Acer has unveiled their newest ultra-portable in the Chromebook Spin 514; which is supposedly the first Chromebook to run on an AMD Ryzen CPU.
The 14-inch laptop comes with a HD touch IPS panel that is layered with Corning Gorilla Glass for increased scratch resistance. The laptop is a convertible and can be opened at a 360-degree angle, essentially allowing you to use the laptop like a tablet.
The laptop is made of anodized, sandblaster aluminium and boasts a diamond-cut pattern on the top of the cover and on the trackpad. The laptop Chromebook Spin 514 is available in Pure Silver, Steel Gray, and Mist Green.
Under the hood is a Ryzen 7 3700C or Ryzen 5 3500C along with AMD Radeon Vega integrated graphics. There’s also up to 16GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The combo should allow the laptop to handle light gaming and media creation with no problems.
When it comes to ports, the laptop has two USB 3.2 Type-C, which also supports DisplayPort over USB-C as well as charging; two USB3.2 ports, one of which support power off-charging, and one MicroSD card reader.
On top of that, the Chromebook Spin 514 features Google Assistant support, as well as Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.
The laptop is priced from $479.99 and will be available in the US this February, and the EMEA region this March. There’s no word on when it’ll arrive in the country yet, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated when we receive more information from Acer Malaysia.