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Inspiring the modern classroom

Acer has unveiled a new premium laptop that is lightweight, durable and can last the entire school day with just a single charge.

The new Chromebook Spin 13 was unveiled during the Synnex Alliance 2019 event, held in Sydney in late February. It was unveiled alongside the new TravelMate X514, which is super lightweight, weighing less than 1kg.

“Not only are workplaces becoming less traditional, but the classroom is too. With the Australian EdTech market expected to grow to $1.7 billion AUD over the next 3 years, it’s an exciting time for education,” said Rod Bassi, Sales Director Oceania, Acer.

“As the leader in chromebooks, Acer has played a vital role in their adoption in education. The new Chromebook Spin 13 has a premium profile that provides a superior performance that delivers results.”

The Chromebook Spin 13 brings clear and crisp visuals with its 13.5-inch QHD display and 2256×1504 resolution. The laptop has a 178-degree viewing angle, providing the 3:2 aspect ratio display 18 per cent more vertical space compared to a regular 16:9 display. This means when viewing websites and documents, students will need less scrolling.

The Chromebook Spin 13 also has 10 hours of battery life and is equipped with the latest 8th Gen Intel Core processor. It is run on Google’s Chrome OS platform, which uses multiple levels of security to guard against online threats.

It has a Wacom EMR stylus with an elastomer tip, which provides a more natural writing experience with greater control. The laptop also has a pen garage on the base of the laptop to prevent it from being misplaced.

Featuring a dual USB 3.1 Type-C port, the Chromebook Spin 13 can transfer data quickly when connecting to an external display or for charging other devices. It also features a dual slot-antennae to provide fast and reliable 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi, while Bluetooth 4.2 delivers a convenient connection to peripherals.

The Corning Gorilla Glass NBT touchscreen provides a tougher display that is scratch resistant, while the Corning Gorilla Glass touchpad delivers smooth navigation and a slicker feel than regular plastic.

The IPS display allows students to easily present projects and share their screen with others around them due to the expansive viewing angles.

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