We begin our CES 2022 coverage with Acer’s three new Chromebooks and a special National Geographic Edition laptop. Founded in 1976, Acer is one of the world’s top ICT companies with a presence in more than 160 countries. They’ve been in the game for as long as there has been a game. Known for budget-friendly products for those seeking the best bang for their buck, Acer continues this legacy with the Chromebook Spin 513, Chromebook 315, Chromebook 314, and Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition laptop.
Acer Chromebook Spin 513 — Sleek Design with Productivity-Boosting VertiView Display
With a svelte design and a durable aluminum case, the new Acer Chromebook Spin 513 (CP513-2H) is the ideal Chromebook to take on the go for school, passion projects, work, and more. Powered by the new super-fast MediaTek Kompanio 1380 processor with eight cores for enhanced multitasking, it lets users stay productive all day with exceptional performance and up to 10 hours of battery life. A productivity-boosting VertiView 13.5-inch display with a 3:2 aspect ratio gives users 18% more vertical screen space so they can see more content before needing to scroll. Furthermore, the gorgeous display’s 2256×1504 resolution panel and 7.7 mm (0.3 in) narrow side bezels serve to highlight these visuals. Available in North America in June 2022 starting at $599.99
Acer Chromebook 315 — Large 15.6-inch Anti-Glare Display and OceanGlass Touchpad
Acer builds on its position as the industry leader in large-screen Chromebooks with the Acer Chromebook 315 (CB315-4H/T), bringing an affordable option to users seeking a device for smooth and effortless multitasking. This portable device keeps users connected, engaged and entertained from different areas of their home—or even while outdoors. The Acer Chromebook 315’s huge FHD IPS 15.6-inch display is anti-glare, so it can be enjoyed on the patio, balcony, or garden as well as throughout the home and office. Plus, an optional touch-screen display
allows for easy navigation, while the large keyboard has room for a dedicated numeric keypad, a bonus when working on home finances and schoolwork. On top of 10 hours of battery life, users will also appreciate two USB Gen 2 Type-C ports, one on each side, and the ability to easily transfer videos and photos thanks to a MicroSD card reader. The Acer Chromebook 315 features a unique eco-friendly OceanGlass™ touchpad which is made entirely out of the ocean-bound plastic waste that has been recycled into a glass-like texture, giving it sleek and responsive tactile feedback, contributing to the reduction of plastics adrift in the ocean. Available in North America in January 2022 starting at $299.99.
Acer Chromebook 314 — Budget-friendly and Portable with an OceanGlass Touchpad
Designed for students and families with school-age children, the Acer Chromebook 314 (CB314-3H/T) is powered by the latest Intel® processors for solid everyday performance and features MIL-STD 810H durability. Users can expect up to 10-hours of battery life, plenty long enough to make it through the entire school day, while Intel® Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) provides connectivity speeds up to 3x faster than Wi-Fi 5. The Acer Chromebook 314 provides an excellent remote-learning experience with two built-in microphones and a flare-reducing webcam with temporal noise reduction (TNR) technology for better video quality in low-light conditions. DTS Audio delivers full, high-quality, distortion-free sound. A pair of USB Type-C ports completes the package, offering users a convenient means to connect to a wide variety of peripherals. Available in North America in June 2022 starting at $299.99.
Acer Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition
The original Aspire Vero’s look is defined by the material blend used in its chassis, which consists of 30% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic and was carefully selected for its balance of durability, rigidity, and aesthetics. Yellow pigment dots contrast with this textured grey surface to give the laptop character. Opening the laptop reveals the iconic National Geographic yellow border, which has been printed directly onto the bottom right corner of the keyboard. In yellow print on the spacebar lies the message, “For Planet Earth.”
Powered by an 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processor with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics, the laptop’s lighter ecological footprint does not mean that it’s light on performance: It comfortably allows users to create, connect and collaborate. Users can enjoy Windows 11 right out of the box, while Wi-Fi 6 offers ultra-reliable connectivity. The user-experience is rounded out by a generous selection of ports, including USB Type-C and two USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A ports, one of which can be used to charge mobile devices even when the computer is turned off. The Acer Aspire Vero National Geographic Edition (AV15-51R) will be available in France in March, starting at EUR 899; and in China in January, starting at RMB 5,499.