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New Chromebook Leaks With NVIDIA Chip

by Jacob Kleinman | June 20, 2014June 20, 2014 7:00 pm PDT

Acer announced a new Intel-powered Chromebook just a few months ago, but it looks the company could be beefing up its family yet again with a new NVIDIA-powered Chrome OS laptop. The Acer Chromebook CB5 leaked online on Friday courtesy of Swedish retailer Komplett, which offered a first peek at the alleged device.

The Acer Chromebook CB5 appears to offer some solid specs, including a quad-core Tegra K1 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a 13.3-inch HD display. Based on a handful of photos posted by¬†Komplett, the new laptop also packs a pair of USB ports, a headphone jack and an Ethernet port, all standard fare for this kind of device. We’re most interested in how the NVIDIA Tegra K1 will change things up, especially since Google recently held an event dedicated to its partnership with Intel for Chromebooks. NVIDIA is best known as a gaming company, so perhaps this device will have more gaming chops than other Chromebooks, though in general they aren’t built for that sort of thing.

There’s no word official word on pricing or availability, with Komplett claiming it could go on sale starting August 1. That’s not long after Google I/O, so maybe we’ll hear more about it then.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...