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