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Acer Chromebook 516 GE: Well-equipped Chromebook lands for US$649 with Intel Alder Lake-P series processors

Acer has designed the Chromebook 516 GE for those want to enjoy Cloud Gaming on an affordable laptop. (Image source: Acer)
Acer has designed the Chromebook 516 GE for those want to enjoy Cloud Gaming on an affordable laptop. (Image source: Acer)
Acer has introduced the Chromebook 516 GE, another Chromebook intended to be used for cloud gaming. Equipped with a 120 Hz display, the Chromebook 516 GE is also available with up to a Core i7-1260P, 16 GB of RAM and a 4-zone RGB backlit keyboard.

Acer has introduced the Chromebook 516 GE, a gaming laptop based around Intel Alder Lake processors and ChromeOS. One of three manufacturers to launch gaming Chromebooks this week, Acer has equipped the Chromebook 516 GE with 28 W parts, unlike ASUS and Lenovo. For reference, the Chromebook Vibe CX55 Flip features Tiger Lake-U series options, while the IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook comes with a choice of Alder Lake-U series processors.

Specifically, the Chromebook 516 GE is available with the Core i5-1240P or the Core i7-1260P, as well as 8 GB or 16 GB of LPDDR4x RAM and a 128 GB or a 256 GB SSD. Mirroring the IdeaPad Gaming Chromebook, the Chromebook 516 GE has a 16-inch IPS display that operates at 2,560 x 1,600 pixels in a 16:10 aspect ratio. Similarly, the display has a 120 Hz refresh rate and offers relatively slim bezels.

Additionally, the Chromebook 516 GE has a 4-zone RGB backlit keyboard, a USB Type-A port, two USB Type-C ports, an HDMI 2.1 port, Gigabit Ethernet and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The Chromebook 516 GE is already orderable in the US, where it starts at US$649 with a Core i5-1240P, 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD. Only available in a Titanium Grey colourway, the Chromebook 516 GE should debut in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) in December. So far, Acer has merely confirmed the Chromebook's Eurozone starting price of €999.

(Image source: Acer)
(Image source: Acer)

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Alex Alderson, 2022-10-13 (Update: 2022-10-13)