Acer Chromebook Spin 713 and Spin 311: new convertibles with Chrome OS for companies and students

In the United States, it enjoys great popularity, the Chromebook market remains untapped in Europe. This does not mean that Google, on the one hand, and the various manufacturers, on the other hand, are continuing their efforts to strengthen it. In fact, Google has promised to provide eight years of updates to computers with Chrome OS and has made a deal with Parallels to bring them Microsoft Office and other Windows applications.

On the manufacturer side, one of those with a large catalog of such devices is Acer, which announced the Chromebook 712 at the start of the year and is now back in the fray with the Chromebook Spin 713, a premium 2K convertible based on the Intel Athena and Acer Chromebook Spin 311 project, a laptop with up to 15.6 hours of battery life.

Chromebook Spin 713: 10th generation Intel Core

As part of Intel’s Athena Project innovation program, the new Acer Chromebook Spin 713 includes a 10th generation Intel Core i7 vPro processor that promises efficient performance and long battery life. Besides, his 13.5-inch VertiView 2K display It has an aspect ratio of 3: 2 to increase productivity, creating additional vertical space and reducing scrolling.

This touchscreen offers a resolution of 2256 x 1504 pixels, IPS technology and Corning Gorilla Glass, just like the touchpad. It also has a battery with a quick charge of the device which offers up to 10 hours of autonomy and it integrates up to 16 GB of DDR4 SDRAM memory and up to 256 GB of PCIe NVMe SSD storage.

Acer Chromebook Spin 713

Its new reinforced and streamlined aluminum chassis provides military grade durability (compliant with US MIL-STD 810G 5), which makes it capable of withstanding impact, scratches and corrosion. Thanks to its convertible design, it can be opened up to 360 degrees, making its touch screen it can be used in four different ways: display mode to present, tablet mode to take notes or draw, portable mode with keyboard input and tent mode to make the most of small spaces.

At just 16.8mm thick and 1.37kg, it has a backlit keyboard and extensive connectivity: two USB 3.1 Type-C ports, one HDMI port, USB 3.0, MicroSD card reader, WiFi 6 dual band (802.11ax) with 2×2 MU-MIMO technology and Bluetooth 5.0. To all of this, the Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 713 adds the latest included Chrome Enterprise update, a solution that helps businesses manage devices on a large scale.

Acer Chromebook Spin 311: 15 hours of battery life

Acer Chromebook Spin 311

In addition, Acer also introduced its new Chromebook Spin 311 (CP311-3H), an 11.6-inch convertible designed for everyday and school tasks. Includes a Mediatek MT8183 processor to run multiple applications, web pages, and documents simultaneously.

Weighing only 1 kg, it promises autonomy of up to 15 hours and has an IPS touch screen with HD resolution and Corning Gorilla Antimicrobial Glass. It also includes an improved keyboard with concave keys and sufficient movement between them, a webcam with a wide field of vision, Wi-Fi 802.11ac 2×2 MU-MIMO and Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity.

Price and availability

  • Acer Chrombebook Enterprise Spin 713 will be available in the EMEA region from August from 899 euros.
  • Acer Chromebook Spin 713 (CP713-2W) will be available in the EMEA region from June from 699 euros.
  • Acer Chromebook Spin 311 (CP311 – 3H) will be available in the EMEA region from June from 299 euros.

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