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News: Acer Chromebook 516 GE

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Acer is renowned for its phenomenal products. Consequently, gamers flock to purchase their high-end PC, laptops, and peripherals. However, I wouldn’t associate this brand with a Chromebook specifically designed for gaming. Well, that is until now as the Acer Chromebook 516 GE has been announced.

This tech-heavy goliath will impress the gaming community thanks to its powerful processor, 120Hz display, and RGB keyboard. What’s more, it has DTS audio, and it supports the highest tier of NVIDIA’s GeForce Now, Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta), and Amazon Luna. Consequently, if you want a portable and user-friendly cloud gaming monster, then look no further.

An editor’s summary about the Acer Chromebook 516 GE

  • The Acer Chromebook 516 GE is powered by 12th Gen Intel ® Core ™ processors and supports the highest performance tier of NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW game-streaming service. 
  • Cloud gamers are enveloped with vibrant and immersive visuals on the high-resolution WQXGA (2560×1600) IPS display with a fast 120Hz refresh rate, RGB keyboard with anti-ghosting technology, and advanced DTS audio.
  • Access to the latest full PC and console games such as Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Cyberpunk 2077 on NVIDIA GeForce NOW, and Devil May Cry 5 on Amazon Luna.

Why a Chromebook?

Chromebooks are loved by academics, students, and those who work on the move. However, now it is time to focus on the entertainment market. Accordingly, this is where the Acer Chromebook 516 GE comes into play. You get all the benefits from a standard machine, but all the power from a high-end rig. On top of this, the cloud gaming service makes it particularly streamlined and easy to use. Simply choose from 1000+ titles and enjoy a hassle-free and high-fidelity experience.

So, why pick this device over other gaming machines? Well, the display will be vivid, crisp, and unbelievably smooth. Furthermore, the 12th Gen Intel Core i7 “P-series” processor offers responsive performance and fantastic video decoding technology. Alongside this, you get a whopping 16GB LPDDR4X RAM and up to 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD storage.

What about the keyboard and connectivity?

Like many pro gaming keyboards from ROCCAT and SteelSeries, the Acer Chromebook 516 GE has an ultra-responsive setup. It features a fully RGB rig with anti-ghosting technology. Consequently, you’ll register fast and accurate keystrokes to stay ahead of the game. This is matched by the 120Hz high-resolution WQXGA (2560×1600) IPS display. This fast refresh rate combined with the awesome keyboard makes this an amazing device for FPS titles.

Connectivity may be a concern, but worry not. Thanks to the RJ-45 2.5G Gigabit Ethernet LAN port, you’ll enjoy an uninterrupted cloud gaming experience. Moreover, the Chromebook features the latest connectivity ports for connecting to larger displays and more, including dual USB Type C, USB Type A, HDMI, and Bluetooth 5.2 enabling wire-free accessory connections. Finally, battery life is just as important when gaming on the move! Fortunately, the large 9-hour battery life [1] keeps you playing with no worries.

What is the cost and availability of the Acer Chromebook 516 GE

If you purchase an Acer Chromebook 516 GE, you’ll be able to jump right into the action. You’ll get full access to PC and console games via the Everything button. What’s more, extra games and bundles will be added to increase the value of this attractive arrangement. 

In addition, to support gaming on ChromeOS, Google is providing for a limited time 3 months of free access to NVIDIA GeForce NOW’s highest performance tier, and Amazon Luna [2]. Accordingly, everyone can try out the phenomenal cloud gaming experience at no extra cost. 

The Acer Chromebook 516 GE will be available in the United States in October starting at USD 649.99; in EMEA in December starting at EUR 999.

Exact specifications, prices, and availability will vary by region. To learn more about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office via www.acer.com

[1] Battery life may vary depending on the model and configuration. Based on Google power_LoadTest. (http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/testing/power-testing). Actual battery life varies by model, configuration (including storage capacity, RAM capacity, processor in use, display type and resolution, etc.), applications, power management settings, operating conditions, and utilised features.

[2] US market only. 

Daniel Waite
Daniel Waite
My gaming career started on an Amiga and spans many consoles! Currently, I game using an MSI laptop and Xbox Series X. A fan of every genre, I love to give anything a go. Former editor and reviewer for www.bonusstage.co.uk, I'm loving my new home here at Movies Games and Tech. I can be contacted for gaming reviews on the following email: Daniel@moviesgamesandtech.com

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