Yes, apparently, people still do use laptops and netbooks. And Acer is one of those that consistently produce new models for those that still cannot work just on their mobile phones or tablets. Now, they’re updating their Chromebook series with a new model that can give you two things that most people love: longer battery life and a more affordable price. Of course the specs have also been slightly upgraded, so if you’re looking for a new device, you might want to check them out as they have been consistent in delivering quality, affordable netbooks.

The new Chromebook 15, with the very imaginative name of CB3-532 has a 15.6-inch display that can have a resolution of up to 1366 x 768. It is powered by a dual-core Intel Celeron N3060 CPU clocked at 1.6Ghz and has 2GB of LPDDR3 SDRAM. As for internal storage, you have 16GB of eMMC storage, but you can always use an external hard drive if you need more space. The 3950 mAh battery will supposedly last you 12 hours based on Google’s Power_loadTest, but of course it will also depend on how you use the Chromebook.

Acer also promised users that this Chromebook will receive updates that will eventually add support for Google Play Store. There is still no word when this functionality will arrive although Google previously announced it regarding their Chromebooks. But it’s still something to get excited about and maybe can be a factor in you deciding to get this particular netbook from ASUS.

The Chromebook 15 CB3-532 is now available at electronic retailers in North America. It is priced at $199, which is pretty affordable for something in this range.

VIA: SlashGear