Monday, 5 January 2015

Acer announces the biggest Chromebook yet

The Acer Chromebook 15's predecessor:
the Acer Chromebook
Google Chromebooks are undoubtedly the underdogs of the computer market. They aren't as powerful as Apple Macs and they aren't marketed as intensely as Windows PCs. Admittedly, this may because they are the new on the scene; the first Chromebook only launched 4 years ago. Since those original Acers and Samsungs, there have been a number of low end devices from manufactures including HP, Lenovo and Dell. Google even released the Chromebook Pixel a couple of years ago which boasted a touchscreen display. Chromebooks are today surpassing another boundary with the announcement of the Acer Chromebook 15: the biggest Chromebook to date.

The Acer Chromebook 15 boasts a 1080p 15.6-inch screen. It is light thus practical but also has a good build quality and is rather sturdy. Large dual speakers sandwiching the keyboard and an extremely reasonable price tag $249 (just over £160) makes it one of the most appealing Chromebooks yet.

Acer took CES 2015 as an opportunity to announce this device which means that the final specifications of this Chromebook aren’t confirmed just yet. Despite this, if what Acer has said so far is any indication of what this laptop will be like, the Chromebook 15 from Acer makes buying a Chromebook become an ever more enticing option for consumers.