Acer may not be the first brand that comes to mind when talking about smartphones but for Chromebooks, it is the name to trust. It is just one of the many companies offering Chrome OS-powered notebooks but it is also one of the most profilic in coming up with new models, releasing new ones almost every quarter in different sizes. We were just introduced to the Chromebook 11 C771 after the rugged Chromebook 11 N7. Now, the Taiwanese tech giant is launching the new Chromebook 15 with aluminum body and long battery life. This one is ideal for those who use a laptop for entertainment after a day at work or school.
The Acer Chromebook 15 boasts of a 15.6-inch full HD IPS screen with wide viewing angles. The 12-hour battery life is enough for you to use at work or school. It is good for basic computing, media streaming, social media, entertainment, or even light gaming. The large size includes a fanless design for a silent operation you don’t normally get from big machines. There is a set of upward-facing speakers for premium quality audio.
As with the latest Chromebooks from other manufacturers, this one already comes with the Google Play Store so Android apps are supported. Not all apps may work as intended but you can see them running on your laptop. Other specs of the Chromebook include the new dual-core Intel Celeron and quad-core Pentium processors, 32GB or 64GB flash storage, 4GB or 8GB RAM, a backlit keyboard, USB 3.1 Type-C Port, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2,two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port, audio jack, and an SD card reader.
The new Acer Chromebook 15 will be out in two variants: the non-touch display (CB515-1H) and touch display version (CB515-1HT). Pricing starts at €499 in the EMEA region when it’s released this October. In North America, it will be available also next month for $399 at the Acer Store and Best Buy.