Acer America today announced the Acer Chromebook 13, the industry's first Chromebook powered by an NVIDIA Tegra K1 mobile processor and the company's first with a 13.3-inch display. The combination of additional real estate on the vibrant 13.3-inch display, industry-leading battery life of up to 13 hours, and a thin and light fanless design makes the Acer Chromebook 13 the ideal choice for customers who want additional screen real estate along with a portable and productivity-boosting design. The Acer Chromebook 13 is available in two options - one with a full HD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution and another model with a 1366 x 768 display. Here's more info:
The Acer Chromebook 13 uses the NVIDIA Tegra K1 4-Plus-1 quad-core ARM Cortex A15 CPU plus a third-generation battery-saver core to provide up to 13 hours of battery life. Tegra K1 uses an NVIDIA Kepler architecture-based GPU with 192 programmable GPGPU cores to process rich and detailed graphics.
Two Options Provide Choice of Full HD Display, Extra-Long Battery Life The Acer Chromebook 13's large 13.3-inch display comes in two models to give customer the options that fit their needs. The version with a full HD 1920 x 1080 display shows video in lifelike 1080p resolution and provides up to 11.5 hours of battery life. In addition, models will be available with a bright and crisp 1366 x 768 resolution display that provides even longer battery life of up to 13 hours. Both displays will have Acer ComfyView anti-glare panels that minimize light reflection that can cause eye fatigue. In addition, the Acer Chromebook 13's display provides rich colors and excellent contrast, while the large size helps accommodate the spacious keyboard that is both comfortable and maximizes productivity.
Designed with mobility in mind, the Acer Chromebook 13 has an incredibly thin and light design that measures only 0.71 inches thin and weighs only 3.31 pounds. In addition, the Acer Chromebook 13 is fanless, so the system is nearly silent while operating. The Acer Chromebook 13 keeps customers in touch and connected with 802.11ac WiFi, which provides speeds up to three times faster than 802.11n. Plus, the 2x2 MIMO antenna helps ensure reliable throughput.
Starts Quickly; Connects to Popular Devices The new Acer Chromebook 13 boots up in less than 10 seconds and resumes nearly instantly from sleep mode. This enables customers to more quickly enjoy the more than 30,000 free and paid apps, themes and extensions in the Chrome web store.
Customers will enjoy faster data transfers of photos and video with the Acer Chromebook 13's two USB 3.0 ports. Plus, streamed video and movies can be shared on a larger display or home TV using the Acer Chromebook 13's HDMI port. Video chats and Google Talk are all enhanced by the Chromebook's HD webcam that provides 720p HD audio/video recording as well as the two built-in stereo speakers and microphone.
Security is a key benefit of the Chrome operating system, as it's automatically updated to guard against ever-changing online threats. This is especially useful for families and schools who want to protect children.
Pricing and Availability
Several models are available now for pre-sale:
The Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311-T9B0 has the 1920x1080 full HD display, 2GB of memory and a fast 16GB Solid State Drive. It is priced at only $299.99 and is available now for pre-sale at BestBuy.com
The Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311-T1UU has a 1920x1080 full HD display, 4GB of memory and a fast 32GB Solid State Drive. It is priced at only $379.99 and is available now for pre-sale at Amazon.com
The Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311-T7NN has a 1366x768 display, 2GB of memory and a fast 16GB Solid State Drive. It is priced at only $279.99 and is available now for pre-sale at Amazon.com
Acer is also offering a configuration via resellers that will be sold to commercial and education customers. That model comes with a 1366x768 display, 4GB of memory, a fast 16GB Solid State Drive and will be priced at $329.99.