AMD isn’t a stranger to Chromebooks, as it relaunched its older A-series APUs back in 2019 specifically for devices that used Chrome OS. This year though, the company is using its more recent chips to muscle into the Chromebook market traditionally dominated by rival Intel via ACER’s new Ryzen-powered Spin 514.
This premium Chromebook uses AMD’s Ryzen 3000 processor (Ryzen 5 3500C and Ryzen 7 3700C, depending on the model) as well as a 14-inch, full HD touch display. up to 16GB of DDR4 DRAM and 256GB of storage.
The chassis is made out of aluminum and is MIL-STD compliant for durability making it perfect for companies and businesses that require a durable laptop for their workers. The Spin 514 also uses a hinge that allows the display to rotate 360-degrees so it can be used as a tablet when needed.
ACER promises 10-hour battery life with the new Spin 514, and the laptop is tipped to retail for just $479.99 or Php 23K when it lands in US stores next month.