Acer announces an AMD Ryzen-powered Chromebook Spin 514

Today, Acer announced the Chromebook Spin 514, its first Chrome OS device to use AMD Ryzen processors. You might recall that back in September, AMD announced special Ryzen 3000 C-series chips that are specifically for Chromebooks. That's what's in the Spin 514. There's also a Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514, which is designed for Chrome OS business applications.

It's available with either a Ryzen 5 3500C or a Ryzen 7 3700C. Naturally, that comes with integrated Radeon graphics.

"The pairing of AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors with a durable design makes the new Acer Chromebook Spin 514 an excellent choice for users that need to get work done at home," said James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. "Users will be blown 2 away by the new level of responsiveness and performance provided by the Acer Chromebook Spin 514 with AMD Ryzen Mobile Processors. Plus, the Ryzen 7 3700C Processor offers the best graphics available in an AMD-powered Chromebook3, so our customers can take advantage of the growing range of apps and extensions to tackle even more challenging projects."

The Chromebook Spin 514 comes in at 3.42 pounds, and it promises to be durable, being MIL-STD-810H compliant. Apparently, it can handle 132 pounds of downward force. It has a 14-inch FHD touchscreen with a 78% screen-to-body ratio, along with 6.1mm side bezels.

As for ports, it has a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port with DisplayPort, and it has two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports. Also included is an HDMI port and a microSD slot. For the Enterprise model, you can get it with up to 16GB DDR4 DRAM and 256GB SSD storage.

The Chromebook Spin 514 is coming to North America in February starting at $479.99 and EMEA in March starting at €529. The Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 is coming to North America in March startoing at $749.99, and EMEA in March starting at €799.

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