Acer’s latest Chromebook is the company’s first with a 13 inch display and also the first Chrome OS laptop from any device maker to feature NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 processor.

The Acer Chromebook 13 has a starting price of $279 and while details about the laptop have been leaking for weeks, it looks like the Chromebook 13 should hit the streets in September.

acer chromebook 13 cb5

Acer will offer 4 different configurations, priced from $280 to $380:

The $330 model is aimed at the education market while all of the other models should be available for pre-order at Amazon and/or Best Buy shortly.

Update: You can pre-order the $280 and $380 models from Amazon.

Acer says you should get up to 13 hours of battery life with models featuring a 1366 x 768 pixel display or up to 11 hours of run time from the full HD models.

Both versions of the laptop measure about 0.7 inches thick, weigh about 3.3 pounds, and feature NVIDIA’s quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 processor with 192-core Kepler graphics. They also pack 802.11ac WiFi, USB 3.0 and HDMI output.

via ZDNet

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11 replies on “Acer launches Tegra K1-powered Chromebook 13 for $280 and up”

  1. Wish there was a Haswell Acer with all those configuration options (1080p, 4gb, 32gb) so that one could run any Linux distro they wanted (rather than just ARM-based ones)…

  2. Missing a big hard disk, for those who like to bring their data around, but then it’s a chromebook. I’d like an ethernet port too. Does anybody know of software? Is it possible to use it with 100% free software ? (any problems with Wifi, usb3, or EC ?)

  3. Does it come in other colors? The one pictured is ugly due to the color.

    1. It would be nice if it did. Perhaps one could put a ‘skin’ on it to give it a more personalized appearance?

  4. I’ve had the Samsung Chromebook 2 for a few weeks. 1920 x 1080 is just too many pixels for a 13.3″ screen. I want to buy the $330 version, why is it edu only?

    1. I don’t think its necessarily edu only. Past Chromebooks for edu any consumer could get, they were just marketed first towards edu. You should be able to find the $300 model in a few weeks

  5. I really am looking forward to a hands on review of this unit.
    It seems to hit all the marks.

  6. Looks great. The $300 looks like phenomenal value (try finding any 13 inch laptop with a 1920 screen for $300).

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