Acer has unveiled its latest laptop the Chromebook 15. The new Chromebook 15 is a big refresh as opposed to its predecessor. The Chromebook 15 comes equipped with a 15.6-inch IPS display and is rated to offer 12 hours of battery life. The laptop is made out of aluminum and employs a fanless design.
The 15.6-inch FHD display is available in both touch screen and non-touch screen variants. The HD webcam is fitted with a wide 88-degree field of view. The keyboard is backlit, and the speaker grill sits next to the keyboard. The upward facing speakers should help in delivering a better audio experience since the sound will not be muffled.
Acer is offering the Chromebook 15 customers a choice between dual core Intel Celeron or quad-core Intel Pentium. The laptop will be available in either 32GB or 64GB of eMMC storage, and the RAM options include a choice between 4GB or 8GB of RAM. On the connectivity front, the Chromebook 15 offers two USB 3.1 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port and also an SD card slot. The laptop seems to be a bit on the bulkier side as it weighs 1.72KG, however, it still looks sleek and is well designed with no signs of chunkiness.
The new Acer Chromebook 15’s huge display is a visual feast, Movies, apps, games, and websites are immersive and the stunning display pairs beautifully with an aluminum design, quiet performance and up to 12 hours of battery life. The Chromebook 15 continues Acer’s legacy of delivering the most innovative Chromebooks in the industry and in the widest range of sizes.Jim Lim, GM, IT Products Business Acer
The icing on the cake is that the Android apps will soon be offered for ChromeOS users via the Google Play. With the store access, the Chromebook will be capable of scoring on the utilitarian front and will perhaps continue to lead the educational sector market.
According to Acer the Chromebook 15 will be available in Europe and North America starting from October this month. In the US it will be priced at USD 399 while in Europe it is priced at €499. The Chromebook 15 will be sold via the online store and the best buy in the U.S.