Acer’s first gaming Chromebook is set to turn heads

November 2, 2022

Acer today expanded its Chromebook lineup with its first gaming model, the Acer Chromebook 516 GE. With it, customers can enjoy a top-tier gaming experience with instant access to full PC and console games powered by the cloud, without having to carry around a beefy gaming laptop

“The Acer Chromebook 516 GE sets the stage for a new era of Chromebooks with the focus squarely on gaming; it combines the ideal collection of gaming hardware, game-streaming support for NVIDIA GeForce NOW’s top tier and easy access to popular game titles from the leading cloud gaming platforms,” said James Lin, General Manager, Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “Chromebooks have secured their position as an indispensable tool for education, work, entertainment and personal productivity, so now it’s time to have more fun.”

The Chromebook 516 GE packs some great specifications in order to make for the best gaming experience. It’s powered by up to 12th Gen Intel Core i7 “P-series” processors along with 16GB LPDDR4X RAM and up to 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD storage to further boost responsiveness. It also features a 120Hz high-resolution WQXGA (2560×1600) IPS display, making it perfect for fast gaming action across a multitude of gaming genres. Its 16-inch narrow-bezel and 16:10 aspect ratio vivid display bring immersive visuals to life, while the 100% sRGB color gamut support delivers a wide range of accurate and vibrant colors.

Gaming on Chromebook is further enhanced with DTS audio support, along with two upward-firing speakers and two downward-firing speakers. Unwanted sound vibrations are also eliminated by the force-canceling woofers that project in opposite directions.

The Chromebook 516 GE’s gaming keyboard features anti-ghosting technology to register fast and accurate keyboard inputs and key combinations. The keyboard also offers vibrantly colored preset backlight color modes to add excitement to users’ gameplay. Users can select from one of seven colors or a predefined 4-zone color option.

Acer Chromebook 516 GE users can access full PC and console games in the cloud, via the Everything Button. Customers can simply tap, search and stream games to their Chromebook 516 GE without any additional downloads. In addition, to support cloud gaming on ChromeOS, Google is also providing for a limited time with the purchase of an Acer Chromebook 516 GE, a 3-month free trial of NVIDIA GeForce NOW’s highest performance tier, and Amazon Luna, allowing users to see for themselves just how easy cloud gaming can be.

The Acer Chromebook 516 GE laptop will be available in the EMEA in December starting at USD 999.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.