Acer Announces New PCs, Chromebooks –

Acer today announced new PCs and Chromebooks aimed at consumers, education, business, gaming, and creative professionals at its [email protected] event in New York. I hope to look at some of these devices in more detail in the future, and I will be speaking with some Acer executives later today as well as I’m at the event. But for now, here’s a quick rundown of what Acer has announced. Chromebooks for business. Acer announced two Chromebooks aimed at businesses, the Acer Chromebook 715 and Acer Chromebook 714, which are 15.6- and 14-inch premium laptops. (And appear to be very similar to the Acer Chromebook Spin convertible laptop that I reviewed in late 2018.) Both are all-aluminum designs that are based on 8th-generation Intel Core processors and feature Full HD displays and up to 12 hours of battery life. Both can be configured with 8 or 16 GB of RAM and 32, 64, or 128 GB of eMMC storage. Prices start at $500 for each, with availability in June. Aspire notebooks for consumers. Acer’s Aspire 3, 5, and 7 are being updated with up to 8th-generation Core i7 processors, dedicated graphics, and up to 16 GB of RAM. Prices start at $350 (Aspire 3), $380 (Aspire 5), and $1000 (Aspire 7), with availability beginning in June. Spin 3 convertible notebook for professionals. Acer’s new Spin 3 is a convertible notebook that’s powered by up to 8th-generation Intel Core processors, 1 TB of storage, and a 14-inch Full HD IPS touch display. It comes with a rechargeable Acer Active Pen and provides up to 12 hours of battery life and will ship in June at $500 and up. TravelMate P6 notebooks for businesses. This ultra-thin (0.6-inch), ultra-light (2.4 pound) business-class notebook provides both LTE and NFC connectivity, up to 20 hours of battery
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