It’s fitting that one of the first laptops announced at CES 2022 will be an Acer Chromebook, the latest in a long line of Google-powered laptops that have been among the most sought-after tech products in the new work. and learn from. era of the house. The Acer Chromebook Spin 513 (CP513-2H) boasts a distinctive and durable 2-in-1 design, MediaTek processing, and surprisingly robust ancillary features, making it a potentially attractive option for virtual learning. and online work.
Designed to deliver a day’s battery life and a higher level of durability than the average Chromebook, the new Spin 513 features a slim aluminum chassis that is more than rugged: it features MIL military grade durability ratings. -STD 810H. Whether you’re using it in the classroom or on the road, this 2-in-1 Chromebook should handle whatever throws at it.
With a 360 degree hinge, the Spin 513 has several modes of use.
With a deluxe aluminum chassis and reinforced 360-degree hinges, the Chromebook Spin 513 leans toward the higher end of the Chromebook spectrum, but it also has specs to match. The sleek 2-in-1 has 8 GB of DDR4 memory and 128 GB of local storage, which can be supplemented with a microSD card inserted in the included slot.
The Spin 513 features a MediaTek Kompanio 1380 processor, a new eight-core processor that promises fast performance and power efficiency for a day’s battery life. Acre estimates 10 hours of battery life on the slim system, which combines with the laptop’s 2.84-pound weight to provide great portability.
With a mix of ARM processing and an integrated graphics solution, the new processor is uniquely suited for multitasking and the kind of flexible use that a multimode laptop offers. Kompanio processors are designed to handle functions ranging from Wi-Fi management to HDR cameras, making them ideal for use in tablet and laptop mode.
The Chromebook also has a larger screen, with a 13.5-inch screen in 3: 2 aspect ratio, providing more vertical viewing space to read pages with less scrolling. With 18% more screen space than other 13-inch displays, the panel’s 2,256 by 1,504-pixel resolution should provide plenty of detail for web browsing and media streaming. And the design uses a slim 7.7-millimeter bezel, which keeps annoying bezels to a minimum.
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Acre Chromebook Spin 513 in laptop and tablet modes
Acer has also equipped the Chromebook Spin 513 with other handy features, such as DTS Audio and a pair of upward-facing speakers, as well as a pair of microphones for speaking clearly during video calls. A USB Type-C port can handle a range of modern peripherals and adapters, while Wi-Fi 6 offers fast networking.
There’s obviously a lot we still don’t know about the new Hybrid Chromebook, including its performance, but we do know it’s coming this summer. The Acer Chromebook Spin 513 (CP513-2H) goes on sale in June, retailing for $ 599.99.
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