25 October 2018
Acer at IFA 2018 event in Berlin is launching many new products, including refreshed Swift laptops and a new Mixed Reality headset. Along with these products, Acer has also expanded its Chromebook range with a new model. The all-new Chromebook 514 features a 14-inch display and has smaller bezels. The display is a 1080p IPS panel and it also comes with the touchscreen option. This isn’t a convertible laptop that could lean completely back at a 360-degree angle.
The Chromebook 514 has a backlit keyboard and the trackpad is covered with Gorilla Glass protection. The laptop comes with USB-C port on either side; while the left port is used for charging, but either one can be picked up for data transfer as well. Data transfer over these two reversible ports is rated at up to 5GB per second. The laptop includes an HD-capable camera that resides above.
The battery of the Chromebook 514 will last a full 12 hours under normal use, according to Acer. On the left side of the laptop is a 3.5m headphone jack and SD card slot. The right-hand edge features a lock slot, so users can keep their device more physically secure. It runs Chrome OS and it will certainly be having the access to Android and Linux apps for added productivity.
In its press release, Acer hasn’t revealed the processor type, RAM size, and even the storage configuration.
The Acer Chromebook 514 laptop is available for $349 in the US and €349 in Europe. The laptop is likely to come in different configurations of memory and storage for different regions.