Acer’s new Chromebook Spin 514 has faster AMD Ryzen processors

Acer is launching a new version of its Chromebook Spin 514 with support for the latest AMD Ryzen 5000 C-series processors. The 14-inch laptop will launch in Q3 2022 with a $579.99 starting price, which is higher than the 2021 model. Acer says that these Zen 3 processors are “performance-oriented” with AMD Radeon graphics. The Spin 514 has a 14-inch 1080p touchscreen, AMD’s Ryzen 3 5125C, 8GB of dual-channel LPDDR4X RAM, and 128GB of NVMe SSD storage. Prices weren’t disclosed for upgraded models, but you’ll be able to boost the CPU up to the AMD Ryzen 7 5825C, the RAM up to 16GB, and the storage up to 256GB. You’ll be able to opt for a display that offers 100 per cent of the sRGB colour gamut. Each Spin 514 weighs 3.3 pounds, and Acer claims that this model can last up to 10 hours per battery charge. It has two USB-C ports, a USB-A port, and a headphone jack. Other specs include a webcam with a camera shutter, two upward-facing speakers, Wi-Fi 6 support, and a Gorilla Glass-covered track pad for a more high-end feel.