Renowned PC manufacturer Acer has announced a new Chrome OS notebook, dubbed the Chromebook 13 packing a high power NVIDIA Tegra K1 mobile SoC. This chipset will help reduce battery consumption and provide decent backup compared to conventional notebooks or even Chromebooks. Going by the name, Acer promises that the device will offer battery backup of up to 13 hours on full charge, which is quite efficient for a portable device, but not unexpected considering that it does most of its operations on the cloud.
The Chromebook 13 packs a 13.3 inch 1366 x 768 resolution display, 2GB of RAM (expandable up to 4GB), 16GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot (up to32GB), a standard SD card slot, two full sized USB 2.0 slots and an HDMI out port. This model will set you back by $279, which is respectable for a Chromebook.
Acer will also have a full HD display variant of the Chromebook 13 for $299, but customers will have to settle with only 11 hours of battery backup due to the increased pixel density. The company expects to launch both models sometime next month. Both variants will come in WiFi only configurations, so there’s no LTE or cellular option available. Amazon and Best Buy will start taking pre-orders soon.