Pricing and availability information for Acer's latest Chromebook 13 and Chromebook Spin 13, unveiled back in May, have finally been officially revealed by the company. Customers in the U.S. and Canada will be able to purchase either beginning in September. As might be expected, pricing is set a bit higher for the business-ready versions of the two Chrome OS devices to match the more robust hardware. There are a total of three configurations available for the Acer Chromebook Spin 13, in terms of processor, RAM, and storage. The entry-level device is sold as model number CP713-1WN-385L and features the latest Intel Core i3-8130U processor, 8 GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. Depending on the buyer’s region, that will sell for $749.99 ( $1,029.99 CAD). Bumping up from that, the mid-range model – CP713-1WN-55HT – is sold with identical storage and memory but features Intel's Core i5-8250U processor for $849.99 ($1,149.99 CAD). The last of the Chromebook Spin 13 models, designated as the CP713-1WN-59KY, will retail at $949.99 ($1,299.99 CAD). It packs the same processor as the mid-range model but RAM and storage are boosted to 16GB and 128GB, respectively.
For the Acer Chromebook 13's business edition, two configurations are sold under the “CB713-1W” model number. The first of those is the 36XR, which will feature an Intel Core i3-8130U processor, 8GB of memory, and 32GB of space inside for files, apps, and more. Pricing for that setup will be recommended by Acer at $649.99 ($899.99 CAD). The final version is designated and sold under the model number 56VY and costs $749.99 ($1029.99 CAD). RAM and storage space remain identical to the more affordable take on the Chromebook 13 but the processor is quite a bit better. The more expensive Acer Chromebook 13 ships with Intel’s Core i5-8250U processor on board.
Each of Acer’s latest enterprise-level offerings in the Chrome OS sphere ships with a 13.5-inch Full HD+ display panel at 2256 x 1504 resolution, with a 3:2 aspect ratio. As denoted by the naming conventions of the manufacturer, the ‘Spin’ also includes a 360-degree hinge to enable tablet, tent, and laptop modes during use. That also ships with a Wacom EMR pen stylus for accurate note-taking, sketching, and other markups. The pen is stored in-body to reduce the chances that it will be lost or misplaced. Both variations feature two USB Type-C ports for charging, data transference, and more, in addition to 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2. Battery life comes in at a claimed 10-hours of use. Each also features a full aluminum frame and Gorilla Glass touchscreen for added durability.