The just announced Acer Chromebook R13 is both the first Mediatek Chromebook and the first 64-bit ARM Chromebook thanks to its Mediatek MT8173(c) quad core processor with two ARM Cortex-A72 cores, and two ARM Cortex-A53 cores. The Chromebook is also fitted with a 13.3″ touchscreen display, 4 GB RAM, and up to 64GB internal storage.
- SoC – Mediatek M8173C quad core processor with 2x ARM Cortex A72 cores, 2x ARM Cortex A53 cores, and a PowerVR GX6250 GPU
- System Memory – 4GB LPDDR3 RAM
- Storage – 16, 32 or 64 GB eMMC flash
- Display – 13.3″ touchscreen IPS display; 1920×1080 resolution; 10-point touch; 360-degree hinge design
- Audio – Integrated microphone, dual built-in speakers, microphone and headphone jacks
- Video Output – HDMI
- Camera – HD webcam (1280×720 resolution) with HDR and 720p HD audio/video recording
- Wireless Connectivity – 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0
- USB – USB 3.0 port, USB type C port for data, video, and power
- Battery – Up to 12 hours of battery life
- Dimensions – 326 x 228 x 15.5 mm
- Weight – 1.49kg
The Chromebook will also support Android Apps via Google Play Store (WIP). The 360-degree hing will allow you to use your Chromebook as a “ChromePad”/”ChromeBlet”, or “ChromeTent” as show in the picture below.
Acer Chromebook R13 will sell for $399 and up in North America, and in Europe, Middle East and Africa zone for 399 Euros and up starting in October.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.