Acer has finally unveiled Chromebook Plus 514 and 515 as new members of its Chromebook lineup. The devices come with upgraded hardware and new software features.
Chromebook Plus is a new category of devices that Google recently introduced. The devices that fall into this selection must launch with at least an Intel Core i3 or higher or at least an AMD Ryzen 7000 series CPU. The Chromebook Plus devices also get updated software and features, including Offline File Sync, AI-powered video conferencing, and other AI-powered features.
Acer already had Chromebook 514 and Chromebook 515 devices in its lineup. The new Acer Chromebooks, based on the Chromebook Plus selection, are the refreshed models of previous devices, and both are among the best Chromebooks you can now buy.
Acer launches new Chromebook Plus 514 and 515 models
The Chromebook Plus 514 features a 14-inch IPS display with 1920×1200 resolution. A 1080p webcam with features like temporal noise reduction, a blue glass lens, and a privacy shutter is also available. As for the hardware, the CB514-3H-R6G5 model uses an AMD Ryzen 3 7320C with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD. The company also promises up to 12 hours of battery life.
Regarding ports and connectivity, the Chromebook Plus 514 offers a great range of ports, including two USB Type-C, one USB 3.2, one HDMI, WiFi 6E, and a headphone/speaker jack. The starting price for the model is $399.99.
The Chromebook Plus 515 is the bigger model that launches with a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display. It also carries a 1080p webcam. According to Acer, the first configuration of Chromebook Plus 515 features a 12th-Gen Intel Core i3-1215U CPU along with 8GB RAM and 128GB of storage. This model promises up to 10 hours of battery life. Again, you can have two USB Type-C, one USB 3.2, one HDMI, and a headphone/speaker jack. The retail price of Chromebook Plus 515 is $399.99.
The Chromebook Plus selection is a solid improvement over the previous generations, focusing on enhancing the hardware and software experience. Besides Acer, more Chromebook producers like Asus, HP, and Lenovo also have Chromebook Plus devices on the way.