Acer’s new 13-inch Chromebooks go on sale in September with prices starting from $649

Acer has just announced that the Chromebook 13 and Chromebook Spin 13 will become available in North America from September. Pricing starts from $649 for the regular Chromebook 13 and  $749 for the convertible Chromebook Spin 13. Both models are aimed at the business and education markets and feature an all-aluminum design with Full HD+ 13.5-inch displays. 

Both models feature a 13.5-inch IPS display with Full HD+ resolution (2256 x 1504) with 3.3-million pixels as well as a 3:2 aspect ratio that adds 18% more vertical space. Externally, the sand-blasted aluminum design features ‘diamond-cut’ effects and is said to be durable and comfortable to hold. The touchpad is made of Corning’s Gorilla Glass to aid smooth navigation.

Both models feature a USB 3.1 Type-C port on each side for charging, data transfers, or connecting to an external display. Acer claims that both models have up to 10-hour battery life. As you might expect, both the Chromebook 13 and Chromebook Spin 13 support Android apps via the Play Store. Both models are powered by a range of Intel processors and 8GB/16GB of RAM with 32GB/64GB/128GB of eMMC storage depending on which model you choose.

The Chromebook Spin 13 is able to flip its touch-screen display 360-degrees for use as a tablet, notebook, display or in tent-mode. The convertible Chromebook also features a Wacom EMR stylus that can be stored within the Spin 13 for safekeeping.

Specs and pricing:

Chromebook 13

  • The CB713-1W-36XR has an 8th Generation Intel Core i3-8130U processor, 8GB LPDDR3 memory and 32GB eMMC storage for $649.99
  • The CB713-1W-56VY has an 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U processor, 8GB LPDDR3 memory and 32GB eMMC storage for $749.99

Chromebook 13 Spin

  • The CP713-1WN-385L has an 8th Generation Intel Core i3-8130U processor, 8GB LPDDR3 memory and 64GB eMMC storage for $749.99
  • The CP713-1WN-55HT has an 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U processor, 8GB LPDDR3 memory and 64GB eMMC storage for $849.99
  • The CP713-1WN-59KY has an 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U processor, 16GB LPDDR3 memory and 128GB eMMC storage for $949.99

Let us know your thoughts on Acer’s Chromebook 13 and Chromebook Spin 13 in the comments below.

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About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).