Acer unveils its first Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Chromebook

Acer unveils its first Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c Chromebook


Acer has unveiled the ultra-compact laptop Chromebook Spin 513 based on Chrome OS. The novelty has a compact body, high performance and autonomy, as well as the ability to work in 4G LTE communication networks. But its key feature is that it is based on the Qualcomm ARM processor.

The novelty boasts a thin and reliable body. The top cover is made of aluminum, while the screen and touchpad are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. In the presence of a 13.3-inch display, made using IPS technology and supporting Full HD resolution. The display is framed by thin bezels, which gives the screen-to-body ratio of 78%.

The design has a pair of built-in microphones that provide high-quality sound during video conferences or when interacting with a voice assistant. Customers will be able to access a version of the device with a backlit keyboard, making it easy to interact with the Chromebook even in low light.

The hardware basis of the novelty is the computing platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 7c, built on the basis of an 8-nm processor with eight computing cores Kryo 468. An integrated Adreno 618 adapter is responsible for graphics processing. The laptop can carry up to 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and a storage capacity of up to 128 GB. According to the manufacturer, the Spin 513 is capable of operating without recharging for up to 14 hours.

The configuration is complemented by the 4G LTE module, which provides continuous access to the Network. Wireless connection is provided by Wi-Fi 802.11ac adapters supporting 2 × 2 MIMO technology and Bluetooth 5.0. In the presence of a pair of fully functional USB Type-C ports with support for USB 3.2 Gen 1, DisplayPort connection via USB-C and USB charging. In addition, a USB Type-A interface is provided. The Chromebook weighs just 1.2 kg and the case is 15.55 mm thick.

Note that Acer also introduced a version of the Chromebook Enterprise Spin 513, which differs from the base model by the presence of unlocked Chrome OS features that are aimed at ensuring the secure operation of corporate customers. In terms of availability and pricing, both versions of the device will go on sale early next year. The basic version of the Chromebook starts at € 429, while for the business segment you will have to pay at least € 699.

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