Acer on Friday unveiled the first Chromebook with AMD Ryzen 3000 C-Series Mobile Processors and AMD Radeon graphics. Named as the Acer Chromebook Spin 514, the device is prepared in two versions: CP514-1H and CP514-1WH (Enterprise version).
The newly arrived Chromebook Spin 514 features a 14-inch full HD IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. There’s a convertible design which lets it open a full 360-degrees. As for the connectivity options, there are two USB Type-C ports, a DisplayPort over USB-C, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports with one offering power-off charging, along with a microSD card reader. Additionally, few models of the Chromebook Spin 514 also offer an HDMI port.
Some other features include dual-integrated stereo speakers, dual microphones, Google Assistant, dual-band Wi-Fi 5 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) with 2×2 MU-MIMO technology, HD webcam, and Bluetooth 5.0.
“The Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 provides security, enterprise capabilities and cost savings, helping businesses manage devices at scale. Chromebook Enterprise unlocks the built-in business capabilities of Chrome OS and Acer Chromebooks by enabling IT to secure, orchestrate and power the cloud workforce. The offering also creates a secure and productive environment for cloud-based workers. IT departments will appreciate the comprehensive security features integrated into the Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514, and IT administrators will find it easy to control updates, configure apps, utilize extensions to increase browser functionality, update policies, and more with web-based management,” said Acer in its release.
“With zero-touch enrollment, IT departments can drop ship the Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 to end-users – the device will automatically enrol into enterprise administration as soon as the end-user connects to the internet. Chrome OS simplifies the process of deploying, managing and powering a cloud workforce, ultimately increasing uptime and reducing total cost of ownership (TCO).”
The Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 comes with up to 16 GB DDR4 DRAM and up to 256 GB of fast PCIe NVMe SSD storage.
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