The Acer Chromebook Spin 713 takes the company in a new direction. Acer has sold vast quantities of inexpensive, basic Chromebooks for school and home useâ€”and it announced a new one on Tuesday, at the companyâ€™s [email protected] virtual event: the $260 Chromebook Spin 311. In contrast the Chromebook Spin 713, also announced Tuesday, is a far fancier product that will have a starting price of $630 when it ships in the United States in July. An enterprise version will start at $1,100.Â Â
If you stopped reading there, you embody the big question about high-end Chromebooks: Whoâ€™s going to buy these things? Chromebooks gobbled up a fair chunk of the PC market by being simpler and super-cheap alternatives to Windows-based models. Some people are clearly ready for something a little betterâ€”the HP Chromebook x360 12b is selling well, for instance, at $360 on Adorama.