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Acer Chromebook 317: World's first-ever 17-inch Chromebook is now official alongside the Chromebook 314

Acer has launched the world's first 17-inch Chromebook
Acer has launched the world's first 17-inch Chromebook (image via Acer)
Acer has launched Chromebook 317 and 314 with some interesting specs. The Chromebook 317 comes with a 17-inch screen and Intel processors, while the Chromebook 314 has a 14-inch screen and a MediaTek processor. Prices start at US$379 for the 317 and US$269 for the 314.
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Alongside its gaming laptops, desktops and monitor, Acer has also launched a couple of Chromebooks for business and educational purposes. The Acer Chromebook 317 (CB317-1H) is one of the larger Chromebooks on the market. On the other hand, the Acer Chromebook 314 (CB314-2H) is relatively more portable.

As its name somewhat suggests, the Acer Chromebook 317 ships with a colossal 17.3-inch FHD screen that supports touch inputs. The webcam is optional and needs to be added separately for some reason. Its keyboard comes with a Numpad, which is somewhat of a rarity in many notebooks. Under the hood, Acer Chromebook 317 packs new Intel Celeron processors. Acer hasn't mentioned the exact model, but it could be the newest Tiger Lake-based Intel Celeron 6305E or Celeron 6305. Connectivity options on the Acer Chromebook 317 include Wi-Fi 6, two USB Type-C Gen3.2 ports, two USB Type-A ports, a micro SD card reader and a 3.5mm audio jack.

As the cheaper alternative, some of the Acer Chromebook 314's specifications are a tad watered down. For starters, the Chromebook features a 14.4-inch FHD touch-enabled screen. A MediaTek MT8183 chipset with four ARM Cortex-A73 cores, four Cortex-A53 cores, and a Mali-G72 GPU powers the Chromebook. It is one of MediaTek's newer offer designed explicitly for low-power notebooks.Connectivity options are limited to one USB Type-A port, two USB Type-C ports and a 3.6mm audio jack. 

The Acer Chromebook 317 (CB317-1H) hit shelves worldwide in June. It will cost US$379 in North America and EUR 399 (US$486) elsewhere. Similarly, the Acer Chromebook 314 (CB314-2H) will be available in North America in July for US$269. Global availability will commence in August, starting at EUR 329 (US$401).

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Acer Chromebook 314 (image via Acer)
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Acer Chromebook 317 (image via Acer)
Acer Chromebook 317 (image via Acer)
Acer Chromebook 317 (image via Acer)
Acer Chromebook 317 (image via Acer)
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Anil Ganti, 2021-05-27 (Update: 2021-05-27)