After unveiling its new Chrome OS business notebooks in May, Acer has finally announced when the laptops will hit the market and how much they’ll cost. The new Chromebook 13 and Chromebook Spin 13 will be available for commercial customers starting in September. Both models feature an all-aluminum body, a 13.5-inch, 2256 x 1504 IPS display with 3:2 aspect ratio, and a Gorilla Glass touchpad.
Prices for the Chromebook 13, a traditional-style notebook, start at $649.99 for an Intel Core i3-powered entry configuration with 8GB of memory and 32GB of storage. For $100 more, customers can get an i5 processor. The Chromebook Spin 13 comes with a touchscreen and a 360-degree hinge so it can also be used as a tablet. The basic version, with an i3 processor, 8GB memory, and 64GB storage will be available for $749.99. The high-end configuration will cost $949.99, and comes with an i5, 16GB RAM, and 128GB storage.
With its new Chromebooks, Acer is targeting companies whose employees rely on cloud-based services. Compared to other Chromebooks, Acer’s new models are high-end when it comes to specs — and prices. Google’s own Pixelbook is currently available for $999, up from a recent sale price of $750.