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Acer’s new flagship Chromebook is the all-aluminum Spin 713

Acer’s newest Chromebook is the Chromebook Spin 713, the company’s replacement for the Spin 13 laptop from 2018. This is a premium, aluminum 2-in-1 that sports a 10th-gen Intel processor and starts at $ 629.99.

The specs include a 13.5-inch, 2256×1504 IPS LCD touchscreen with a 3:2 aspect ratio, a 10th-gen Intel processor, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 256GB of SSD (NVMe or eMMC) storage, and “10 hours” of battery life. At the baseline $ 629.99 price, you’ll get an Intel i5-10210U processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB eMMC SSD.

The touchscreen and trackpad both get Gorilla Glass covers, and the hinge flips a full 360 degrees. On the sides, you get two USB-C ports, a full-size HDMI port, a headphone jack, a USB 3 Type-A port, and a MicroSD card reader. Both USB-C ports support charging, 5Gbps transfers, and DisplayPort of USB-C. There’s a backlit keyboard, bottom stereo speakers, dual-band Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5. The laptop is 16.8mm thick and weighs 1.37 kg (3.02 lbs).

Acer promises that the all-aluminum chassis is somewhat durable, saying “the reinforced design and shock-absorbing bumper can survive drops from heights of up to 122 cm (48 inches) and withstand up to 60 kg (132 pounds) of downward force.

The laptop launches in North America in July. Meanwhile, the version that comes to Europe, the Middle East, and Africa in June will cost €699.

Listing image by Acer

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Tech – Ars Technica

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