Unveiling the ACER Chromebook Plus 516 GE: The Ultimate Cloud Gaming Champion Under $700

As cloud gaming starts climbing the charts, the Acer Chromebook Plus 516 GE (512 GB) is setting the bar for playability and price. With the release of this monumental device, Acer cements its legacy as a trailblazer in tech.

ACER's Latest Powerhouse: More Than Just a Laptop

The Acer Chromebook Plus 516 GE is the crown jewel of Google’s new family of Chromebook Plus models – and if the 16 in 516’s model number sounds imposing, that’s because this is the most powerful member of the family. It’s available starting at $649, packing the advanced hardware required to provide the finest, most AI-powered cloud gaming experience available today.

Elevating Cloud Gaming to New Heights with ACER

Getting more specific, the laptop the Chromebook Plus 516 GE is an entirely new generation of cloud gaming devices equipped with a powerful Intel Core Ultra 5 chip and incredible 16-inch WQXGA display with a 120Hz screen refresh rate, and with a backlit RGB keyboard and high-end speakers, the perfect gaming experience is guaranteed.

A Connectivity and Storage Haven

Built around cloud gaming, the Acer Chromebook Plus 516 GE Omnit gaily skips over the issue of local drive storage for games with one of the most full-on cloud storage models available, with an eye-watering 2TB PCIe NVMe SSD storage in its highest models, and starting at 256GB and 8GB of RAM in the base model. Connections such as 2.5G Gigabit Ethernet LAN port and Wi-Fi 6E, and plenty of USB ports throughout, make it another device that’s future-proof in every way.

A Masterclass in Performance and Multitasking

My first impressions of the 516 GE were exemplary: every GeForce NOW cloud gaming session is a fluid experience on this device, and it’s snappy in everything else – fast to start apps and fast to multitask, making it an excellent tool for creatives and professionals.

A New Epoch of Productivity and AI Integration

The Acer Chromebook Plus 516 GE takes that step further towards melding traditional productivity with all manner of shiny AI features, building on bumped-up specs with better processors, RAM and storage, allowing creator apps to feel like they’ve got enough power to keep up. AI not only removes Google search from the browser, but intelligently boosts battery life, expanding what you can do on a single charge.

The Pinnacle of Design and Battery Life

Comes with a shiny and clear 16-inch display and with the 100% sRGB colour gamut, everything that you see is also clear. The battery life is the most important especially for me, as Acer claims it to more than 10 hours of battery life, which it truly is, making it the ideal working companion for me. The 516 GE, on its own, is really good.

Why the ACER Chromebook Plus 516 GE is a Game-Changer

With its combination of high-refresh-rate display and powerful processor, it’s a Chromebook for cloud gamers and business professionals alike who want something dynamic, portable and flexible. It’s a vision of what the future of computing should look like: smart, fast and flexible.

About ACER: Innovating Into the Future

Acer has frequently set the pace in the compute industry, through innovations that not only meet current market needs but anticipate future ones. Acer’s global portfolio includes laptops, desktops, monitors, projectors, servers, smartphones and tablets, and its success has solidly placed it at the head of the industry. Recent releases such as the Chromebook Plus 516 GE emphasise Acer’s vision of the future: our existence as facilitated by technology.


Put simply, the Acer Chromebook Plus 516 GE is not simply a stellar buy for under $700, nor is it a middling tier device in Google’s Pixelbook line. Rather, the 516 GE is the manifestation of Acer’s unwavering two-decade commitment and relentless effort to reinvent what tech is capable of achieving. For the PC gamer, the business professional and the tech aficionado that’s always craving the next big thing, the 516 GE is the neon promise of innovation and performance that’ll raise the bar and redefine the future of cloud gaming and productivity.

Jun 03, 2024
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