Acer recently announced the addition of four new Chromebooks to its lineup, but unfortunately only one is definitely headed for Australia. Two will not be available in Australia and one with local pricing and availability not yet announced. So… good news, right? The model arriving in Australia is the Chromebook Spin 713.
Fortunately, this is an impressive little powerhouse capable of delivering a lot to users. The specs are right there, offering an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 driving a 13.5-inch display (2256 x 1504 resolution). You shouldn’t struggle for connectivity with a few Thunderbolt 4 ports to cover all your needs, from power to data and video output.
For home use, the 713 will be very capable of consuming media thanks to DTS Audio and amplifier to minimize sound distortion even at higher volume. The convertible form factor also lends itself to easy media consumption in a variety of locations.
If you’re worried about carrying it around on a daily basis and its durability, there isn’t much to worry about. The aluminum chassis is built to withstand, providing military-grade durability and security via a fingerprint reader. It weighs 1.37kg – not super light, but not as heavy as some – and measures just 16.9mm, making it a good portable option.
Perhaps the only potential downside for heavy users is the 10 hours of battery life which may not last all day. A 30-minute quick charge (use your lunch break wisely) will save you around four hours of extra use, so as long as you’re not out of the way all day, you’re good to go.
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Pricing for the Chromebook Spin 713 has yet to be announced, but we do know we’ll see them in Australia in the fourth quarter of this year.