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The Acer Chromebook 314 is a 14 inch laptop with Google’s ChromeOS software and, typically, a reasonably low starting price. Last year’s Acer Chromebook CB314-3H model feature an Intel Jasper Lake processor and list prices starting at $350 (although it’s now available for even less).

This year’s model brings a significant spec bump… but it may also come with a significant price hike.

As spotted by About Chromebooks, the company introduced the new Acer Chromebook 314 CB314-4H/4HT in the Middle East earlier this month, and now the company has posted a product page for the laptop on its website, giving us a better look at the specs, design, and price… at least for a top-of-the-line model.

According to the original press release, specs and pricing will vary by region, but so far the only model listed on the Acer US website is a high-end version with an Intel Core i3-N305 octa-core processor based on 12th-gen Intel Alder Lake-N architecture. This model also has a 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS LCD touchscreen display, 128GB of PCIe NVMe solid state storage, and an unspecified amount of LPDDR5 memory.

And it has a list price of $650, making it nearly twice as expensive as last year’s entry-level model. If this were a Windows laptop, that price would put it in budget to mid-range territory, but by Chromebook standards, this is very much the kind of price we’d expect from a premium or semi-premium model.

That said, it’s worth keeping in mind that the Core i3-N305 processor is Intel’s best Alder Lake-N chip. If Acer decides to offer versions of this laptop with Intel N100 or N200 chips, they’ll likely have lower price tags. And I’d be surprised if Acer didn’t offer a cheaper model without a touchscreen.

Other features include two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C ports, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, a microSD card reader, stereo upward-facing speakers, a 3.5mm audio jack, a webcam with a privacy shutter, and support for WiFi 6. The keyboard is not backlit.

The new Chromebook 314 measures 12.9″ x 8.9″ x 0.8″ and weighs less than 3.2 pounds. It supports 65W charging and Acer says the notebook should get up to 11.5 hours of battery life. While I usually take battery life estimates from PC makers with a grain of salt, the company doesn’t actually provide any other details about the battery capacity, so that’s all we have to go on so far.


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