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Acer's overpowered i5/16GB Chromebook Spin 13 is now available for $999

The world of premium, high-end Chromebooks is starting to heat up — the Pixelbook is no longer all by its lonesome. Though not new, per se, Acer's Chromebook Spin 13 is now available in a new configuration. The most expensive one yet, you get an i5 CPU with 16GB of RAM for $999.

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Acer announces two all-in-one Chrome OS desktops for businesses

There are plenty of Chromebooks, and a few Chrome OS desktop boxes, but there is a major lack of all-in-one options. If you wanted something akin to an iMac running Chrome OS, your only real choice was to find a 2016 Acer Chromebase. Acer announced two new all-in-one Chrome OS desktops today, both designed for use in schools and businesses.

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Acer's new Chromebook 315 packs an AMD processor, a big 15.6" screen, and starts at $279

Acer announced a rather large AMD-powered Chromebook at CES this morning (as did HP), the Chromebook 315. The new laptop has a 15.6" display and is available with up to 8GB of RAM and an optional touchscreen. The specifications on the base model aren't clear, but we'd guess you're looking at 4GB of RAM and a non-touch display for the bare bones, which Acer says will start at $279 here in the US. That's a pretty incredible price for a laptop with a 15W processor, though it's not clear how the AMD A4 9120C chip stacks up against comparable Intel products.

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Acer Chromebook Spin 13 is $699 on Amazon's Deal of the Day ($200 off)

Amazon is currently running a Deal of the Day on the Acer Chromebook Spin 13, discounting it to $699.99 from $899. You can make it yours for $200 off the regular price. It's currently out of stock at the time of this post, but is expected to come back in stock on Nov. 29, 2018 and you can still buy it.

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Acer Chromebook Spin 13 review: The most powerful Chromebook you can buy, but maybe shouldn't

Acer's Chromebook Spin 13 is arriving a bit later than it was initially expected, but based on what we've seen, it will be worth the wait. The 2-in-1, Wacom stylus-equipped Chromebook delivers category-topping performance, but tempers that speed with some unfortunate design shortcomings. Altogether, it's one of the best Chromebooks you can't buy right now. (Update: And now you can.)

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Acer Chromebook 514 hands-on: Possibly the flimsiest Chromebook you can get for $350

We've seen a few different Chromebooks announced at IFA 2018 in Berlin, including 3 models from Lenovo and a consumer-targeted, premium device from Dell. Not to be outdone, Acer unveiled a long-awaited refresh of its Chromebook 14, although the press release was suspiciously devoid of pertinent specifications such as the processor, storage, and RAM. Thankfully, we were able to check it out in the press area of the Acer stand here at IFA — keep on reading for our initial appraisal.

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Acer announces the 14" Chromebook 514 with aluminum chassis for $350

Acer is one of the most prolific Chrome OS notebook manufacturers. In the past few months, the company has announced the Chromebook Tab 10 and the Chromebook 13 and 15 with Spin models, and it's now following up on its successful Chromebook 14 with the new 514. The naming scheme might be getting very confusing, but don't let it dissuade you from taking a closer look at this new model.

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The best Chromebooks for school (2018 Edition)

If there's one area where Chromebooks are undeniably dominating, it's in education. Chromebooks made up 60% of mobile device purchases by K-12 schools in the US last year, and since 2014, they have led classroom notebook and tablet shipments. As it turns out, schools love cheap computers that back up everything to the cloud and can be easily reset.

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Acer Chromebook 13 and Chromebook Spin 13 arriving in September, starting at $650

It's been quite a while since we've heard about the Acer Chromebook 13 and Chromebook Spin 13, but it looks like we'll have to wait another few months for them to make it stateside. The Chromebook 13 and Chromebook Spin 13 are coming to North America in September, and they'll start at $649.99 and $749.99, respectively.

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