Acer launches AMD powered Chromebook 315 for $279

Acer announced the global launch of Chromebook 315, a 15.6-inch Chromebook powered by 7th Gen AMD A6-9220C or A4-9120C processors with Radeon graphics – targeting work and school customers.

Acer Chromebook 315 promises a battery life of up to 10 hours.

It’s available in touch-screen and non-touch configurations (CB315-2HT/CB315-2H).

The Acer Chromebook 315 either features the AMD A6-9220C APU or A4-9120C APU. The AMD A-Series processors enable customers to stream video, run the latest apps, play web games and browse the Internet for up to 10 hours.

Acer Chromebook 315 supports millions of Android apps on Google Play for entertainment, productivity, connectivity and more.

Acer Chromebook 315 has a Full HD 1920 x 1080 display.

The IPS display lets users present slide shows and share content due to its wide 178-degree viewing angles. User can share video chats. The HD webcam has a wide 88-degree field-of-view to accommodate groups.

Acer Chromebook 315 has two USB Type-C Gen 1 ports — one on each side of the device — to allow data transfers, charging and display output.

Acer said It features WiFi 802.11ac wireless featuring 2×2 MIMO technology. Customers can connect peripherals via Bluetooth 4.2, two USB 3.0 ports and the combo headphone and speaker jack.

The Acer Chromebook 315 weighs 1.72 kg (3.79 pounds) while measuring 380.54 W x 256.28 D x 19.95 H mm (14.98 W x 10.09 D x 0.79 H inches).

The Acer Chromebook 315 will be available with either a touch screen display (CB315-2HT) or non-touch display (CB315-2H) with up to 8GB of RAM and 32GB of eMMC storage. The new line will be available in North America in February, starting at $279.99, and in EMEA in April, starting at EUR349.