Acer Chromebook Spin 512 and Acer Chromebook 512

  

Acer is launching the Chromebook 512 and Chromebook Spin 512 with 3:2 aspect ratio displays.  These two new Chrome OS devices feature 3:2 IPS display at 12-inches and 1366 x 912 resolution.

Ruggedness is a focus for both devices with U.S. MIL-STD 810G military standards allowing for drops from up to 48 inches thanks to a shock-absorbing bumper.  1ac Wi-Fi round out connectivity. Battery life is rated at 12 hours.

Acer Chromebook Spin 512

As the name suggest, the Acer Chromebook Spin 512 features a 360-degree hinge and Gorilla Glass with antimicrobial coating that allows for use in clamshell, tablet, display and tent modes. A Wacom electro-magnetic resonance (EMR) stylus is included and can be stowed away into the body of the notebook.  Other Spin 512-specific features include an 8 MP auto-focus world facing camera and an 88 degree wide-FOV HDR webcam.

The Spin 512 is powered by a quad-core Intel Pentium Silver N5000 or Celeron N4100 processor with 4-8GB and 32-64GB of storage.  The Acer Chromebook Spin 512 will start at $449.99

Acer Chromebook 512

Meanwhile, the Acer Chromebook 512 only features a 180-degree hinge that allows the screen to lay completely flat, but shares a similar design and specs. Touch and non-touch options are available.

The Chromebook 512 features only a dual-core Celeron N4000 chip. Ports include two USB-C, dual USB-A 3.0 ports, and headphone jack, while Bluetooth 5.0 and 802.

Additionally, it has been certified to leading toy safety standards: ASTM F963-16 and UL/IED 60950-1. A gutter system makes the keyboard spill-resistant, while the touchpad is moisture-resistant.  The Acer Chromebook 512 comes in at $329.99.

The information for this post was taken from an article by Abner Li in 9TO5Google, follow this link for the complete article and more details.

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