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The new Acer Chromebook Spin 513 opts for a Snapdragon 7c for improved battery life and connectivity

The Acer Chromebook Spin 513 2-in-1 is Acer's first Chromebook using the Snapdragon 7c SoC. (Image source: Acer)
The Acer Chromebook Spin 513 2-in-1 is Acer's first Chromebook using the Snapdragon 7c SoC. (Image source: Acer)
Acer has released the Acer Chromebook Spin 513, its first Chromebook using the new 8 nm Snapdragon 7c chipset. The 13.3-inch model is a middle of the road 1.2 kg and 15.6 mm thick, but the design is attractive and will be appreciated by home users as well as the enterprise model being suitable for the office.
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Qualcomm positions the Snapdragon 7c as an alternative to the Celeron equipped x86 Chromebooks, using an 8-core Kryo 485 CPU containing two Cortex-A76 running up to 2.4 GHz and six slower Cortex-A55 cores. Graphics duty is handled by an Adreno 618, which we've seen paired with SoCs such as the Snapdragon 730, and is about 1.5 years old now. However, it should still be plenty fast enough for the typical ChromeOS workloads.

Having an ARM SoC brings many of the associated benefits, such as a potential 14-hour battery life — tested by Acer using the Google Power Load Test. There is also an option to configure with a 4G LTE modem, alongside the standard 2x2 WiFi 6. Other I/O includes two USB-C (Display Port and charging), USB3, and Bluetooth 5.0.

The Acer ChromebookSpin 513 isn't due for a few months, with sales expected to start in Q1 2021 at an MRSP of 429 EUR (US$510). The enterprise edition will cost significantly more at 599 EUR (US$710). European pricing includes sales tax.

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I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.
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Craig Ward, 2020-10-21 (Update: 2020-10-21)