Acer Chromebook 514 Packs Twin USB-C for $350

On the outside, Acer has used aluminum for the chassis, which should mean the Chromebook 514 feels more premium than its price tag suggests. The display, meanwhile, can optionally be had with a touchscreen layer, for those who’d rather use their fingers.

The keyboard is backlit, while the sizable touchpad uses Corning Gorilla Glass for smoother swiping. It’s also more resilient to scratches, Acer points out.

Acer’s selection of ports. On the left, you get a USB 3.1 Type-C together with a USB 3.0 Type-A port for legacy peripherals, along with a microSD card reader and a 3.5mm audio jack. Then, on the right, you get a second USB Type-A and a second USB Type-C, along with a Kensington lock port.

Either of the USB Type-C ports can be used for charging the Chromebook 514, in addition to being used for an external display or for regular data purposes. Above the screen you get an HDR webcam, which Acer says should handle video conferences in more challenging lighting conditions.

What the company isn’t talking about at this stage is what you’ll find inside the notebook. There’s no mention of processor, nor memory or storage.  Acer will presumably be pulling back the curtain on that in short order, since the Chromebook 514 is on track to head to stores soon. It’ll go on sale in the US in October, the company says, priced from $349.99.

The information for this post was taken from an article by Chris Davies in SLASH GEAR, follow this link for the complete article and more details.

Here is some additional information from various sources:  liliputing, androidcentral, ANDROID AUTHORITY, 9To5 Google, and Business Review.