Acer is preparing to launch one of the first Chromebooks featuring a MediaTek processor. Roland Quandt reports it’ll feature a 13 inch full HD touchscreen display, 4GB Of RAM, and a quad-core processor.

The laptop will be called the Acer Chromebook R13, although like most Acer laptops it also has a much harder-to-remember model number: Acer CB5-312T.

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Search the web for that model number and you’ll probably find a bunch of placeholder listings at various online shops. Prices seem to run around 399 Euros (including taxes), but I’d take any pricing information with a grain of salt since the Acer Chromebook R13 hasn’t officially been introduced yet. But those product pages do tend to confirm Quandt’s specs.

The Chrome OS laptop features a MediaTek MT8173 processor, which is a quad-core chip with two ARM Cortex-A72 CPU cores, two Cortex-A53 cores, and PowerVR GX6250 graphics.

Other features of the laptop include 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and 16GB and 32GB storage options.

There’s no word on whether this will be a convertible Chromebook like the smaller Acer Chromebook R11, which has a 360 degree hinge that allows you fold the touchscreen back and grip the computer like a tablet.

We’ve known for over a year that Chrome OS devices with MediaTek chips were in the works. Now it looks like the first models are set to launch in the second half of 2016.



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