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August 11, 2014

Acer announce Chromebook 13, Three Tegra K1-powered

Acer_CH13-3Acer is expanding on its Chromebook lineup today with a new ARM-powered option that’s the first Chromebook to make use of NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 processor. The Acer Chromebook 13 is the second Chromebook from the manufacturer, but is distinctly different from the popular Intel-powered C720 model released last year.

Which I have been writing all my articles on since I bought one, and very pleased with it, I must say. So much so that I will be upgrading to the Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311-T1UU, if and when it becomes available in the UK.

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Although it isn’t equipped with a touchscreen it does offer solid specs at a good price and as the name would suggest this is a 13-inch laptop.

Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311-T9B0

  • 1920×1080 display
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB solid state hard drive
  • $299.99

Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311-T1UU

  • 1920×1080 display
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32GB solid state hard drive
  • $399.99

Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311-T7NN

  • 1366×768 display
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB solid state hard drive
  • $279.99

Acer is claiming 13 hours of battery life on the 1366 x 768 model and a solid 11 hours of life on the 1920 x 1080p models, which is impressive if it holds up in real-world use. The ARM-powered Samsung Chromebook 2 claimed battery life of 8.5 hours and came up short by roughly 30-40 percent, so we’ll have to spend more time with this one to see how it holds up.

All models of the Acer Chromebook 13 are available for pre-order starting today from Amazon USA and BestBuy and will be shipping in the first week of September.

We are hoping that Europe will see them in store around the same time. No UK price or actual release date yet but as soon as we have we’ll let you know.

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Dave Thornton

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Been involved in technology for many years, more than I care to remember. Live in Dundee, Scotland. I like Android, Windows Phone OS, BlackBerry OS and iOS, and love writing about all things techie. Currently have a Honor 6+, Elephone P6000, Nexus 5, Chrombook C720, HTC One M7, Nokia Lumina 625, Microsoft Lumia 435, Blackberry Q10, HTC Hero and iPad mini