Hexbyte – Science and Tech
After unveiling its new Chrome OS business notebooks in May, Acer has finally announced when the laptops will hit the market — and how much they’ll cost. The new Chromebook 13 and Chromebook Spin 13 will be available for commercial customers starting in September. Both models feature an all-aluminum body, a 13.5-inch, 2256 x 1504 IPS display with 3:2 aspect ratio, and a Gorilla Glass touchpad.
Prices for the Chromebook 13, a traditional-style notebook, start at $649.99 for an Intel Core i3-powered entry configuration with 8GB of memory and 32GB of storage. For $100 more, customers can get an i5 processor. The Chromebook Spin 13 comes with a touchscreen and a 360-degree hinge so it can also be used as a tablet. The basic version, with an i3 processor, 8GB memory, and 64GB storage will be available for $749.99. The high-end configuration will cost $949.99, and comes with an i5, 16GB RAM, and 128GB storage.
With its new Chromebooks, Acer is targeting companies whose employees rely on cloud-based services. Compared to other Chromebooks, Acer’s new models are high-end when it comes to specs — and prices. Google’s own Pixelbook is currently available for $999, up from a recent sale price of $750.