Nvidia powers Acer’s new Chromebook with 13-hour battery life


Gigaom

Step aside, Samsung, there’s another ARM chip ready to power Chromebooks, and Nvidia(s nada) has it. The chip-maker’s silicon is powering new 13-inch Acer Chromebooks(s goog) with a starting price of $279. The product is almost a double jab at Samsung which, up to now, has supplied most of the processors in ARM-powered Chromebooks: Recent data suggests Acer has taken the overall Chromebook sales crown away from Samsung.

Acer Chromebook 13

For $279, you’ll get a configuration akin to what Acer’s Intel-powered(s intc) Chromebooks offer today: a 1366 x 768 display, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal flash storage, along with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a trio of USB ports and one HDMI out port. Bump your budget up to $299 and that 720p display is replaced with a 1920 x 1080 panel. For $379, the full HD model gets double the memory and storage: 4 GB of RAM and…

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