Acer launches new Chromebooks, laptops for 3D professionals and more

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Acer’s latest offerings comprise a series of new Chromebooks, laptops intended for creative professionals working with 3D tools, a suite of eco-friendly devices, and antimicrobial products. The portfolio updates, which include new Predator gaming devices, were announced at a global press conference.

The company is using its consumer customer base to expand into more business use cases. When it comes to businesses, Acer would like to break into a market where HP, Lenovo, and Dell dominate. Acer is also improving its product pace as the manufacturer recently announced a handful of new Windows 11 laptops that include a very portable Swift 5.

Chromebooks outpacing the broader market

For these updates, Acer released a new set of Chromebooks designed for enterprise and consumer use. Chromebooks have been pushing up PC sales. In an interview with the company’s CEO, Jason Chen revealed that demand for PCs overall was strong.

He continued to say that Chromebooks are moving at a far more rapid pace than the broader market in North America, Western Europe, and Southeast Asia. Chen said there has been strong demand for PCs that reuse plastic and are produced sustainably.

The new Chromebook portfolio:

The new Chromebooks include:

  • The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 and Acer Chromebook Spin Enterprise 514.
  • The Acer Chromebook 515 and Acer Chromebook Enterprise 515, an update to Acer’s 15.6-inch Chromebook line
  • The Acer Chromebook 514 goes for $399.99 in North America. It features an octa-core MediaTek Kompanio 828 processor.
  • The Acer Chromebook Spin 314 is a convertible design with a 14-inch FHD display, multiple ports. The starting price is $499.99 with availability in North America slated for November.
  • The ConceptD 7 SpatialLabs Edition has 11th Gen Intel Core H-Series chips and several graphics options including the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU.

Check out more on the official website.