Acer expands the Chromebook line powered by AMD processors with Chromebook 315

Aurel Dragan 09/01/2019 | 14:33

Acer announces the expansion of the range of 15.6-inch Chromebooks powered by AMD processors with Chromebook 315. Equipped with 7th generation AMD A6-9220C or A4-9120C graphics from Radeon, the laptop can run demanding applications, while running multiple tabs and extensions, all during a battery life of up to 10 hours.

In addition to superior performance, the new Acer Chromebook 315 has a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display that increases office productivity or school productivity. It delivers vibrant streaming video, games and applications, available in touch-screen and non-touch configurations (CB315-2HT / CB315-2H).

“The new 15.6-inch Chromebook was one of the cornerstones of the Acer Chromebook line,” said James Lin, General Manager, Commercial and Detachable Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “The Acer Chromebook 315 is based on the main features of the range – a 15.6-inch wide screen, excellent speakers and sleek design – plus the new AMD processors and Radeon graphics to support the growing selection of Chrome and Android applications , so preferred by so many students, families and business users.”

Powerful AMD A series processors with Radeon graphics for multitasking

The Acer Chromebook 315 is equipped with Radeon 7 Series AMD A Series graphics processors to deliver two fast and efficient configurations: with the AMD A6-9220C or the A4-9120C, in a system-on-chip design. The new AMD Series A Chromebook processors allow users to stream video, run the latest apps, play web games, and effortlessly surf the Internet for up to 10 hours1. Additionally, the Acer Chromebook 315 supports millions of Android apps on Google Play for entertainment, productivity, connectivity and more.

“We are proud to expand our AMD product portfolio to include AMD-equipped Chromebooks,” said Saeid Moshkelani, senior vice president and general manager, AMD’s Compute Customer. “The new Acer Chromebook 315, equipped with the AMD A processors, will allow users to do more in less time while enjoying the best Chromebook experience. In partnership with Google and Acer, Chromebooks powered by AMD technology will deliver premium entertainment and productivity features as well as top design.”

Display and audio for entertainment and productivity

The clear and vibrant 15.6-inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 display is large enough to open parallel browsers to watch streaming video and play web games. Users can be productive with multiple viewing properties and with the ability to run multiple tabs and applications. The IPS display allows users to easily view presentations and share content with 178-degree viewing angles. Even video chats can be shared. The HD web camera has a wide viewing angle of 88 degrees to accommodate numerous groups. In addition, sound and video are clear due to the HDR quality and the built-in microphone.

The clear and pleasant sound is the result of the two large, upward-facing speakers of the Acer Chromebook 315, which flank the keyboard. The speakers support high definition audio and offer enhancements to audio volume and quality.

The large size of the Acer Chromebook 315 laptop means there is also space for a large keyboard, with back-lighting on touch-screen models and a large touchpad.

The design makes extensive connections on the Acer Chromebook 315 laptop. There are two Type-C Gen-1 USB ports, one on each side of the device, to allow fast data transfers, charging and display output from the most convenient part. It has 802.11ac wireless standard with MIMO 2×2 technology. Users can connect peripherals via Bluetooth 4.2, two USB 3.0 ports and the headphone and speaker combo jack.

The Acer 315 Chromebook has an elegant case and weighs 1.72 kg with dimensions of 380.54 L x 256.28 A x 19.95 mm.

Easy to administer, especially for parents

The new Acer Chromebook 315 is not only easy to use but also easy to share with multiple users. They simply connect to their Google account to access Gmail, Google Docs, apps, extensions, bookmarks, and more. Chromebooks run on Google Chrome which automatically updates and uses multiple levels of security to protect against ever-changing online threats.

With the new Family Link app on your Chromebook, it’s easy for parents to set up digital rules as their kids explore the Internet. Parents can set daily usage limits, customize the list of websites and apps that kids can use, and even manage their child’s Google account or remotely block the supervised accounts on the Acer Chromebook 315 laptop.

The Acer Chromebook 315 will be available in touch screen (CB315-2HT) or non-touch screen (CB315-2H) with up to 8GB of RAM and 32GB eMMC storage. The new range will be available in EMEA since April at prices starting at EUR 349.

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