Nvidia has big plans for its Tegra K1 CPU, and Acer is among the first ones to have welcomed it with its open arms. Acer CB5 is a yet-to-be-released Chromebook that has a Tegra K1 at its core.
Chromebooks may not exactly be powerful machines, but they’re great for Internet browsing and even some office tasks. The most recent Chromebook, Acer CB5, was listed by Swedish retailer Komplett.se prior to being officially announced by the manufacturer.
Notebooks running Chrome OS were until now based on Intel low-power CPUs, and on some rare cases, on Samsung EXYNOS. That’s not to say that Chromebook manufacturers will ditch the previous two CPU producers, it’s just that Nvidia wants to join the party, as well, and its Tegra K1 CPU seems to be the most appropriate for such a move.
The Swedish retailer also provided some details regarding other technical specs of the Acer Chromebook CB5. The CPU will run in tandem with 4GB of RAM. The operating system and the user files will be stored on a 32GB SSD that’s meant to run everything smoothly. Users will visualize their content on a 13.3″ HD display.
In terms of connectivity, Acer Chromebook CB5 is equipped with a headphone jack, two USB 3.0 ports and an ethernet port. It’s safe to assume that this notebook also sports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
There are a few skeptics out there that believe that the leaked images are fake, or at least that the technical specs mentioned by the Swedish retailer are. Until the manufacturer decides to launch this product officially, there will still be a shadow of a doubt.
The pricing and the additional specs that were listed on the page are now gone, that the listing was discovered. Still, people should appreciate that the retailer left the images and the name of the future Chromebook on the page.
Acer Chromebook CB5 might be not only the first Chromebook to be powered by a Tegra K1 CPU, but really one of the first ever commercially available devices based on Nvidia’s latest chip. Until it will be launched, it’s hard to say how it stacks against Intel CPUs that powered previous Chromebooks. Hopefully Acer won’t delay the launch too much.
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