Acer has released its latest Chromebook offering, in which Chromebook Spin713 takes advantage of Intel’s Athena project to get the most out of Google’s operating system. It features a rugged, reinforced aluminum body, 360-degree hinges, and a 10th-generation Intel Core processor.
Chromebook Spin713 offers up to 16GB of DDR memory and up to 256GB of PCIe NVMe SSD storage. The display is a 13.5-inch, 3:2 touchscreen with a resolution of 2256 x 1504, an IPS panel and a gorilla glass top for durability, and Acer will also offer an antibacterial coating as an option.
In fact, being brutal is part of the overall appeal of the Chromebook Spin 713. For example, the robustness of mil-STD 810G standards means you can fall from four feet — or press it under 132 pounds without worrying about dents or corrosion. Despite the steeled chassis, it is 0.66 inches thick and weighs 3.02 pounds.
The hinges rotate 360 degrees, and there is a backlit keyboard and dual stereo speakers, as well as a dual microphone. The ports include two USB 3.1 Type-Cs, each with a charging and external display, an HDMI and USB 3.0 interface and a miniature SD card reader. Wireless options include WiFi 6 2 x 2 MU-MIMO and Bluetooth 5.0.
The Chromebook Spin713 has a battery life span of up to 10 hours, Acer said. Acer’s Chromebook Spin 713 will go on sale in July for $629.99.
Acer also released the Chromebook Spin 311 today, bringing more battery life and not compromising on the hinges, with a 11.6-inch touchscreen and 15 hours of battery life weighing 2.2 pounds. It still has an antibacterial gorilla glass-covered screen with a resolution of 1080p, but inside it uses a Mediatek MT8183 processor, supports WiFi 802.11ac MU-MIMO and Bluetooth 4.2. Acer’s Chromebook Spin 311 will go on sale in July for $259.99.