While we sit around dreaming of what we'll see with the Pixelbook 2, Acer's got a few new Chromebooks for us to check out in the form of the Chromebook 15, Chromebook Spin 15, Chromebook 13, and Chromebook Spin 13.
The 13-series Chromebooks are actually the more powerful of the bunch, so let's start there. Both come with 13.5-inch 2256 x 1504 IPS displays with a 3:2 aspect ratio, but the Chromebook Spin 13 comes with a 2-in-1 design that allows you to flip the keyboard back and use it like a tablet. There's also Wacom stylus support if you're into that sort of thing.
Powering the Chromebook 13/Spin 13 is your choice between 8th-generation Intel Core i3 or i5 processors (non-North American markets also have Pentium and Celeron configs for the 13). The 13 comes with 8GB RAM and 32GB of eMMC storage while the Spin 13 offers 8GB/16GB RAM and 64GB/128GB of eMMC storage.
As for ports, you'll find two USB 3.1 Type-C ones, a full-sized USB 3.0 Type-A, and a microSD card slot.
Moving over to the Chromebook 15 and Spin 15, these actually have less impressive specs than the two 13-inch models. Go figure.
The screen for both models measures in at 15.6-inches with a 1920 x 1080 IPS panel. The processor selection includes two Intel Celeron options and one Pentium chip, you can get up to 8GB RAM, and you've got a choice between 32GB and 64GB of eMMC storage. The port selection is the same as the 13 series.
As for pricing and availability, Acer has confirmed that the Chromebook 13 will start at $649.99 while the Chromebook Spin 13 will be $749.99. Sales for both machines will begin in the U.S. starting in September.
The $349 Chromebook 15 has yet to make its way to the U.S., but the Chromebook Spin 15 is available now for $449.
Updated August 2, 2018: Updated with new pricing and availability info.
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