Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook 2 and Acer Chromebook Spin 514 vs. the competition


Although Chromebooks have been widely adopted by schools for their low cost and ease of use, it has been an uphill battle to get other laptop users to take them seriously. However, the last few years have seen a lot of high-end Chromebooks with better specs and more premium designs, and 2021 will continue this trend thanks to Samsung. Galaxy 2 Chromebook and Acer Chromebook Spin 514. Both announced today, they feature sleek profiles with more powerful innards – but how do they fare compared to models already on the market? We’ve lined up the Galaxy Chromebook 2 and Spin 514 against ASUS ‘Flip C436 and Google’s Pixelbook Go, so you can see if a Chrome OS machine is the right choice for you this year.

Samsung Galaxy 2 Chromebook

Acer Spin 514 CP514-1H Chromebook

ASUS Chromebook Flip C436

Google Pixelbook Go

Price

begins to $ 550

$ 480

begins to $ 800

begins to $ 649

Dimensions

304.8 x 203.2 x 13.97 mm (12 x 8 x 0.55 inch)

322.6 x 225.5 x 17.35 mm (12.7 x 8.88 x 0.68 inch)

319 x 205 x 13.7 mm (12.56 x 8.07 x 0.54 inch)

311 x 206.3 x 13.4 mm (12.2 x 8.1 x 0.5 inches)

Weight

1.23 kg (2.71 lbs)

1.55 kg (3.42 lbs)

1.14 kg (2.51 lbs)

1.06 kg (2.3 lbs) / 1.09 kg (2.4 lbs)

Pin up

13.3 inch QLED touchscreen

14 inch IPS LCD touch screen

14 inch IPS LCD touch screen

13.3 inch LCD touchscreen /
13.3 inch molecular screen

Resolution

1,920 x 1,080

1,920 x 1,080

1,920 x 1,080

1,920 x 1,080 /
3 840 x 2 160

Processor

Intel Celeron 5205U /
Intel Core i3-10110U

AMD Ryzen 3000 C Series

Intel Core i5-10210U
Intel Core i3-10110U
Intel Core i7-10510U

Intel Core m3
Intel Core i5
Intel Core i7

Memory

4/8 GB

4/16 GB

8/16 GB

8/16 GB

Graphic

Intel UHD Graphics

AMD Radeon Vega mobile graphics

Intel UHD Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 515
Intel UHD Graphics

Storage room

64/128 GB

128 eMMC / 256 GB SSD

128/256/512 GB

64/128/256 GB

The ports

USB-C (x2), microSD

USB-C (x2), USB 3.2 (x2), microSD

USB-C (x2), microSD

USB-C (x2)

Wireless

802.11ax

802.11ac

802.11ax

802.11ac

Drums

45.5 Wh

Wh information not available, battery life up to 10 hours

42 Wh

47/56 Wh

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