The new Acer Chromebook 13 features a 13.5 inch, 2256 x 1504 pixel IPS display with a 3:2 aspect ratio and support for up to 16GB of DDR3 RAM and up to an Intel Core i3-8130U dual-core Kaby Lake Refresh processor.

The Acer Chromebook Spin 13, meanwhile, has the same display, but it adds a touch panel a 360 degree hinge that allows you to use the computer in notebook, tablet, tent, or stand modes, and Wacom EMR pen support. It’s also available with up to a Core i5-8250U processor.

Both models have an aluminum chassis and both are the same size and weight, measuring 0.67 inches thick and weighing about 3.5 pounds. In fact, even the hinges aren’t all that different: you can push the screen back 180 degrees on the non-touch model, but it’ll stop before it flips all the way around.

Acer Chromebook 13 will be available with Celeron 3865U, Pentium 4415U, and Core i3-8130U processor options and tops out at 64GB of storage.  The Chromebook 13 Spin, on the other hand, supports up to 128GB of storage and comes with Core i3-8130U dual-core or Core i5-8250U quad-core CPU options.

Other features include USB 3.1 Type-C ports for data or charging, as well as USB 3.0 and microSD card slots, support for 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2, and a touchpad with Corning Gorilla Glass on top.

Source: Acer Introduces Chromebook Spin 13 and Chromebook 13 (First Look) by Brad Linder, published in liliputing


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