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Acer's new Chromebook aims highThe Spin 13 takes Chrome OS to premium places.
Acer has a handful of new consumer laptops, and most of them aim at the upper end of the market. The Chrome Book Spin 13 blows past most previous chrome books by including a new 8th gen Intel Core I3 or Core I5 processor. That's a big deal, as most pro books use lower end Celeron chips It also a has a 3x2 aspect ratio screen which is something that was the norm many years ago but is slowly coming back into fashion. Especially for people who work on a lot of documents and don't want a screen that's shaped like an HD TV. You'll also get a USB-C port, not often found in Chromebooks, and the promise of ten hours of battery life with a non-spin version of the Chromebook 13 as well, plus spin and non-spin versions of the Chromebook 15. But those are stuck with Pentium and Celeron processors. If you want something a little more Windows-y, the impressive-looking Swift 5 has a 15 inch screen, but weighs less than 2.2 pounds. Acer says it's made of an ultralight magnesium-lithium alloy. It also Follows the tiny vessel trend whose got a smaller footprint than most 15 inch laptops, and natural has it's [UNKNOWN] CPU. There's no price yet but Acer's positioning this as a very premium laptop. [MUSIC]