The 2022 Acer Chromebook Spin 514 is one of the more affordable 2-in-1 laptops out there. Right now, the Acer Chromebook Spin 514 is on sale for $399 at Best Buy. It normally costs $549, so that's $150 in savings and one of the lowest prices we've seen for this Acer laptop.
If you're looking for a budget laptop that doesn't skimp on performance, this Chromebook deal is for you.
Acer's Chromebook Spin 514 packs AMD's Ryzen 5000 series processing power for multitasking. The laptop's 360-degree convertible hinge configures into several modes. Conveniently present or share your screen for collaborative projects even when space is limited. The laptop on sale features a 14-inch (1920 x 1080) touch display, 3.0-GHz AMD Ryzen 3 5125C dual-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Acer rates the Spin 514's battery life at 10 hours.
In our Acer Chromebook 514 Spin hands-on review, we were impressed by its military-grade durability and 1080p webcam. Featuring temporal noise reduction technology and a blue glass filter, it produces clearer images and minimizes light flares. Our reviewer's self portrait was sharp and had no visual noise despite being taken in a low-light environment. During real-world use, the Chromebook Spin 514 was a joy to type on given its excellent key travel. Our reviewer heard a satisfying click with every actuation.
In terms of design, the Chromebook 514 has a couple of things going for it. First of all, it's fanless which means it runs silent even during heavy tasks. Secondly, it's military-grade durable which means it can withstand extreme conditions.
At 3 pounds and 0.7 inches thin, the Spin 514 is lightweight enough to carry around. For such a portable laptop, the Chromebook Spin 514 offers an ample array of ports. You get 2 x USB Type-C ports, 1 x USB Type-A port, 1 x HDMI port and a headphone jack.
At $399, the Acer Chromebook 514 is a solid buy if you're looking for a versatile machine under $400.
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Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.