Acer Introduces its First Chromebook Powered by Versatile AMD A-Series Processors with Radeon™ Graphics

 
LAS VEGAS (2019–01-06)
 

The Acer Chrome­book 315 boasts a 15.6-inch IPS dis­play and up to 10 hours of all-day bat­te­ry life for web brow­sing, office app­li­ca­ti­ons, or online gaming

Editor’s Sum­ma­ry

• New Acer Chrome­book 315 powe­red by revam­ped 7th Genera­ti­on AMD A6-9220C or A4-9120C pro­ces­sors with Rade­on gra­phics for smooth and respon­si­ve web expe­ri­en­ces; ide­al for work and enter­tain­ment with a stun­ning 15.6-inch dis­play
• Day-to-night bat­te­ry life for up to 10 hours1 of work, home­work and fun
• Immer­si­ve sound direc­ted upward through speakers sur­roun­ding the key­board; gre­at audio com­ple­ments the spa­cious dis­play for an immer­si­ve enter­tain­ment expe­ri­ence
• Two USB 3.1 Type-C ports on the Acer Chrome­book 315 — one on each side — make char­ging, data trans­fers and dis­play con­nec­tions con­ve­ni­ent

Acer today expan­ded its award-win­ning line of 15.6-inch Chrome­books with its first AMD-based Chrome­book, the Acer Chrome­book 315. Powe­red by 7th Gen AMD A6-9220C or A4-9120C pro­ces­sors with Rade­on gra­phics, it can speed through deman­ding apps, while run­ning mul­ti­ple tabs and exten­si­ons, all during a bat­te­ry life of up to 10 hours.

In addi­ti­on to supe­ri­or per­for­mance, the Acer Chrome­book 315 has a Full HD 15.6-inch IPS2 dis­play that is pro­duc­tivi­ty-boos­ting for work and school. It vibrant­ly dis­plays strea­ming video, web games and apps, and it’s avail­ab­le in touch-screen and non-touch con­fi­gu­ra­ti­ons (CB315-2HT/CB315-2H).

The 15.6-inch Chrome­book has been one of the cor­ner­stones of the Acer Chrome­book line,” said James Lin, Gene­ral Man­ger, Com­mer­ci­al and Detach­a­ble Note­books, IT Pro­duc­ts Busi­ness, Acer Inc. “The Acer Chrome­book 315 builds on the line’s core attri­bu­tes — a huge 15.6-inch dis­play, gre­at speakers and a sty­lish design — to now inclu­de new AMD pro­ces­sors and Rade­on gra­phics that will effort­less­ly power the gro­wing selec­tion of Chro­me and Andro­id™ apps that have been embraced by so many stu­dents, fami­lies and busi­ness users.”

Power­ful AMD A-Series Pro­ces­sors with Rade­on Gra­phics for Mul­ti­tas­king

The Acer Chrome­book 315 is powe­red by 7th Gen AMD A-Series pro­ces­sors with Rade­on gra­phics to pro­vi­de fast and effi­ci­ent com­pu­ting in two con­fi­gu­ra­ti­ons; eit­her fea­turing the AMD A6-9220C APU or A4-9120C APU in a sys­tem-on-chip design. The new AMD A-Series pro­ces­sors for Chrome­books enab­le custo­mers to stream video, run the latest apps, play web games and brow­se the Inter­net effort­less­ly for up to 10 hours1. Plus, the Acer Chrome­book 315 sup­ports mil­li­ons of Andro­id apps on Goog­le Play™ for enter­tain­ment, pro­duc­tivi­ty, con­nec­tivi­ty and more.

We are proud to expand AMD’s port­fo­lio of pro­duc­ts to inclu­de AMD-powe­red Chrome­books,” said Saeid Mosh­ke­la­ni, Seni­or Vice Pre­si­dent and Gene­ral Mana­ger, Cli­ent Com­pu­te, AMD. “The new Acer Chrome­book 315 powe­red by AMD A-series pro­ces­sors will allow con­su­mers to do more in less time while enjoy­ing some of the best Chrome­book expe­ri­en­ces. In part­nership with Goog­le and Acer, AMD-powe­red Chrome­books will deli­ver first-rate enter­tain­ment and pre­mi­um pro­duc­tivi­ty fea­tures, as well as best-in-class design to the Chrome­book mar­ket.”

Dis­play and Audio for Enter­tain­ment, Pro­duc­tivi­ty

The clear and vibrant 15.6-inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 dis­play is lar­ge enough for ope­ning brow­sers side-by-side, viewing strea­ming video in sharp detail, and play­ing web games. Custo­mers can be pro­duc­tive with more viewing real esta­te and the power to run mul­ti­ple tabs and apps. The IPS dis­play lets users easi­ly pre­sent sli­de shows and sha­re con­tent thanks to its wide 178-degree viewing angles. Even video chats can be sha­red. The HD web­cam has a wide 88-degree field-of-view to accom­mo­da­te groups. In addi­ti­on, audio and video are crys­tal clear thanks to high dyna­mic ran­ge ima­ging and the built-in micro­pho­ne.

Clear and crisp audio is the result of the Acer Chrome­book 315’s two full-sized upward-facing speakers that flank the key­board. The speakers sup­port high-defi­ni­ti­on audio and deli­ver enhan­ced volu­me and audio ran­ge.

The Acer Chrome­book 315’s lar­ge size means there’s also room for a full-sized, back­lit key­board on touch-screen models, and a lar­ge touch­pad.

Excel­lent Con­nec­tivi­ty and Sty­lish Por­ta­bi­li­ty

The design makes room for amp­le con­nec­tions on the Acer Chrome­book 315. 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 from whiche­ver side is most con­ve­ni­ent. It fea­tures fast WiFi 802.11ac wire­less fea­turing 2x2 MIMO tech­no­lo­gy. Custo­mers can con­nect peri­pherals via Blue­tooth 4.2, two USB 3.0 ports and the com­bo head­pho­ne and speaker jack.

The Acer Chrome­book 315 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 not only easy to use, but also easy to sha­re with mul­ti­ple users. Users sim­ply log into their Goog­le account to access Gmail, Goog­le Docs, apps, exten­si­ons, book­marks, and more. Chrome­books run on Google’s Chro­me OS plat­form that updates auto­ma­ti­cal­ly3 and uses mul­ti­ple levels of secu­ri­ty to guard against ever-chan­ging online thre­ats.

With the new Fami­ly Link app on Chrome­books, it’s easy for par­ents to set digi­tal ground rules as their kids are explo­ring the Inter­net. 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.

Pri­ce and Avai­la­bi­li­ty

The Acer Chrome­book 315 will be avail­ab­le with eit­her a touch screen dis­play (CB315-2HT) or non-touch dis­play (CB315-2H) with up to 8GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMC sto­rage. The new line will be avail­ab­le in North Ame­ri­ca in Febru­a­ry, star­ting at $279.99, and in EMEA in April, star­ting at €349.

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 .

1 Bat­te­ry life may vary depen­ding on model and con­fi­gu­ra­ti­on. Based on Goog­le power LoadT­est. (http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/testing/power-testing). 
Actu­al bat­te­ry life varies by model, con­fi­gu­ra­ti­on (inclu­ding sto­rage capa­ci­ty, RAM capa­ci­ty, pro­ces­sor in use, dis­play type and reso­lu­ti­on, etc.), app­li­ca­ti­ons, power manage­ment set­tings, ope­ra­ting con­di­ti­ons, and uti­li­zed fea­tures.
2 All brands and pro­duct names men­tio­ned her­ein inclu­de trade­marks of their respec­tive com­pa­nies and are used sole­ly to descri­be or iden­ti­fy the pro­duc­ts
3 Inter­net con­nec­tion requi­red.