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’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.
When it comes to great displays paired with high-end performance, the Acer Chromebook Spin 13 is definitely a top-three contender. Normally priced at $899.99, you can nab this 2-in-1 convertible Chromebook for $699.99.
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.
The Acer Chromebook Spin 13 with Core i5, 8 GB of memory and 128 GB of storage is a beast of a 2-in-1, normally priced at $899. I thought it was a great device for that price, but for some reason, Amazon is offering it for $699.
The Asus Chromebook Flip C302 is a great device but it’s getting long in the tooth. Asus stepped up two processor generations, improved and made the display larger with 5mm bezels in the new Chromebook C434, which could be a hit if the price is right.
The $899 Acer Chromebook Spin 13 that impressed me when I reviewed it can be had for $749 at Amazon, although the deal is likely to be a short-term opportunity. This is a powerful 2-in-1 Chromebook that can handle nearly any task for business or fun.
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.
With newer, more powerful processors, extra screen real estate and a lower price point than the Pixelbook, Acer’s Chromebook Spin 13 is ideal for power users or enterprise customers, minus a few small nits.
Thinking about buying a Pixel Slate? These two key factors should be driving the purchase decision process because you’re paying a premium for portability and performance.
The competent Acer Chromebook Spin 13 looks like a nice option when compared to the Pixelbook and with lower prices for similar configurations up to 16GB of memory.