Acer debuts its first Chromebook optimized for Cloud gaming – the Acer Chromebook 516 GE. With it, customers can enjoy a premium gaming experience with instant access to full PC and console games powered by the cloud. The new Acer Chromebook 516 GE is powered by the latest technology and features most important to gamers – 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, a fast 120Hz display, an RGB keyboard with anti-ghosting technology, advanced DTS audio, and most importantly, support for leading cloud gaming platforms including the highest performance series of NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW, Xbox Cloud Gaming ( Beta), and Amazon Luna .
Powerful Performance and Graphics with Vivid 120Hz Display
Every aspect of the Acer Chromebook 516 GE is designed for customers to enter a new world of gaming. The new Chromebook supports the highest performance layer of NVIDIA GeForce NOW to enable next-generation cloud gaming on the Acer Chromebook 516 GE. Powered by NVIDIA GeForce NOW SuperPOD, a powerful gaming supercomputer in the cloud, the highest performance series of NVIDIA GeForce NOW enables game streaming at up to 1600p and 120 frames per second with cutting-edge graphics features such as ray tracing and bigger.
To augment these new graphics, the Chromebook is powered by up to 12th Gen Intel Core i7 “P-series” processors for the latest responsive performance and video decoding technology, ideal for cloud gaming. The Acer Chromebook 516 GE also uses 16GB LPDDR4X RAM and up to 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD storage to further boost responsiveness, making it one of the best Chromebooks for gaming to date.
The Acer Chromebook 516 GE displays stunning game visuals on its ultra-smooth 120Hz high-resolution WQXGA (2560 x 1600) IPS display. The fast refresh rate enables high FPS gameplay, so players don’t miss a millisecond of action. Its 16-inch slim bezel display and vivid 16:10 aspect ratio offer immersive visuals, while the 100% sRGB color gamut support delivers a wide range of vibrant and vivid colors.
Gaming Focused Design and Unambiguous Sound
Chromebook gaming is further enhanced with the unrivaled audio capabilities of the new Acer Chromebook 516 GE. DTS audio delivers high-quality, distortion-free sound to both up-firing and down-firing speakers. Unwanted sound vibrations are also eliminated by projecting the force-canceling woofers in opposite directions in perfect unison.
The Chromebook 516 GE gaming keyboard features anti-ghosting technology to register fast and accurate keyboard inputs and key combinations. The keyboard also offers vibrant colored preset backlight color modes to add excitement to the users’ gameplay. Users can choose from one of seven colors or a choice of 4 pre-defined color zones.
Connectivity for Gaming and More
The Acer Chromebook 516 GE ensures a stable and super-fast connection for an uninterrupted Cloud gaming experience with its RJ-45 2.5G Gigabit Ethernet LAN port. In addition, fast and reliable Wi-Fi 6E makes it a powerful on-the-go device to stay connected and enjoy the latest Cloud games. The Chromebook features the latest connectivity ports to connect to larger and larger displays, including dual USB Type C, USB Type A, HDMI, and Bluetooth 5.2 that enables wireless accessory connections.
Acer Chromebook 516 GE’s long 9-hour battery ensures continuous gaming enjoyment. The Chromebook features a full-color HD webcam as well as temporal noise reduction technology to increase visual fidelity. The dual microphones complement the quad speakers to ensure high quality input matches the audio output.
Access to full PC and Console Games
Acer Chromebook 516 GE customers can enjoy exciting gameplay right out of the box since it does not require any installations or downloads. With access to entire PC and console games in the cloud, through the Everything Button, Acer customers can tap, search and stream games to their Chromebook 516 GE. In addition, more games and deals will be added, bringing added value and excitement to all gaming enthusiasts.
In addition, to support cloud gaming on ChromeOS, Google is also providing for a limited time with the purchase of Acer Chromebook 516 GE, a free 3-month trial of the highest performance series NVIDIA GeForce NOW, and Amazon Luna, giving a chance for everyone. try selected games at no cost and experience how easy cloud gaming can be.
Pricing and Availability
The Acer Chromebook 516 GE laptop will be available in EMEA in December starting at USD 999.