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Acer Chromebook 13 is now official

Acer Chromebook 13 with NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor
Acer Chromebook 13
This new 13-inch Chrome OS-powered notebook has a NVIDIA Tegra K1 SoC under the hood and offers up to 13 hours of battery life on a charge.

Next to Samsung, Acer was one of the first two companies to announce a laptop loaded with Google's Chrome OS back in May 2011. The first Acer Chromebook began shipping in mid-June 2011, and now the Taiwanese company is the market leader of this segment. They launched their first Chromebook powered by a 4th generation Intel Core i3 processor a few weeks ago, while the Acer Chromebook 13 now becomes their first 13-inch portable running Chrome OS.

These are the four Acer Chromebook 13 configurations that should start shipping next month:

  • CB5-311-T9B0: 2 GB RAM, 16 GB SSD, Full HD display, $299.99 USD
  • CB5-311-T1UU: 4 GB RAM, 32 GB SSD, Full HD display, $379.99 USD
  • CB5-311-T7NN: 2 GB RAM, 16 GB SSD, 1,366X768 pixels display, $279.99 USD
  • Variant for OEMs & the education sector: 4 GB RAM, 16 GB SSD, 1,366X768 pixels display, $329.99 USD

All the configurations use a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra K1 SoC and weigh around 3.3 pounds. These 0.7-inch thick Chrome OS-powered notebooks offer a battery life between 11 hours and 13 hours and can be already pre-ordered from Amazon or BestBuy.

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-08-11 (Update: 2014-08-11)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.