Dick DeBartolo, The Giz Wiz

Episode 1491 (1:58:24)

Dick DeBartolo

From GizWiz.Biz - Acer Chromebook Spin 15 – 1st 15-inch Chrome convertible powered by a choice of 3 Intel processors, from two dual-core Celeron chips to a quad-core Pentium CPU. There's also a choice of 4GB to 8GB of memory and 32GB to 64GB of eMMC storage. A higher than before 13 hours of battery life was also announced. There's USB-A & USB-C and a microSD card reader. The Acer Chromebook 15 series starts at $349 and the 360 degree SPIN version adds $100 ($449) in stores and online, coming this July.

And there's also the new Chromebook Tab 10, which Acer says is the 1stChrome OS Tablet for education. With a 9.7” 2048 x 1536 IPS display the Chromebook Tab 10 has a 1600 x 1200 webcam on the front and a second cam on the back. There's a headphone jack at the top with a type-C power input at the bottom. At the bottom left corner is the parking spot the included Wacom EMR stylus. Weight is 1.2 pounds. Inside is an OP1 processor and graphics card with 32GB of eMMC storage, 4GB of RAM with a 9 hour battery life according to Acer. The price should be about $330, but it's being pitched for the education market, so it make not show up in stores right away.

I also saw the 13.5” Chrome Spin 13 an IPS touchscreen version with 3:2 ratio, the first-ever Chromebook with Intel's 8th generation processors. An Acer spokesperson told me that their aimed for the business market. The Chromebook Spin 13 available with 8th-gen Intel Core i3 or i5 CPUs and up to 16GB of RAM. Storage can be 32GB, 64GB or 128GB. (Resolution of 2256x1504), all-metal chassis, and a built-in Wacom stylus. Price and delivery dates for the 13” business models were not available at the time, but mostly likely will be a Fall 2018 entry.

Find out more about the new Acer Chromebooks at acer.com