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Acer Announces Chromebook 13, Complete With 13.3 Inch Screen

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August 13, 2014

Acer Announces Chromebook 13, Complete With 13.3 Inch Screen

By Oliver VanDervoort
Contributing Writer

Acer (News - Alert) used to be known as the company you went to when you were looking for relatively good quality for cheap. These days, the company is trying to rebrand itself as a bit of a trend setter and has apparently decided that continuing to work with the Chromebook is one way to go about doing that. The company announced earlier this week that it was going to be rolling out the Chromebook 13 later this year.

This Chromebook is different than any others previously offered up thanks in large part to an NVIDIA (News - Alert) Tegra K1 mobile processor and the company’s first foray into a bigger screen. The Chromebook 13 will have a 13.3 inch display. Acer has already been known as one of the leaders in the Chromebook industry thanks to getting a 46.7 percent market share of Chromebooks.

The bigger screen, teamed with battery life that is said to be able to approach 13 hours, and a thin fanless design, makes this particular Chromebook one that could be quite attractive to consumers. As far as the look of the screen goes, Acer has said it will be rolling out two models. There will be one that comes complete with a full HD screen (1920x1080 resolution). There will also be a cheaper model that doesn’t have quite as sharp a picture, boasting 1366x768 resolution.

Acer has been working behind the scenes to up its image as well. The firm recently changed chairmen with company co-founder Stan Shih stepping down from that role.

There will actually be three variations of the netbook made available. The cheapest of the three will weigh in at $279.99, with another model priced at $299.99, and the most expensive coming in at $379.99.

Edited by Adam Brandt

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