The Acer Chromebook 516 GE is Acer’s First Gaming Chromebook

The Acer Chromebook 516 GE is Acer's First Gaming Chromebook

Acer Chromebook 516 GE, Image/Acer

With a recent barrage of gaming monitors introduced including LG’s World’s First 240Hz OLED Panel and Samsung’s First OLED Gaming Monitor,  another variety of gaming hardware has emerged.

Acer’s first gaming Chromebook focuses squarely on gaming and features top-tier gaming with instant access to cloud powered, full PC and console games. The Acer Chromebook 516 GE includes access to over 1000+ games across the three leading cloud gaming platforms. The Chromebook is available in the United States starting at USD 649.99; in EMEA in December starting at EUR 999.

The Acer Chromebook 516 GE integrates gaming hardware, game-streaming support for NVIDIA GeForce NOW’s top tier which completes a powerful gaming chromebook:

“The new Acer Chromebook 516 GE is powered by the latest technology and features that matter most 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 tier of NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW, Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta), and Amazon Luna.”

The Acer Chromebook 516 GE is specifically designed for gaming powered by up to 12th Gen Intel Core i7 ‘P-series’ processors for the latest in responsive performance and video decoding technology. The Acer Chromebook 516 GE includes 16GB LPDDR4X RAM and up to 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD storage for excellent gaming responsiveness.

The Acer Chromebook 516 GE displays extreme game visuals on its ultra-smooth 120Hz high-resolution WQXGA (2560×1600) IPS display, a 16-inch narrow-bezel and 16:10 aspect ratio vivid display and 100% sRGB color gamut support.

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Another gaming plus is the Acer Chromebook 516 GE supports the highest performance tier of NVIDIA GeForce NOW enabling next-generation cloud gaming streamed from NVIDIA GeForce NOW’s SuperPOD, a powerful gaming supercomputer in the cloud, allowing games to be streamed at up to 1600p and 120 frames per second with ray tracing features and more.

The Acer Chromebook 516 GE offers a continuous Cloud gaming experience with RJ-45 2.5G Gigabit Ethernet LAN port, long 9-hour battery, full HD flare-reducing webcam with temporal noise reduction technology, dual microphones, fast and reliable Wi-Fi 6E, the latest connectivity ports for connecting to larger displays and more with dual USB Type C, USB Type A, HDMI, and Bluetooth 5.2 enabling wire-free accessory connections.

The Acer Chromebook 516 GE DTS audio delivers high-quality, distortion-free sound on the two upward-firing speakers and two downward-firing speakers.

The gaming keyboard adds excitement to users’ gameplay and features anti-ghosting technology for fast and accurate keyboard inputs and key combinations and vibrantly colored preset backlight color modes.