Acer announces Chromebook 13 laptops, aims at unhappy businesses

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Finally, Acer has announced that all new Chromebook 13 and Chromebook Spin 13 laptops will hit the market this September. This announcement follows the recent Chromebook ad by Google, in which the search giant was mocking the leading operating systems like Windows 10 and macOS.

For the first time, Acer unveiled Chromebook 13 notebooks in May and now, the company has announced the price and the releasing month as well.

The all new Chromebook 13 and Chromebook Spin 13 will be made available to the commercial customers, starting from September. Majorly, Chromebook 13 notebooks eyes at the businesses whose employees rely on cloud-based services and are tired of macOS and Windows 10 and are looking to switch.

Both models sport an all-Aluminium body, 8GB LPDDR3 RAM, 32GB eMMC storage and a 13.5-inch, 2256 x 1504 IPS display with an aspect ratio of 3:2, and Gorilla Glass touchpad. Also, Acer says that all these models have a 10-hour battery life.

Acer Chromebook Spin 13

Chromebook 13 is priced at $650 and is built atop Intel 8th gen Core i3-8130U CPU. Also, there’s an expensive model with Core i5-8250U CPU with same RAM and storage, which starts at $750.

While on the other hand, Chromebook Spin 13 has 8th gen Core i3 and Core i5 variants. The Core i3 variant of Chromebook Spin 13 is priced at $750, while, the Core i5 variant with same memory and storage will cost you $100 more than what Core i3 variant costs.

There is also a larger Core i5 variant of Chromebook Spin 13 that offers 16GB LPDDR3 RAM and 128GB eMMC storage and costs about $950, which is quite close to Google’s own Pixelbook, currently priced at $999.

Chromebook Spin 13 laptops will have 360-degree hinge, a touchscreen display and a Wacom stylus (for pen input) that slides into its own slot. All the models will feature USB 3.1 Type-C port on each side, which can be used for different purposes like data transfer, or to connect to an extra display.