5 Best Acer Chromebook Plus Devices to Gift Your Loved Ones

edited December 2023 in PC Tech

Hunting for that perfect holiday or Christmas present? Unwrap the future with a brand-new Acer Chromebook Plus. Tailored for the tech enthusiasts in your life, it will deliver blazing fast performance that pushes possibilities further.

What is Chromebook Plus?

Chromebook Plus is a revolutionary category of Chromebooks that provides powerful performance and advanced applications, catering to both productivity and creativity. Launched in October 2023, Chromebook Plus comes with powerful AI capabilities and built-in Google apps.

With double the performance of regular Chromebooks, these are the hardware specifications required to qualify for Chromebook Plus status:

  • CPU: Equipped with either Intel® Core™ i3 12th Generation or AMD Ryzen™ 3 5000 series or higher, ensuring strong processing power. 
  • RAM: Minimum 8 GB RAM to deliver smooth multitasking and performance for demanding applications. 
  • Storage: Minimum 128 GB storage capacity to allow ample space for files, apps, and creative projects. 
  • Web Camera: A minimum 1080p high-quality camera with Noise Reduction, ensuring clear video calls and content creation. 
  • Display: Full HD IPS display or better, providing sharp details and vibrant colors.

These Acer Chromebooks meet these stringent criteria and unlock enhanced features to optimize workflow and overall user experience.

1. Acer Chromebook Plus 515

The Acer Chromebook Plus 515 emerges as a powerhouse in this new arena, delivering a punch that's hard to ignore. Sporting a 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i3 Processor, it packs twice its peers' speed, memory, and storage. The expansive 15.6" Full HD display is a canvas for heightened productivity and immersive entertainment.

The Intel® Core™ i7 Processor takes center stage, elevating real-world computing experiences. Paired with AI-powered features, this Chromebook excels in clear video calls, backed by a 1080p webcam and smart noise cancellation. Google Photos integration with AI-powered Magic Eraser and HDR effects caters to the creative side of users crafting high-quality content.

The large-screen, narrow-bezel design enhances usability, while the optional touchscreen and backlit keyboard add opportunities for users.

The Chromebook Plus 515 is a storage beast, doubling capacity for uninterrupted work, even offline. The DTS® Audio and fast-charging battery ensure a 10-hour experience without recharging. This Chromebook is rugged with military-grade durability, promising worry-free usage.

Acer takes a green leap with recycled ocean-bound plastic in the OceanGlass™ touchpad and molded pulp packaging, aligning with an eco-conscious ethos.

Acer Chromebook Plus 515 Specs 

  • Chromebook Plus OS 
  • Intel® Core™ i3-1215U processor Hexa-core 1.20 GHz 
  • Intel® UHD Graphics shared memory 
  • 15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) 16:9 IPS 60 Hz 
  • 8 GB, LPDDR5 
  • 128 GB SSD

2. Acer Chromebook Plus 514

The Acer Chromebook Plus 514 is well-priced at $399.99 and delivers strong value and performance.

At its heart, it's powered by an AMD Ryzen™ 3 processor clocking a smooth 2.40 GHz for a snappy computing experience. The 14" LCD display, featuring ComfyView matte technology and In-plane Switching (IPS), provides a visually stunning experience with a 1920 x 1200 screen resolution and a 60 Hz refresh rate. The 45% NTSC Color Gamut brings depth and vibrancy to every image.

Equipped with 8 GB of LPDDR5X system memory and a 128 GB PCIe NVMe SSD, the Chromebook Plus 514 makes multitasking and rapid data access a sure thing. Enjoy strong connectivity with IEEE 802.11ax Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.1. 

The 1920 x 1080 front camera guarantees high-quality video calls, complemented by robust security features, including: 

  • H1 Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 
  • Privacy camera shutter

The 3.20 lb, ultra-slim (0.78" high) Kensington-secured Acer Chromebook Plus offers unmatched portability. Its Lithium-ion battery delivers 12 hours of on-the-go entertainment.

Acer Chromebook Plus 514 Specs 

  • Chromebook Plus OS 
  • AMD Ryzen™ 3 7320C processor Quad-core 2.40 GHz 
  • AMD Radeon™ Graphics shared memory 
  • 14" WUXGA (1920 x 1200) 16:10 IPS 60 Hz 
  • 8 GB, LPDDR5X 
  • 128 GB SSD

3. Acer Chromebook Spin 714

The Acer Chromebook Spin 714 redefines the Chromebook experience with a fusion of power, versatility, and sharp design. Priced at $999.99, this 2-in-1 Chromebook is a testament to Acer's innovative edge.

Equipped with a cutting-edge 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 Deca-core processor, it's a powerhouse at 1.70 GHz.

Visuals come alive on the 14" CineCrystal and IPS LCD display, offering crystal-clear 2560 x 1600 resolution and a 60 Hz refresh rate. Its touch screen adds a new dimension of interactivity.

The Spin 714 handles multitasking effortlessly with 8 GB RAM, while the 256 GB SSD ensures quick data access. Beyond performance, it's a connectivity wizard with:

  • Wi-Fi 6E 
  • Bluetooth 5.1 
  • Thunderbolt 4 compatible USB Type-C port

The 2.0 front camera, with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, enhances video calls, and a fingerprint reader offers enhanced security. A moisture-resistant touchpad and a white-backlit keyboard complete the design.

It's built for productivity on the move and is ultra-portable at 3.02 lbs. The Lithium Polymer battery promises 10 hours of endurance.

Acer's Spin 714 embraces sustainable responsibility, earning EPEAT certification. It has an Active Stylus and features a discrete H1 Trusted Platform Module (TPM) solution for extra security.

Acer Chromebook Spin 714 Specs

  • Chromebook Plus OS 
  • Intel® Core™ i7-1355U processor Deca-core 1.70 GHz 
  • Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics shared memory 
  • 14" WQXGA (2560 x 1600) 16:10 IPS 60 Hz Touchscreen 
  • 8 GB, LPDDR4X 
  • 256 GB SSD

4. Acer Chromebook Vero 514

The Acer Chromebook Vero 514 is a sophisticated, eco-conscious computing solution that blends performance with green responsibility flawlessly. Priced at $599.99, this Chromebook is a statement in sustainable tech.

Powered by an Intel® Core™ i5-1235U processor, it's engineered for efficiency and speed. The 14" LCD display, featuring In-plane Switching (IPS) Technology and LED Backlight, offers a vibrant visual experience with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a standard refresh rate of 60 Hz.

With 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD, the Chromebook Vero 514 excels in multitasking and rapid data access. Connectivity is safe with Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.1.

While the spotlight is on performance, this machine embraces an eco-friendly ethos with EPEAT certification, making it an environmentally conscious choice. The OceanGlass™ touchpad adds a unique feel for the user.

Ultra-light at just 3.09 lbs and slim in design, the Acer Chromebook Vero 514 is the epitome of portability and power. It offers 10 hours of battery life and robust security with a Discrete H1 Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and a Kensington lock. This Chromebook is not just a device; it's a commitment to sustainable computing without compromise.

Acer Chromebook Vero 514 Specs 

  • Chromebook Plus OS 
  • Intel® Core™ i5-1235U processor Deca-core 1.30 GHz 
  • Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics shared memory 
  • 14" Full HD (1920 x 1080) 16:9 60 Hz 
  • 8 GB, LPDDR4X 
  • 256 GB SSD 

5. Acer Chromebook 516 GE

In the new era of cloud gaming, the Acer Chromebook 516 GE integrates NVIDIA GeForce NOW with top-tier specifications. It's built for seamless, immersive gaming.

The vibrant 16-inch WQXGA display with a blazing 120Hz refresh rate with 2560 x 1600 resolution and 100% sRGB color gamut. The narrow bezels immerse you fully in the visuals.

Powered by an Intel® Core™ i5-1240P processor, 8 GB RAM, and a 256 GB SSD, this Chromebook is purpose-built for seamless, high-frame-rate cloud gaming.

An integrated RJ-45 2.5G Gigabit Ethernet LAN port provides high-bandwidth connections to support fast streaming while cloud gaming.

Immerse yourself in DTS® Audio and Smart Amplifier technology, ensuring distortion-free sound from the four speakers. Customizable through ChromeOS4, the RGB and Anti-ghosting Keyboard adds a personalized touch to your gaming setup, allowing you to conquer in style.

Embrace the vast universe of PC gaming with Steam6 on this Chromebook. Its top-tier specs provide seamless access to an extensive library of games, freeing you from the constraints of outdated hardware.

Stream effortlessly with the FHD flare-reducing webcam featuring temporal noise-reduction technology, providing clear visuals. The quad upward speakers and a dual-microphone array deliver high-quality audio output, enhancing your streaming experience.

Connectivity is never an issue with features like Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, HDMI, RJ-45 2.5G Gigabit Ethernet (2.5GbE) LAN port, dual USB 3.2 Type-C ports, and a USB 3.2 Type-A port, ensuring a fully immersive gaming setup.

As a limited-time bonus, every Acer Chromebook 516 GE purchase includes a 3-month free trial of cloud gaming, providing a taste of the promised experience.

Acer Chromebook Vero 516 GE Specs 

  • Chromebook Plus OS 
  • Intel® Core™ i5-1240P processor Dodeca-core 1.70 GHz 
  • Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics shared memory 
  • 16" WQXGA (2560 x 1600) 16:10 120 Hz 
  • 8 GB, LPDDR4X 
  • 256 GB SSD 

Imagine the smiles this Christmas when you unveil the Acer Chromebook Plus as a gift. These Chromebooks are perfect for gaming enthusiasts and everyday users, combining top-notch performance with dazzling visuals. Lightweight and versatile, they're ideal for anyone who values technology and can keep up with their dynamic lifestyle. 

Robert is a Taiwan-based writer and digital marketer at iamrobert design. He has a passion for helping people simplify their lives through tech.


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