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The Acer Chromebook Spin 15 is now official, coming to North America in July

Acer Chromebook Spin 15 CP315 (Source: Acer)
Acer Chromebook Spin 15 CP315 (Source: Acer)
The convertible Acer Chromebook Spin 15 promises to deliver a 13-hour battery life and features two upward-facing speakers, as well as full support for Android apps via Google Play. It is expected to reach the North American market in July for a starting price of US$449, while the EMEA region should get it in June.

Earlier this week, Acer unveiled a new convertible Chromebook with a generous screen size that promises to deliver an excellent experience for media streaming and productivity tasks. According to the official press release, the Acer Chromebook Spin 15 is the industry's first convertible Chromebook with a 15.6-inch display.

Although some details are still missing at this time, the essentials have been unveiled already. The Acer Chromebook Spin 15 features a 15.6-inch full HD IPS touchscreen that can be rotated 360 degrees, 4 GB or 8 GB LPDDR4 memory, and 32 GB or 64 GB eMMC storage, as well as one of the following processors: Intel Pentium N4200, Intel Celeron N3450, Intel Celeron N3350

When it comes to connectivity, the new Acer Chromebook Spin 15 sports two USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1 ports, a microSD reader, 2x2 MIMO WiFi 802.11 ac, two USB 3.0 ports, and a 720p HD webcam with HDR and a wide field of view.

In addition to the above, there are also two upward-facing speakers, a full-size keyboard, a touchpad with Corning Gorilla Glass protection (this seems a rather interesting design choice — as long as it is not a mistake in the press release and only the touchscreen display is covered by a protective Gorilla Glass layer) that should be mentioned.

With a battery life of up to 13 hours, the 4.63-pound Acer Chromebook Spin 15 seems to have all it takes to become a best seller in the second half of 2018. The CP315-1H model is expected to hit the EMEA region next month starting at €449 (around US$526), while the US should get it in July for a price that is expected to start at US$449.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-05-25 (Update: 2018-05-25)
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.