The processor diversity on the best Chromebooks has expanded nicely over the last year, with Ryzen processors arriving on the ThinkPad C13 and the Snapdragon 7c first announced for Chromebooks last October. We’ve been waiting on the Acer Chromebook Spin 513 for a solid six months now, with some questioning if the model had been canceled after the silent delays surrounding its release.
Now, the wait is over for the Acer Chromebook Spin 513, and while there’s generally a lot to like about this laptop, what makes it unique also makes it a liability for at least the next few months: it’s using a budget processor that’s not fully optimized yet. In short, the Acer Chromebook Spin 513 is a perfectly fine laptop being held back by its chipset.
At a glance
Acer Chromebook Spin 513
Bottom line: The first Chromebook with the Snapdragon 7c processor…