After some leaks earlier in the year, Acer has made it official by announcing the Acer Chromebook 13, and it’s definitely been worth the wait. Powered by a NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, this machine blasts past all other current fanless Chromebooks. While some high end Intel models may be a bit more powerful, this new machine should rival them closely thanks to the 192 core Keplar GPU.
This machine also boasts an optional 1080p display, something we’re all glad to see, and still packs a long battery life. At 13 hours, it’s easily the longest we’ve seen so far. Three variants of this machine will be for sale, one including a standard 1366×768 display, and two others packing 1080p displays. Pricing starts at an unbelievable $279 for the base, 720p, model, and continues up to $379 for the top of the line model.
- 13.3 Inch 1366×768/1920×1080 Display
- 2GB/4GB RAM
- 16/32GB SSD
- NVIDIA Tegra K1 CPU
- 13/11 Hour Battery Life
Acer has confirmed that the device will be available from select retailers in the US as soon as this month and in the coming months as time goes on.