Acer has announced that they will release a brand new 14-inch Chrome OS device called the Chromebook 514. The device will first reach the North American market next month.
Acer builds some of the best Chrome OS devices currently available for purchase like the Chromebook Tab 10, Chromebook 13, 15 and the Spin ones. This new Chromebook 514 runs Chrome OS and its specs aren’t confirmed yet, but we still managed to get some insight on the internals of this particular model.
Acer has confirmed that the Chromebook 514 features a battery that should last for 12 hours on average usage. It also packs the Full HD 14-inch IPS screen that supports 1920 x 1080 resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass touchpad,a 6mm very thin bezel, aluminum chassis, HDR webcam, backlit keyboard, two USB-C ports, two USB-A ports, microSD card reader, 3.5mm headphone jack, Chrome OS, and support for Play Store apps.
Both USB-C ports are supporting data transfer, but only the one on the left supports charging, so you should be careful when connecting it to a power outlet. The USB 3.1 Type-C ports are allowing users to quickly transfer data due to the 5GB per second transfer rate which are ten times better than the old USB 2.0 ports.
Acer Chromebook 514 price is set at $350 in the United States, while in Europe will be sold for €350. Both markets should get the Chromebook 514 in October, and until then we should be getting some extra info about the internal specs such as the CPU, RAM, HDD and more. With its pricing set at $350, the Chromebook 514 might possibly be one of the most affordable laptops sold this year.
Please note that this device will also be released in other regions across the world, but we couldn’t find any info on availability and pricing. Remember to return in October when the release of Chromebook 514 takes place and learn about other region availability.