Acer Introduces its First AMD-based Chromebook in Partnership with Google


The new line will be released in North America in February, starting at $279.99, and in EMEA in April, starting at €349.

Acer,has recently announced its first AMD-based Chromebook,Acer Chromebook 315,with an aim to expand its line of 15.6-inch Chromebooks.

It is powered by 7th Gen AMD A6-9220C or A4-9120C processors with Radeon graphics, and boasts a 15.6-inch IPS display and up to 10 hours of all-day battery life.

It will be available in touch-screen and non-touch configurations (CB315-2HT/CB315-2H) with up to 8GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMC storage.

As per the company, the Acer Chromebook 315 supports millions of Android apps on Google Play™ for entertainment, productivity, connectivity and more.

James Lin, General Manger, Commercial and Detachable Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. has said that the 15.6-inch Chromebook has been one of the cornerstones of the Acer Chromebook line.

Key features

The IPS display,its wide 178-degree viewing angles in Acer Chromebook 315 allows users to easily present slide shows and share content.The HD webcam has a wide 88-degree field-of-view to accommodate groups. In addition, high dynamic range imaging and the built-in microphone makes audio and video crystal clear.

It also comes with two full-sized upward-facing speakers that flank the keyboard.

There are two USB Type-C Gen 1 ports-one on each side of the device -to allow fast data transfers, charging and display output. It also features fast WiFi 802.11ac wireless featuring 2×2 MIMO technology.

Customers can connect peripherals via Bluetooth 4.2, two USB 3.0 ports and the combo headphone and speaker jack.

It also features a stylish IMR top cover and palm rest that are durable and light enough for moving around the home or office. It weighs 1.72 kg (3.79 pounds) while measuring 380.54 W x 256.28 D x 19.95 H mm (14.98 W x 10.09 D x 0.79 H inches).

Easy to Share and Manage, Especially for Parents

The new Acer Chromebook 315 is also easy to share with multiple users. By simply logging into Google account, users can access Gmail, Google Docs, apps, extensions, bookmarks, and more.

In addition,  parents can set daily screen time limits, customize the list of websites and apps their children can use, and even manage their child’s Google account and remotely lock supervised accounts on the Acer Chromebook 315.

The new line will be released in North America in February, starting at $279.99, and in EMEA in April, starting at €349.