New Acer Chromebook 15 Announced at IFA 2017: Coming in October
Since 2011, Acer has been one of the world’s leading Chromebook brands. The first Acer Chromebook announced at Google I/O 2011 went on to become one of the most popular products ever released by the company. At their IFA 2017 press event in Berlin, where they’ve unveiled a range of new products, Acer announced another offering in their Acer Chromebook 15 line with upgraded internals and new features. Their newest laptop is expected to release in October.
On the specifications, this laptop brings at least two different models. One will be powered by an unspecified dual-core Intel Celeron and the other one by a quad-core Intel Pentium processor. While these processors are somewhat underpowered for intensive tasks, they should serve well for general web browsing as well as using most apps. The laptop will also be available with 32GBs or 64GBs of eMMC storage as well as 4GB or 8GB RAM configurations, which should be enough to satisfy most users’ needs. Acer has also promised battery life of up to 12 hours, and the fanless design should allow the laptop to run quietly.
One of the highlights of the Acer Chromebook 15 line is that it’s the only Chromebook available with a 15.6-inch display (like most Windows laptops). As such, the 1920×1080 display is one of the biggest selling points of this laptop. It also has two upward-facing speakers for delivering media, and an HD webcam with an 88-degree field of view. On the software side, it includes Chrome OS with Google Play Store support, so you also have access to up to 2 million Android apps.
The laptop also includes two USB Type-C ports, which can also charge the unit. You also have two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, a headphone jack, and a speaker jack. Bluetooth 4.2 support and an SD card slot (with support for up to 128GB SDXC) are also in tow.
Interested? This laptop, which should go on pre-order soon, will set you back $300 for the base model. You can read more about it in Acer’s press release.