Acer has just recently announced its latest entry into the bourgeoning Chromebook market – the Acer Chromebook – which is also the first Chromebook powered by Nvidia’s latest Tegra K1 mobile processor.
“The Acer Chromebook 13 is an ideal device for families who need a new or additional computer to share for school projects, research, entertainment and fun online,” said Sumit Agnihotry, Acer’s vice president of product marketing. “The display is large and vibrant, so everything from homework to video is incredibly crisp and detailed. Plus, up to 13 hours of battery life means families can use the device all day for work or school and not have to recharge it for nighttime activities like homework and watching movies.”
The Acer Chromebook 13, which uses a Tegra K1 that combines a 4-Plus-1 quad-core ARM Cortex A15 CPU with a 192-core Nvidia Kepler GPU, signifies the company’s first use of a 13.3-inch monitor which can come in either 1080p or 720p configurations (1920×1080 or 1366×768). 2/4GB of RAM, 802.11ac WiFi, and up to 13 hours of battery life. The Acer Chromebook 13 is equipped with two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, a 720p HD webcam, and two built-in stereo speakers and microphone.
The Acer Chromebook 13 is now available for pre-sale at select online retailers as well as the Acer Store. Acer is currently selling three configurations of the Chromebook 13 for consumers:
– The Acer Chromebook 13 (CB5-311-T9B0) has a 1920×1080 full HD display, 2GB of RAM, and a 16GB Solid State Drive. It is priced at only $299.99 and is available now for pre-sale at BestBuy.com.
– The Acer Chromebook 13 (CB5-311-T1UU) has a 1920×1080 full HD display, 4GB of RAM, and a 32GB Solid State Drive. It is priced at only $379.99 and is available now for pre-sale at Amazon.com and the Acer Store.
– The Acer Chromebook 13 (CB5-311-T7NN) has a 1366×768 display, 2GB of RAM, and a 16GB Solid State Drive. It is priced at only $279.99 and is available now for pre-sale at Amazon.com and the Acer Store.