Acer’s next Chromebook is a 14 inch convertible with AMD Ryzen 5000

Brad Linder


Acer’s next Chromebook is a 14 inch convertible with AMD Ryzen 5000

The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 (CP514-3H) is a convertible Chromebook with a 14 inch full HD display, an AMD Ryzen 5000 series processor, and support for up to 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

It should be available in North America in the third quarter of 2022 with prices starting at $600.

While that makes the laptop a little on the pricy side by Chromebook standards, the new Acer Chromebook Spin 514 isn’t exactly an entry-level device.

The starting price is for a model with 8GB of dual-channel LPDDR4X memory, a 128GB PCIe Gen 3 NVMe SSD and an AMD Ryzen 3 5125C processor. But the Chromebook will also be available with Ryzen 3 5425C, Ryzen 5 5625C, and Ryzen 7 5825C processor options.

The notebook has a 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS LCD display, a 360-degee hinge, and support for pen and finger input. A pen isn’t included, but the Chromebook Spin 514 will work with an Acer USI Active Stylus or other USI compliant pens.

Other features include a full HD webcam with a privacy shutter, stereo upward-facing speakers with DTS Audio, WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 support, and a MIL-STD-810H tested case with aluminum top and bottom covers. There’s optional support for a backlit keyboard, but it doesn’t come standard. A glass-covered touchpad with Corning Gorilla Glass is standard though.

Ports include two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type0C ports, a USB Type-A port, and a headset jack. Acer says there’s also an HDMI port “on select models.”

The Chromebook Spin 514 (CP514-3H) measures 322.6 x 224 x 17.4mm (12.7″ x 8.8″ x 0.6″) and weighs 1.5 kg (3.3 pounds).

It will also be available as a Chromebook Enterprise device with prices starting at $900.

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