Acer Chromebook 516 GE: Specs

Price: $649.00
CPU: Intel Core i5-1240P
GPU: Intel Iris Xe
Storage: 256GB SSD
Display: 16-inch WQXGA IPS
Size: 14 x 9.8 x 0.8 inches
Weight: 3.9lbs

The Acer Chromebook 516 GE ($649 for the lone model available) is billed as a gaming Chromebook that can compete with the best Chromebooks while also entering into the budget gaming laptop conversation. And while it is reliant on cloud gaming — sorry, no downloading the best PC games onto this machine —  it largely gets the job done.

That’s not to say it’s perfect. The 16-inch WQXGA IPS display is a bit underwhelming and the speakers aren’t great. But the performance from the 12th-generation Intel Core i5-1240P processor is impressive, and the Acer Chromebook is so light you’d never guess you’re lugging around a 16-inch gaming laptop. What is really impressive though, is the battery life, which allows you to game unplugged for hours.

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