Acer unveils its first Chromebook with AMD’s latest Ryzen processors


The Spin 514 features a 14-inch Full HD IPS6 touchscreen covered with scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3. You can have up to 16 GB of DDR4 DRAM and 256 GB of storage in the machine. Meanwhile, after a brief hands-on time, we found the new keyboard to be very satisfying.

The Chromebook has two USB Type-C ports (which are DisplayPort compatible and can be used for charging), two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (one of which supports off charging), and a MicroSD card. Some variants also have an HDMI port. Other features of the Spin 514 include dual microphones, Google Assistant integration, HD webcam, dual-band WiFi 5, and Bluetooth 5.0 support.

The Spin 514 will be available in North America in February, starting at $ 480. It will arrive in Europe in March and the base model will cost € 529.

Enterprise versions of the Spin 514 include the Chrome Enterprise upgrade, in which the built-in professional features of Chrome OS are unlocked. These models will be available in both regions in March and start at $ 750 / € 799.

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