While Acer Chromebooks might not be as widely available as the company’s Windows-based notebooks, the Taiwanese company is certainly still committed to the Chrome OS ecosystem. Today, Acer has announced yet another new Chromebook in the form of Acer Chromebook 13.
But it is not just another Chromebook though as the Acer Chromebook 13 is the first Chromebook to be powered by the NVIDIA Tegra K1.
As a comparison, Acer’s previous Chromebooks were powered by Intel processors. Through the NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, the Acer Chromebook 13 is harnessing the processor’s unique combination of four ARM Cortex-A15 and one battery-saver CPU cores alongside 192-cores GPU.
In addition to the processor, the new Acer Chromebook comes in two graphic resolution options for its 13.3-inch display: 1920×1080 and 1366×768. In terms of memory, users are able to choose either 2GB or 4GB of RAM alongside storage options of 16GB or 32GB solid state drive.
With a thickness of 17.78 mm and weighing at 1.5kg, the Acer Chromebook 13’s battery is able to last up to 13 hours for the non-full HD model while the full HD variant maximum battery duration is claimed to be around 11 hours. Other features also included within the device are 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity with 2×2 MIMO antenna, two USB 3.0 ports, a HDMI port, a 720p webcam, a pair of stereo speakers, and a built-in microphone.
Depending on the configurations, the new Acer Chromebook 13 is priced from USD 299.99 (RM 960) to USD 379.99 (RM 1,215). As we doubt that Acer Malaysia will actually release this particular notebook into our market, you might want to head on to Amazon or BestBuy in US to pre-order your unit.