Acer has unveiled their first Chromebook featuring AMD Ryzen 3000 C-Series mobile processors and AMD Radeon graphics, with the Zen-based processors ensuring "consistent responsiveness, fast boot times and long battery life." Models featuring the AMD Ryzen 7 3700C or Ryzen 5 3500C quad-core processors will come with built-in AMD Radeon Vega Mobile Graphics.
The thin-and-light laptop measures only 17.35mm thick and weighs a mere 1.55kg, yet boasts a battery life of up to 10 hours. It features 360° hinges and a 14" FHD touch IPS display covered with Corning Gorilla Glass.
The anodised sandblasted aluminium chassis is MIL-STD-810H certified, and is equipped with up to 16GB of DDR4 DRAM and up to 256GB of storage. It also features two USB Type-C ports, both supporting USB 3.2 Gen 1 (up to 5 Gbps), DisplayPort over USB-C, and USB charging.
In terms of connectivity, it has dual-band WiFi 5, and Bluetooth 5.0.
For power users, there's the Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514, which "unlocks the built-in business capabilities of Chrome OS and Acer Chromebooks by enabling IT to secure, orchestrate and power the cloud workforce." It comes with up to 16GB of DDR4 DRAM and up to 256GB of PCIe NVMe SSD storage.
Both models support apps via Google Play and web-based apps.
The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 (CP514-1H) will arrive in February and retail at US$479.99 (~RM1,942), whereas the Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 (CP514-1WH) will arrive a month later in March and retails for US$749.99 (~RM3,035).