Acer today announced the Acer Chromebook 13, the industry’s first Chromebook powered by an NVIDIA Tegra K1 mobile processor and the company’s first with a 13.3-inch display. The Chromebook 13 enhances Acer’s already dominant position in this category with a leading market share position in the US (1) and its No.2 position in Chromebook shipments globally in Q1 2014 (2).
The combination of additional real estate on the vibrant 13.3-inch display, industry-leading battery life of up to 13 hours (3), and a thin and light fanless design makes the Acer Chromebook 13 the ideal choice for customers who want additional screen real estate along with a portable and productivity-boosting design. The Acer Chromebook 13 is available in two options – one with a full HD display with 1920x1080 resolution and another model with a 1366x768 display (3).
The Acer Chromebook 13 delivers the ultimate in mobility with a Tegra K1 with a 192-core GPU, enabling customers to get more done throughout their work day and after hours, no matter where they are. Customers will experience a first-rate multi-tasking experience when keeping multiple tabs open, playing a video and doing more all at once.
The Acer Chromebook 13 uses a NVIDIA Tegra K1 4-Plus-1™ quad-core ARM Cortex A15 CPU plus a third-generation battery-saver core to provide up to 13 hours of battery life (3). Tegra K1 uses an NVIDIA Kepler architecture-based GPU with 192 programmable General-Purpose Computing on Graphics Processing Units (GPGPU) cores to process rich and detailed graphics.
Two Options Provide Choice of Full HD Display, Extra-Long Battery Life
The Acer Chromebook 13’s large 13.3-inch display comes in two models to give customers the options that fit their needs. The version with a full HD 1920x1080 display shows video in lifelike 1080p resolution and provides up to 11 hours of battery life (3). In addition, models will be available with a bright and crisp 1366x768 resolution display that provides even longer battery life of up to 13 hours (3). Both displays feature Acer ComfyView™ anti-glare panels that minimize light reflection that can cause eye fatigue. In addition, the Acer Chromebook 13’s display provides rich colors and excellent contrast, while the large size helps accommodate the spacious keyboard that is both comfortable and maximizes productivity.
Designed with mobility in mind, the Acer Chromebook 13 has an incredibly thin and light design that measures only 17.9 mm thin and weighs only 1.5 kg. In addition, the Acer Chromebook 13 is fanless, so the system is nearly silent while operating. The Acer Chromebook 13 keeps customers in touch and connected with 802.11ac WiFi, which provides speeds up to three times faster than 802.11n. Plus, the 2x2 MIMO antenna helps ensure reliable throughput.
Starts Quickly; Connects to Popular Devices
The new Acer Chromebook 13 boots up in less than 9 seconds and resumes nearly instantly from sleep mode. This enables customers to more quickly enjoy the more than 30,000 free and paid apps, themes and extensions in the Chrome web store.
Users can enjoy faster data transfers of photos and videos with the Acer Chromebook 13’s two USB 3.0 ports. Plus, streamed video and movies can be shared on a larger display or home TV using the Acer Chromebook 13’s HDMI port. Video chats and Google Talk are all enhanced by the Chromebook’s HD webcam that provides 720p HD audio/video recording as well as the two built-in stereo speakers and microphone.
Fun to Share, Easy to Protect
Chromebooks are simple to use and ideal for sharing by multiple users, such as families, schools or at different shifts at a business. Users can log into their own account to access Gmail, Docs, website bookmarks and other information. Storage on Google Drive (4) protects files, documents, and photos safely in the cloud, and ensures that the most current version of the file or document is always available and safe, even if the Chromebook is lost or stolen. Plus, Acer Chromebook 13 users can view, edit, create and collaborate on-line and off-line with a growing number of programs, such as Office documents and Gmail.
Security is a key benefit of the Chrome operating system, as it’s automatically updated to guard against ever-changing online threats. This is especially useful for families and schools who want to protect children.
The Acer Chromebook 13 starts shipping this month and will be available in European, North American and Asia Pacific markets. To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via www.acer.com.
1. Unit Share Q1 2014 (January – March, 2014)/The NPD Group/U.S. Retail Tracking Service
2. Gartner, “Market Share: Devices, All Countries, 1Q14 Update” 23 May 2014
3. The Acer Chromebook 13 model with the full HD 1920x1080 display provides up to 11 hours of battery life. The Acer Chromebook 13 model with the 1366x768 display provides up to 13 hours of battery life. Battery life as measured with Google power_LoadTest (http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/testing/power-testing). Actual battery life varies by model, configuration (including storage capacity, RAM capacity, processor in use, display type and resolution, etc.), applications, power management settings, operating conditions, and utilized features.
4. More information on Google Drive on Chrome devices: https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/2703646?p=driveoffer&rd=1