is its Swift 5 notebook. The notebook features a 15-inch display and is powered by latest Intel Core processors. Weighing even less than 1Kg, the laptop runs Windows 10. The notebook follows the current trend of thin bezels and comes with 87.6% screen-to-body ratio. The Swift 5 also comes with Acer Color Intelligence technology and Acer BluelightShield technology. While the former adjusts gamma and saturation in real-time, the latter adjusts the screen’s blue-light emission. Acer Swift 5 comes with Intel Wireless-AC 9560, USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 2 port, two USB 3.1 Type-A ports, an HDMI port, and an SD card reader. It offers 16GB of DDR4 memory and up to 1TB of SSD storage.

More details on specifications, pricing and availability will be shared by the company later.

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