Acer launches Chromebook Spin 713 based on Intel’s Athena project
It also has a version for the corporate market called Chromebook Enterprise Spin 713
Acer this week announced its new Chromebook Spin 713 (CP713-2W). This new laptop from the company is based on the Intel Athena design specification and has a slimmer and lighter design without compromising performance. The Athena Project was unveiled by Intel during CES 2020 and basically aims to develop more advanced notebooks with the latest connectivity options.
The Chromebook Spin 713 has a 13.5-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 2256 x 1504 and protected with Gorilla Glass with a microbial coating. The touchpad of this hybrid notebook is also protected with Gorilla Glass and has the same type of coating. It comes equipped with a 10th generation Intel Core processor, up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM, PCI Express SSD with support for the NVMe protocol, and 256GB of storage capacity and battery with up to 10 hours of autonomy and support for fast recharging.
This model has MIL-STD 810G certification and a reinforced design that guarantees its durability and resistance. It can withstand falls of up to 122cm from height and impacts of up to 60kg. Because it is a hybrid model, it can be used as a notebook and also as a tablet.
The new Chromebook from Acer features stereo speakers, a backlit keyboard, is 16.8mm thick and weighs just 1.37kg. Connectivity options include two USB Type-C ports with support for USB 3.2 Gen1 (offers speeds up to 5 Gbps), DisplayPort over USB-C and USB recharge, an HDMI port, a USB 3.0 port, microSD card slot, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0.
According to Acer, the Chromebook Spin 713 will be available in North America in July with prices starting at $ 629.99 and in Europe, the Middle East and Asia still in June with prices starting at € 399.
In the case of the Chromebook Enterprise Spin 713, it comes with the Chrome Enterprise Upgrade included. Chrome Enterprise Upgrade is a solution that aims to help manage multiple devices in corporate environments. It is a good fit for a variety of business environments, including those where employees share devices and are mobile, such as the healthcare and retail sectors.
Both versions of the new Chromebook support running Android apps obtained through the Google Play Store. The Enterprise version will be available in North America in August with prices starting at $ 1,099. This version will also be available in Europe, the Middle East and Asia in August with prices starting at € 899.
In addition to the Chromebook Spin 713 and the Chromebook Enterprise Spin 713, Acer also announced a more affordable model for students, the Chromebook Spin 311 (CP311-3H). It is a hybrid notebook with 11.6-inch screen with HD resolution protected with Gorilla Glass and coated with microbes.
The Chromebook Spin 311 comes equipped with the MediaTek MT8183 chip with eight cores (4 x Cortex-A73 and 4 x Cortex-A53), battery life of up to 15 hours. Its compact size allows it to be carried inside the backpack without problems by students. This model has support for Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 4.2 and weighs just 1kg.
The Acer Chromebook Spin 311 will be available in North America in July with prices starting at $ 259.99 and in Europe, the Middle East and Asia still in June with prices starting at € 299.
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