Acer Chromebook 13 is now official
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.