LOS ANGELES — Acer on Monday announced the Chromebook 13, a family of laptops meant to tempt the budget- and performance-minded buyer. The
Chromebook 13 is among the first to use a Tegra K1 processor under its hood, and is also Acer's first in the 13.3-inch segment. With three options across various price points, there's a lot to like about the Chromebook 13.
The Acer Chromebook 13 uses the Nvidia Tegra K1 4-Plus-1 2.1-GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A15 CPU, which includes a third-generation battery-saver core for up to 13 hours of battery life (11 hours for the HD model). The Tegra K1, the same chip in Nvidia's Sheila gaming tablet, uses Nvidia's Kepler architecture-based GPU with 192 programmable GPU cores to process graphics. Acer's previous Chrome, the C720, used an Intel processor.
Acer will offer Chromebook 13 with two different screen resolutions. The base model's display will include 1366 x 768 pixels, and the top-end model's display will have 1920 x 1080 full HD resolution. The lower-resolution model will be paired with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of onboard storage. The high-resolution model will come in two configurations: 2 GB of RAM with 16 GB of storage, or 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage.
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