Acer Boosts the Cloud Workplace with Two Chromebook Plus Enterprise Laptops

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Editor’s Summary:

  • New Acer Chromebooks deliver best-in-class management and security features coupled with the power, speed, and new AI capabilities that cloud-based organizations need.
  • Acer Chromebook Plus Enterprise 515 boasts a large 15.6-inch display and dedicated numeric keypad ideal for number-intensive applications; Convertible 2-in-1 Acer Chromebook Plus Enterprise Spin 514 ideal for mobile workforces that need the flexibility of notebook-to-tablet input in a compact chassis.
  • Both models offer Google AI-powered video call tools, access to files online or offline with File Sync, as well as efficiency-maximizing features including optional fingerprint readers, all encased in a military-grade durable aluminum chassis.

TAIPEI, May 31, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Acer today introduces two new Acer Chromebook Plus Enterprise laptops, both designed with powerful technology and Google AI capabilities that ensure businesses, their workforces and frontline employees are equipped with the latest technology to work in the cloud more efficiently and securely.

Both new Chromebook Plus Enterprise models – the Acer Chromebook Plus Enterprise 515 and Acer Chromebook Plus Enterprise Spin 514 – come with the business capabilities of ChromeOS unlocked, ensuring best-in-class security, simple management, flexible access, and enhanced administrative support, all coupled with double the speed, memory and storage[1]. The Acer Chromebook Plus Spin 514 (CP514-4HN) is also available for consumers or individuals.

“The new Acer Chromebook Plus Enterprise models bring the best of Google AI in ChromeOS to organizations to boost efficiency and collaboration among their workforce,” said James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, Acer Inc. “Organizations of all types, from corporate offices to small businesses, retail and healthcare need reliable, AI-enabled devices to power their workload, and these new Acer Chromebook Plus Enterprise laptops deliver all that and more.”

Powered by up to an Intel® Core 7 processor 150U[2] and equipped with up to 16 GB of LPDDR5X RAM, the systems deliver first-rate performance, heightened multitasking and generative AI capabilities to keep the cloud workforce, distributed teams and employees connected and working efficiently. Businesses and organizations can rely on ChromeOS, ensuring the secure and smooth running of legacy, enterprise and private apps. Plus, the Acer Chromebooks boost uptime with up to 10[2,3] hours of battery life and batteries with fast-charging capabilities[2].

Video Conferencing Support for Many Apps, with Google AI-powered Call Tools

Employees using their Acer Chromebook Plus Enterprise models for video conferencing can choose the app they prefer most, such as Zoom, Slack, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams, knowing they will look and sound their best thanks to the devices’ webcams with Acer’s Temporal Noise Reduction (TNR) for noise cancellation. Built-in Google AI-powered video call tools on ChromeOS automatically enhance clarity and lighting, further cancel noise, and blur backgrounds. Dual speakers and DTS® Audio complete the conferencing experience with high-quality, distortion-free sound.

Large, Productivity-Boosting Displays with Sturdy, Sustainable Design

The new Acer Chromebook Plus Enterprise 515 (CBE595-2/T) features a large 15.6-inch Full HD (1920×1080) display featuring IPS technology to ensure details in spreadsheets, graphics and photos are detailed and vibrant. The large display provides ample room for a dedicated numeric keypad on the keyboard, which gives employees in finance, retail, and service fields as well as in STEM disciplines an efficient way to input data.

Extremely portable at only 1.5 kg (3.31 lbs), the Acer Chromebook Plus Enterprise Spin 514’s (CPE594-1N) 14-inch WUXGA (1920×1200) display can be used in four different modes thanks to the device’s 2-in-1 convertible design. Its 360-degree hinges allow the Acer Chromebook Plus Spin 514 to transform from a traditional laptop to tablet mode for convenient touch input and notetaking via a USI active stylus[2,4] directly onto the display’s Antimicrobial Corning® Gorilla® Glass. 

Both new Acer Chromebook Plus Enterprise models feature a durable chassis that is MIL-STD 810H compliant and impact-resistant. Plus, they look professional on a desk for customer-facing settings, in retail environments, in meetings as well as on-the-go. They both feature the option for a backlit keyboard so productivity can continue in low-light conditions. Employees and cloud workers will stay connected with fast and reliable Wi-Fi 6E and can connect and charge devices via a wide selection of ports, including HDMI and dual USB Type-C ports.

The new Acer Chromebook Plus devices support the company’s Earthion mission, boasting several EPEAT registrations[5] as well as eco-friendly features such as the OceanGlass™ touchpad made of ocean-bound plastic waste. It contains recycled materials, sustainable packaging, and an energy-efficient design that meets Energy Star certification.

Acer Chromebook Plus Enterprise Laptops Ready for Business

The new Acer Chromebook Plus Enterprise models come ready with the built-in business capabilities of ChromeOS already unlocked, allowing IT departments and the workforces they support to onboard quickly with zero-touch enrollment, and stay productive with easy to manage device policies that simplify user experiences. ChromeOS protects people from security breaches, and bottom-line profitability from costly attacks with features such as cloud-based management, advanced security, and granular controls. Managing updates, insight reports and technical issues is easier with 24/7 Google support and ChromeOS troubleshooting assistance.

Chrome Education Upgrade for School Deployment, Management

The new Acer Chromebook Plus models are also available with Chrome Education Upgrade for seamless device management in schools. Chrome Education Upgrade helps administrators manage devices at scale and will offer admin policies to help manage all Chromebook Plus features. Administrators can also leverage Chrome Education Upgrade’s functional features such as zero-touch enrollment and 24/7 Google support.

Pricing and Availability

The Acer Chromebook Plus Enterprise 515 (CBE595-2/T) will be available in North America in June, starting at USD 649.99, and in EMEA in June, starting at EUR 579.

The Acer Chromebook Plus Enterprise Spin 514 (CPE594-1N) will be available in North America in August, starting at USD 749.99, and in EMEA in July, starting at EUR 679.

The Acer Chromebook Plus Spin 514 (CP514-4HN) will be available in North America in August, starting at USD 549.99, and in EMEA in July, starting at EUR 679.

Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via www.acer.com.

Visit Acer’s Media Center for product images and specifications, or visit the Acer Press Room to see all announcements.

Specifications

Name

Acer Chromebook Plus Enterprise 515

Model

CBE595-2/T

Operating System

ChromeOS with Chrome Enterprise Upgrade, ChromeOS with Chrome Education Upgrade, ChromeOS

Screen

15.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) Display with IPS Technology, LED-backlit TFT LCD, 16:9 Aspect Ratio, 100% sRGB, Optional Multi-Touch Support

Processors

Intel® Core™ 7 processor 150U

Intel® Core™ 5 processor 120U

Intel® Core™ 3 processor 100U

Intel® Core™ i5-1335U processor

Intel® Core™ i3-1315U processor

Graphics

Intel® Graphics, Intel Iris X Graphics eligible, Intel UHD graphics

Memory

Up to 16GB dual-channel LPDDR5X SDRAM or up to 8GB single channel LPDDR5X SDRAM; memory frequency up to 4800 MT/s

Storage

Up to 512 GB, PCIe Gen4, 16 Gb/s NVMe; 128 GB UFS

Camera

Full HD camera (1920 x 1080) with 1080p video at 60 FPS with Temporal Noise Reduction, Blue Glass Lens and Privacy Shutter; Dual-mic support

Audio

DTS Audio, dual stereo speakers

Ports

Two USB Type-C (supporting DisplayPort, USB charging), one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, HDMI 1.4

Battery, Battery life

53 Wh 3-cell Li-ion battery, fast charging; provides battery life up to 10 hours

Wireless and Networking

Wi-Fi 6E AX211 Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 5.2 or above

Features

Backlit keyboard, Numeric keypad, Optional fingerprint reader, OceanGlass touchpad

Dimensions

360.6 (W) x 238.4 (D) x 19.95 (H) mm [14.2 (W) x 9.39 (D) x 0.79 (H) inches]

Weight

1.68 kg (3.7 lbs.)

Durability

MIL-STD 810H

System Compliance

Energy Star, EPEAT registered

Name

Acer Chromebook Plus Enterprise Spin 514/ Acer Chromebook Plus Spin 514

Model

CPE594-1N/CP514-4HN

Operating System

ChromeOS with Chrome Enterprise Upgrade, ChromeOS with Chrome Education Upgrade, ChromeOS

Screen

14″ WUXGA (1920 x 1200) Display with IPS Technology, LED-backlit TFT LCD, 16:10 Aspect Ratio, 100% sRGB, Multi-Touch Support, Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass, USI Stylus support

Processors

Intel® Core™ 7 processor 150U

Intel® Core™ 5 processor 120U

Intel® Core™ 3 processor 100U

Intel® Core™ i5-1335U processor

Intel® Core™ i3-1315U processor

Graphics

Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics eligible

Memory

Up to 16 GB dual-channel LPDDR5X SDRAM or up to 8 GB single channel LPDDR5X SDRAM; memory frequency up to 4800 MT/s

Storage

Up to 128 GB, PCIe Gen 4, 16 Gb/s NVMe; 128 GB UFS

Camera

QHD camera (2560 x 1440 resolution) with 1440p video at 30 FPS with Temporal Noise Reduction, Blue Glass Lens and Privacy Shutter; Dual-mic support; or
Full HD camera (1920 x 1080 resolution) with 1080p video at 60 FPS with Temporal Noise Reduction, Blue Glass Lens and Privacy Shutter; Dual-mic support

Ports

Two USB Type-C (supporting DisplayPort, USB charging), one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, HDMI 1.4

Audio

DTS Audio, dual stereo speakers

Battery, Battery life

53 Wh 3-cell Li-ion battery, fast charging; provides battery life up to 10 hours

Wireless and Networking

Wi-Fi 6E AX211 Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 5.2 or above

Features

Backlit keyboard, Fingerprint reader, OceanGlass touchpad

Dimensions

319.9 (W) x 229.9 (D) x 20.9 (H) mm [12.59 (W) x 9.05 (D) x 0.82 (H) inches]

Weight

1.5 kg (3.31 lbs)

Durability

MIL-STD 810H

System Compliance

Energy Star, EPEAT Gold

About Acer 
Founded in 1976, Acer is one of the world’s top ICT companies with a presence in more than 160 countries. As Acer evolves with the industry and changing lifestyles, it is focused on enabling a world where hardware, software and services will fuse with one another, creating ecosystems and opening up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike. Acer’s 7,700 employees are dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of products and solutions that break barriers between people and technology. Please visit www.acer.com for more information.

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[1] When compared to top-selling Chromebooks from July 2022 to Dec 2022.

[2] Specifications of this device may vary depending on model and/or region.

[3] Battery life may vary depending on model and configuration. Based on Google power LoadTest. Actual battery life varies by model/configuration.

[4] Stylus is sold separately.

[5] EPEAT® registration varies by country. See http://www.epeat.net/ for the registration status for each country.

 

 

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