Acer Launches Chromebook Powered by NVIDIA Tegra K1

Acer Chromebook 13, the company’s first with a 13.3-inch display, is available for pre-sale with prices starting at $279. By ChannelPro

Acer America has launched the Acer Chromebook 13, the first Chromebook powered by an NVIDIA Tegra K1 mobile processor and the company’s first with a 13.3-inch display.

With a battery life of up to 13 hours and a thin and light fanless design, the Acer Chromebook 13 is ideal for customers who want additional screen real estate along with portability. The Chromebook uses the NVIDIA Tegra K1 4-Plus-1 quad-core ARM Cortex A15 CPU. Tegra K1 uses an NVIDIA Kepler architecture-based GPU with 192 programmable GPU cores to process rich and detailed graphics.

“The Acer Chromebook 13 is an ideal device for families who need a new or additional computer to share for school projects, research, entertainment, and fun online,” says Sumit Agnihotry, Acer’s vice president of product marketing. “The display is large and vibrant, so everything from homework to video is incredibly crisp and detailed. Plus, up to 13 hours of battery life means families can use the device all day for work or school and not have to recharge it for nighttime activities like homework and watching movies.”

The Acer Chromebook 13’s 13.3-inch display comes in two models to give customer the options that fit their needs. The version with a full HD 1920x1080 display shows video in 1080p resolution and provides up to 11 hours of battery life. In addition, models will be available with a 1366x768 resolution display. Both displays will have Acer ComfyView anti-glare panels that minimize light reflection that can cause eye fatigue.

Designed with mobility in mind, the Acer Chromebook 13 has a thin and light design that measures only 0.71 inches thin and weighs only 3.31 pounds. The Chromebook also includes 802.11ac WiFi, 2x2 MIMO antenna, two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port, and webcam with 720p HD audio/video recording as well as two built-in stereo speakers and microphone.

Several models are available now for pre-sale:

  • The Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311-T9B0 has the 1920x1080 full HD display, 2GB of memory, and a 16GB Solid State Drive. It is priced at $299.99 and is available now for pre-sale at BestBuy.com.
  • The Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311-T1UU has a 1920x1080 full HD display, 4GB of memory, and a 32GB Solid State Drive. It is priced at $379.99 and is available now for pre-sale at Amazon.com and the Acer Store.
  • The Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311-T7NN has a 1366x768 display, 2GB of memory, and a 16GB Solid State Drive. It is priced at $279.99 and is available now for pre-sale at Amazon.com and the Acer Store.

Acer is also offering a configuration via resellers that will be sold to commercial and education customers. That model comes with a 1366x768 display, 4GB of memory, a 16GB Solid State Drive, and will be priced at $329.99.