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Acer’s Chromebook Spin 513 is the first Chromebook with Snapdragon chips

The Verge Wednesday, 21 October 2020
Acer’s Chromebook Spin 513 is the first Chromebook with Snapdragon chipsAcer

Acer has announced its Chromebook Spin 513 and Chromebook Enterprise Spin 513. They’re the first Chrome OS devices powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7c chips. The 513 will be available in North America in February 2021 starting at $399.99; the Enterprise Spin 513 is coming in March 2021 starting at $699.99.

The Snapdragon 7c is an entry-level mobile processor built on an 8nm process. It’s a lower-powered processor than many that you see in popular Windows devices — it’s currently Qualcomm’s weakest processor for laptops — but Intel claims one of its chief benefits is longer battery life. Acer says you’ll see 14 hours (citing synthetic benchmarks).

In other exciting news, you’ll be able to configure both models with 4G LTE, a nice...
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