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CES 2019 | The Acer Chromebook 315 is the first to sport the new AMD A-Series Chromebook CPUs

The Acer Chromebook 315 is powered by the new AMD A-Series CPUs with Radeon graphics. (Source: Acer)
The Acer Chromebook 315 is powered by the new AMD A-Series CPUs with Radeon graphics. (Source: Acer)
On the heels of AMD unveiling CPUs for Chromebooks, Acer has announced the Chromebook 315 powered by the 7th generation AMD A-Series CPUs with integrated Radeon graphics. The Acer Chromebook 315 is built for all-day work and can run both Chrome OS and Android apps with equal ease.

AMD announced two new Chromebook-focused CPUs — the AMD A6-9220C and the AMD A4-9120C yesterday and Acer has now released the first Chromebook powered by the new 7th generation AMD A-Series chips. The Acer Chromebook 315 is available in a choice of the above CPUs in both touch (CB315-2HT) and non-touch variants (CB315-2H). 

The Acer Chromebook 315 sports a bright 15.6-inch FHD IPS screen that is great for streaming video and offers enough real estate for running productivity apps. The screen also houses an HD webcam that has an 88-degree field of view with HDR support. The notebook is large enough to accommodate a spacious backlit keyboard (for the touchscreen model) and a large touchpad with sufficient room left for upward firing speakers. There are two USB Type-C Gen 1 ports and two USB Type-A on either side of the device along with a microSD card slot and a combo audio jack. 2x2 MIMO 802.11 AC and Bluetooth 4.2 help in wireless connectivity.

Most Chromebooks are powered either by the Intel Celeron or Intel Pentium CPUs so it is good to finally see an AMD-powered alternative. The AMD 'Stoney Ridge' A6-9220C is a 2C/2T CPU that should be enough to run Chrome OS and Android apps smoothly and is more or less equivalent to the Intel Pentium N4200 in terms of performance. Memory options include 4 or 8 GB of RAM and 32 GB of eMMC storage. The low-power CPU should also help in enhanced battery life, which Acer claims lasts up to 10 hours.

The Acer Chromebook 315 will be available in North America from February 2019 at a starting price of US$279.99 and in EMEA from April 2019 starting from €349.

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Acer Chromebook 315. (Source: Acer)
Acer Chromebook 315. (Source: Acer)
Acer Chromebook 315. (Source: Acer)
Acer Chromebook 315. (Source: Acer)
Acer Chromebook 315. (Source: Acer)
Acer Chromebook 315. (Source: Acer)
Acer Chromebook 315. (Source: Acer)
Acer Chromebook 315. (Source: Acer)
Acer Chromebook 315 Specifications. (Source: Acer)
Acer Chromebook 315 Specifications. (Source: Acer)
 

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2019-01- 7 (Update: 2019-01- 7)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.