Acer Chromebook Spin 713, 311 launched
Acer is launching a Project Athena compliant Chromebook, the Spin 713, and the cheaper variant, Spin 311.
The Acer Chromebook Spin 713 comes with a 13.5-inch VertiView IPS display with a 3:2 aspect ratio and a resolution of 2256 x 1504. It can be fully opened to a full 360-degrees and propped up in tent mode. Both the touch display and touchpad are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass as well.
Under the hood, it features a 10th generation Intel Core processor, paired with 16GB of DDR4 SDRAM and up to 256GB of PCIe NVMe SSD storage.
The Spin 713 is compliant with US MIL-STD 810G and is rated to survive drops from up to 48 inches and 60kg of downward force. Connectivity-wise, the Chromebook Spin 713 has two USB 3.1 Type-C ports, which support DisplayPort over USB-C, and USB charging. There’s also an HDMI port, USB 3.0, and MicroSD card reader. Wireless connections include dual-band WiFi 6 with 2×2 MU-MIMO support, and Bluetooth 5.0
There is also an Enterprise variant of the Spin 713, which includes the Chrome Enterprise Upgrade.
The budget-oriented Chromebook Spin 311, is instead powered by a MediaTek MT8183 processor, with a 15-hour rated battery, and slower WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 4.2 support.
The Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 713 will be available in North America and EMEA in August, for a starting price of USD 1,099 and EUR 899, respectively.
Meanwhile, both the Acer Chromebook Spin 713 and Chromebook Spin 311 will be available in North America and EMEA in June, for the following prices:
- Acer Chromebook Spin 713 – USD 629.99 / EUR 699
- Acer Chromebook Spin 311 – USD 259.99 / EUR 299