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IFA 2018 | Acer Chromebook 514 to arrive in October starting at US$350

Acer Chromebook 514 (Source: Acer)
Acer Chromebook 514 (Source: Acer)
The new Acer Chromebook 514 combines a metallic chassis, backlit keyboard, USB Type-C connectivity, a Corning Gorilla Glass touchpad, and promises to deliver a 12-hour battery life. Sadly, the hardware details have not been unveiled yet, but we know that the North American market will get this premium Chromebook in October, starting at only US$349.99.

When it comes to laptops, plastic is never fantastic, but metallic builds also come for a price. Fortunately, it looks like Acer managed to come out with a Chromebook that sports an aluminum chassis, a Corning Gorilla Glass-covered trackpad, thin side bezels, promises an impressive autonomy of 12 hours, and will start below the US$350 threshold once it hits the North American market.

In addition to the above, the upcoming Acer Chromebook 514 also features USB Type-C connectivity, an HDR webcam, an optional touchscreen display (the standard offering comes with a 14-inch 1080p non-touch screen), a backlit keyboard, but the details about the processor, memory, and storage space provided are not public yet.

According to the official press release, the Acer Chromebook 514 is scheduled to arrive in North America in October, starting at precisely US$349.99. The "approved Chrome OS territories" across the EMEA region should get this portable later this year as well, but the starting price will be the same figure in EUR.

We will get back with more details in the weeks to come, so stay tuned. Would you buy the Acer Chromebook 514 once it comes out? Let us know in the comments.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-08-29 (Update: 2018-08-29)
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.