AMD has announced new Ryzen 5000 C-Series processors for Chromebooks, and one of the first companies to take advantage of the improved performance offered is Acer with its 2-in-1 Chromebook Spin 514 2022.

Often much cheaper than full-laptops, Chromebooks have been a favorite of students for years, but can hurt the performance department. However, this is not a big problem, as most users will spend a lot of work and time playing online, so the devices do not necessarily need multi-core processors, the best graphics processors or a lot of RAM.

However, the latest Chromebook Spin 514 is a different beast built on AMD’s new high-performance Zen 3 architecture to meet the more demanding multitasking and productive applications.

“AMD is raising the bar for modern Chromebooks,” said Said Moshkelani of AMD. “With up to eight cores, Ryzen 5000 C-Series processors give Chromebook users the flexibility to stay turned off all day without sacrificing performance and performance.”

Ryzen 5000 C-Series processors are available in four different variants, ranging from dual-core to octa-core, and it’s unclear which models will be available with the 2022 Spin 514, but consumers can expect improved integrated Radeon graphics reported to offer performance improvements. up to 85 percent and up to 67 percent more responsive than the previous generation.

A 360-degree hinge allows the Chromebook Spin 514 to accept four different display modes


Acer’s Chromebook features a 14-inch Full HD touchscreen display that supports 100 percent of the sRGB color gamut, features slim 6.1mm (0.24-inch) side bezels, and is covered in Corning Gorilla Glass for durability.

In fact, the 2-in-1 is built to the robust standards of the MIL-STD 810H, so it has to survive weird bumps or two. It boasts stylish aluminum top and bottom covers and takes advantage of a 360-degree hinge that allows it to accept four different display modes, including a tent and tablet.

Elsewhere, there’s Wi-Fi 6 for connection reliability, a Full HD webcam with anti-glare technology and a privacy shutter, a dual microphone, two speakers and a pair of USB-C ports for plugging in peripherals. An HDMI port can also be included, and a backlit keyboard is available as an option. It is reported that the battery life on charge is 10 hours for the promise of full-time operation.

The Chromebook Spin 514 will be available starting in the third quarter at a starting price of $ 579.99, while the Enterprise edition will be priced at $ 899.99.

Product page: Rotate 514

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