Acer Chromebook Spin 513 leads Chrome OS pack with extra-tall screen

Chris Burns - Jan 3, 2022, 11:00am CST
Acer Chromebook Spin 513 leads Chrome OS pack with extra-tall screen

Acer revealed several new Chromebook devices this week with impressive displays and top-tier capabilities. The Acer Chromebook Spin 513 leads the Acer Chrome OS collection at CES 2022 with a “VertiView” 13.5-inch display with a 3:2 aspect ratio. This device’s display panel has a thin 7.7mm (0.3in) set of side bezels and a whopping 2256 x 1504 pixel resolution for good measure.

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Acer revealed three new Chromebooks this week, and the Spin 513 is the smallest of the group. Despite its size, this machine is the star of the group thanks to its unique display and ability to spin back to tablet mode, and two other “modes” in between.

Acer Chromebook Spin 513

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This machine works with upward-facing speakers with DTS Audio, connects with Wi-Fi 6, and has a fully backlit keyboard. Despite its versatile hinge, this machine has a full military-grade MIL-STD 810H bit of durability to it. Under the hood you’ll find a MediaTek Kompanio 1380 processor, and a battery that Acer suggests will last “up to 10 hours” before it needs a charge.

This Acer Chromebook Spin 513 (CP513-2H) will have a price at around $600 USD at launch. This machine’s release will take place in June of 2022. The EMEA launch of this machine will take place in April of 2022, with a price at around 650 Euro.

Updated 314 and 315

The Acer Chromebook 314 is an updated version of the Chromebook 314 revealed in May of 2021. This new version has a 14-inch FHD IPS display with a fancy anti-glare coating and a standard sort of hinge (which does not fold ALL the way back like the Spin.)

Acer Chromebook 314

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The Acer Chromebook 315 released back in January of 2019 was the world’s first Chrome OS with AMD inside. This new Chromebook 315 (shown below) has a 15.6-inch FHD IPS display with the same anti-glare coating as the 314. The 315 has an optional touchscreen panel – you can buy it with a standard screen, or you can pay more for a touchscreen.

Acer Chromebook 315

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The Chromebook 315 is one of the most massive Chromebooks in the world today – so large that it has the space for a dedicated numeric keypad in its keyboard. Both the 314 and 315 both have Wi-Fi 6 connectivity capabilities and DTS Audio. The Chromebook 315 includes 2x USB-C ports as well as a dedicated MicroSD card reader.

The Acer Chromebook 315 (CB315-4H/T) will be released in North America in January of 2022 (this month) with a price at around $300 USD. It’ll appear in EMEA in late Q1 for around 400 Euro. The Acer Chromebook 314 (CB314-3H/T) will be released in North America in June 2022 for a price at around $300 as well. This device will be released in EMEA in April of 2022 for a price around 370 Euro.


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