Acer Chromebook Spin 714 launches as a top-end device with Alder Lake CPUs and an aluminum 2-in-1 build
Acer has added a new and top-end variant to its Chromebook Spin series today (May 18, 2022). The 714 boasts up to Core i7 Alder Lake processors, which will drive a choice of 14-inch 2560x1600 or 1920x1200 displays with 16:10 aspect ratios. They are rated for 100% of the sRGB color gamut, and feature Corning Gorilla Glass protection that is antimicrobial to boot.
The OEM asserts that they can stay on for up to 10 hours, thanks to their new platforms and Chrome OS nature. Acer did not mention the Spin 714's capacity, but indicates that it can charge up to about 40% in just 30 minutes.
Each 714 unit is compatible with a stylus that can dock in the machine and is rated to support 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity. Its 360-degree keyboard also integrates speakers with DTS Audio, while the front panel boasts an FHD MIPI webcam with dual mics and "temporal noise reduction technology".
The Chromebook Spin 714 comes in consumer-grade and Enterprise versions, starting at US$750/€879 and $1,100/€979 respectively from August 2022.
Acer Press Release