Acer introduces new Chromebook Spin 713 based on Intel's Project Athena

Today, Acer announced a ton of new devices, including the new Enduro lineup of rugged laptops, a refreshed Swift 5, a myriad of gaming PCs, and new ConceptD PCs for creators. But if you're not looking for a Windows machine, the company also has a couple of Chromebooks being announced today.

The most notable of the devices is the Chromebook Spin 713, which is Acer's first laptop based on Intel's Project Athena specification, which means it's designed for mobile performance, with features such as instantly waking up from sleep. It comes with 10th-generation Intel Core processors, up to 16GB of RAM and 256GB of NVMe SSD storage. Meanwhile, the battery promises to last up to 10 hours.

The display on the Chromebook Spin 713 is 13.5 inches diagonnally hand it has a 2256 by 1504 resolution, making for a 3:2 aspect ratio. It's also an IPS display and it's covered by Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass, and so is the touchpad. The convertible should also be fairly durable, with MIL-STD-810G compliance and resistance to drops from up to 48 inches.

The Chromebook Spin 713 will also come in an enterprise variant, aptly named the Chromebook Enterprise Spin 713, which includes the Chrome Enterprise Upgrade. This should make it easier to deploy and manage multiple devices at scale.

Those looking for a cheaper offering can always go for the Chromebook Spin 311. The last two digits of the name indicate the screen size, so this one has an 11.6-inch display with HD resolution. It's powered by a MediaTek MT8183 chipset with eight cores, four Cortex-A73 and four Cortex-A53, and the battery promises to last up to 15 hours on a charge.

The Chromebook Spin 713 will arrive this month in the EMEA region starting at €699, and it will be available in North America in July starting at $629.99. The enterprise version will be available in August in both regions, starting at €899 in Europe and $1099 in the U.S. The Chromebook Spin 311 will also be available in Europe this month, starting at €299, and it will arrive in North America in July, starting at $259.99.

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