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Acer has announced the launch of two new premium Chromebook Plus laptops, the Acer Chromebook Plus Spin 714 and the Acer Chromebook Plus 516 GE. These devices are designed to offer enhanced performance, versatility, and an elevated user experience, thanks to the integration of Google’s generative AI features and cutting-edge hardware.

Acer Chromebook Plus Spin 714: Portable and Convertible

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The Acer Chromebook Plus Spin 714 (CP714-1H) is a compact and durable convertible laptop that combines responsive mobile performance with efficient multitasking capabilities. Powered by up to Intel® Core™ Ultra 7 processors, this Chromebook is well-equipped to handle AI-powered Google and Adobe apps, such as Google AI for writing assistance and background design, Adobe Photoshop for photo editing, and LumaFusion for video editing[2].

The Chromebook Plus Spin 714 features a 2-in-1 convertible design with 360-degree hinges, allowing users to switch between laptop and tablet modes seamlessly. The 14-inch touchscreen display offers WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution and 100% sRGB colour range, providing an immersive visual experience for AI-powered features like generative wallpapers and Google Photos Magic Editor. The display is protected by Antimicrobial Corning® Gorilla® Glass, which resists scratches, stains, and odour-causing bacteria.

Users can expect high-quality video conferencing with the Chromebook’s 1440p QHD webcam and AI-powered audio and video enhancements. The webcam features temporal noise reduction technology and a physical shutter for privacy, while the optional fingerprint reader ensures secure device access[2]. Dual microphones, dual upward-facing speakers, and DTS® Audio deliver distortion-free sound for an enhanced conferencing experience.

Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth™ 5.1, HDMI 2.0, two USB Type-C ports with Thunderbolt™ 4, and a USB Type-A port.

Acer Chromebook Plus 516 GE: Immersive Cloud Gaming Experience

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The Acer Chromebook Plus 516 GE (CBG516-2H) is designed for cloud gaming enthusiasts, offering an immersive gaming experience with NVIDIA® GeForce® NOW and the latest gaming-centric hardware. Users can stream and play AAA games at up to 1600p resolution and 120 fps with an Ultimate membership, powered by next-gen GeForce RTX™ 4080 servers in the cloud.

The Chromebook Plus 516 GE features a high-resolution WQXGA (2560×1600) IPS display with a fast 120 Hz refresh rate, ensuring smooth and realistic visuals. The display’s 100% sRGB colour gamut delivers vibrant and accurate images, complemented by high-quality DTS audio from two upward-firing and two downward-firing speakers with force-cancelling woofers.

Connectivity is crucial for uninterrupted cloud gaming, and the Chromebook Plus 516 GE delivers with an RJ-45 2.5G Gigabit Ethernet LAN port and fast, secure Wi-Fi 6E for on-the-go gaming. The gaming keyboard features vibrantly coloured 4-zone preset backlight colour modes and anti-ghosting technology for accurate keyboard inputs and key combinations.

In addition to gaming, the Chromebook Plus 516 GE offers productivity features for work and school, utilizing generative AI creation and collaboration features in ChromeOS and Adobe apps. The 1080p webcam with integrated AI-powered video call tools enhances clarity, lighting, and sound for streaming. The device also features up to 2 TB PCIe NVMe SSD storage, up to 16 GB of fast LPDDR4X memory, and support for up to 10 hours of battery life[2].

Enterprise and Education Capabilities

The Acer Chromebook Plus Spin 714 is available with management capabilities for business and education through the Chrome Enterprise Upgrade and Chrome Education Upgrade. The Acer Chromebook Plus Enterprise Spin 714 (CPE794-1N) enables IT departments to streamline device enrollment, infrastructure integration, and advanced security settings, ensuring data and application protection. With Chrome Education Upgrade, schools can better manage their ChromeOS environment to meet individual needs, with 24/7 IT remote help and ChromeOS troubleshooting assistance.

Pricing and Availability

The Acer Chromebook Plus Spin 714 (CP714-1H) will be available in North America in May, starting at USD 749.99, and in EMEA in May, starting at EUR 979 and £799 GBP in the UK. The Acer Chromebook Plus 516 GE will be available in North America in May, starting at USD 699.99. Exact specifications, prices, and availability may vary by region.


NameAcer Chromebook Plus Spin 714
Operating SystemChromeOS
Screen14.0″ Display with IPS Technology, WUXGA (1920 x 1200), Acer CineCrystal™ LED-backlit TFT LCD, with Antimicrobial Corning® Gorilla® Glass Multi-Touch, 16:10 Aspect Ratio, 340 nit brightness, 100% sRGB, optional USI Stylus support
ProcessorsUp to Intel® Core™ Ultra i7-1365U processor
GraphicsIntel® Graphics
MemoryUp to 16 GB dual-channel LPDDR5X SDRAM
StorageUp to 512GB SSD, PCIe Gen 4, 16 Gb/s up to 4 lanes, NVMe
CameraQHD camera (2560 x 1440) with 1440p QHD video at 30 FPS; with Temporal Noise Reduction, Blue Glass Lens and Privacy Shutter; Dual-mic support
PortsTwo USB Type-C (supporting Thunderbolt 4, USB charging and Power Delivery up to 65W), one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1 HDMI 2.0, 3.5mm headphone/speaker jack
Battery, Battery life53 Wh 3-cell Li-ion battery, fast charging; provides battery life up to 10 hours
Wireless and NetworkingWi-Fi 6E AX211 Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 5.1 or above
FeaturesOceanGlass™ touchpad
Dimensions313.6(W) x 224.5 (D) x 18.05(H) mm [12.35 (W) x 8.84(D) x 0.71(H) inches]
System ComplianceEnergy Star, EPEAT Gold
NameAcer Chromebook Plus 516 GE
Operating SystemChromeOS
Screen16.0″ display with IPS technology, WQXGA (2560 x 1600) supporting 120 Hz, Acer ComfyView™ LED-backlit TFT LCD, 16:10 Aspect Ratio, 350 nit brightness, 100% sRGB
ProcessorsUp to Intel® Core™ i7-1360P processor
GraphicsIntel® Graphics
MemoryUp to 16 GB dual-channel LPDDR4X SDRAM; memory frequency up to 4266 MT/s
StorageUp to 2 TB SSD, PCIe Gen 4, 16 Gb/s NVMe
CameraFull HD camera (1920 x 1080) with 1080p video at 60 FPS; with Temporal Noise Reduction, and Blue Glass Lens
PortsTwo USB Type-C (supporting DisplayPort, and USB charging), one USB Type-A, HDMI 2.1, Ethernet RJ-45 port, 3.5mm headphone/speaker jack
Battery, Battery life65 Wh 4-cell Li-ion battery, fast charging; provides battery life up to 10 hours
Wireless and Networking2.5G Ethernet, Wake-on-LAN ready; Wi-Fi 6E AX211 Wireless LAN, supports Bluetooth 5.2 or above
FeaturesOceanGlass™ touchpad, RGB keyboard
Dimensions356.58 (W) x 249.67 (D) x 21.95 (H) mm [14.04 (W) x 9.83 (D) x 0.86 (H) inches]
System ComplianceEnergy Star, EPEAT

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