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Acer announces school-friendly Chromebook 512 laptop and Chromebook Spin 512 convertible

The 12-inch Acer Chromebook Spin 512 comes with an Acer Active Pen. (Source: Acer)
The 12-inch Acer Chromebook Spin 512 comes with an Acer Active Pen. (Source: Acer)
Acer has introduced two new devices to its considerable line-up: the Chromebook 512 and the Chromebook Spin 512. The 12-inch laptops have been specifically designed with education in mind, and they both feature Intel processors and have displays with 3:2 aspect ratios. The Chromebook 512 comes in touch and non-touch options, while the Spin convertible comes with a dockable stylus.

Acer has been making some additions to its line-up for the education market: The company has just announced the Chromebook 512 laptop and the Chromebook Spin 512 convertible. Both computers come with a 3:2 screen ratio that Acer claims will boost student productivity because of the increase in vertical viewing space. Intel CPUs have been utilized, with the Spin offering a choice between the Celeron N4100 and the Pentium Silver N5000, while the regular Chromebook model also offers a Celeron N4000 option.

Both devices have been constructed with school and children in mind. The Chromebook 512 and the Spin 512 comply to MIL-STD 810G standards, which means drops from heights of under 48 inches (122 cm) and downward forces of up to 132 pounds (60 kg) can be withstood. In addition to that, the laptops have also passed stringent tests for toy safety standards (ASTM F963-16 and UL/IED 60950-1). If that’s not enough, Acer has also included spill-resistant keyboards, moisture-resistant touchpads, and the Spin model even has Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass covering its display.

Battery life of up to 12 hours is specified by Acer, and variants with 32 or 64 GB eMMC storage and 4 or 8 GB RAM will be made available. The versatile Spin 512 also offers four usage modes: tablet, clamshell, display, and tent. Acer expects the two devices will be available by April; the manufacturer's suggested retail prices start at US$329.99 for the Chromebook 512 and US$449.99 for the Chromebook Spin 512 convertible.

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Acer Chromebook Spin 512. (Source: Acer)
Acer Chromebook Spin 512. (Source: Acer)
Acer Chromebook Spin 512. (Source: Acer)
Acer Chromebook Spin 512. (Source: Acer)
Acer Chromebook 512. (Source: Acer)
Acer Chromebook 512. (Source: Acer)
Acer Chromebook 512. (Source: Acer)
Acer Chromebook 512. (Source: Acer)
Acer Chromebook 512. (Source: Acer)
Acer Chromebook 512. (Source: Acer)
Acer Chromebook 512. (Source: Acer)
Acer Chromebook 512. (Source: Acer)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-01-23 (Update: 2019-01-23)