Acer Chromebook 13 Launched


Acer has launched a new Chromebook which promises 13 hours of battery life. The Acer Chromebook 13 is powered by an Nvidia Tegra K1 SoC and comes in two versions: one with a 1366×768-pixel screen for  approximately Rs. 17,060 and one with a full-HD 1920×1080 screen for approximately Rs. 18,284.

The Tegra K1 is a 32-bit SoC based on the ARM architecture with four Cortex A15 cores and one low-powered “companion core” as well as 192 execution units for graphics and GPGPU applications based on Nvidia’s Kepler architecture. Nvidia promises “unmatched graphics performance” and smoother multitasking compared to other Chromebooks.

The Acer Chromebook will be the first Chromebook based on Nvidia’s new Tegra K1. The company has rated its battery life at 13 hours for the version with the lower-resolution screen and 11 hours for the full-HD screen version.

The Chromebook 13 is just 18mm thin and weighs 1.5kg. Engadget reports that it is available for preorder in the US as of today and will soon launch in other territories including Europe, Russia and South Africa.

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