With Google not considering Intel’s newest processors for Chromebooks yet, the next Pixelbook, aka: Atlas, won’t likely offer more, if any, performance than from currently available high-end devices. So why wait?
Acer Chromebook 13
Acer’s Next press event is scheduled for April 11 where the company is expected to announce new Chromebooks for 2019. Last year’s event saw the Acer Chromebook Tab 10 and four other Chromebooks.
The Pixelbook and four other fairly new Chromebooks have the special flag to enable GPU acceleration, making these the first to get the new feature for Linux. This should bring the Android emulator and improved gaming capabilities to Project Crostini.
Following up on its 2-in1 Chromebook Spin 13, the non-tablet model is now appearing on Acer’s website. Expect to pay $100 less than the Spin version for the Acer Chromebook 13, which is packed with a powerful processor and a generous amount of memory.
Announced in May, Acer today said its newest high-end Chromebooks with 8th-gen Intel chips will be available in September: Chromebook 13 starts at $649.99 while the base Chromebook Spin 13 is $749.99
Today at 11am ET, Acer will introduce a pair of new Chromebooks for business with 13.5-inch FHD+ displays. The Spin 13 has a 360-degree hinge, touchscreen and built in stylus for note-taking.