Our friends were at the CES 2015 where Acer launched Chromebook 15 adn they liked it so much, not because of its big 15 inch display and Intel Broadwell processor but for the fact that it can be a good companion for work at home or in the office. All you need is a good Internet connection.
The Acer Chromebook 15 is little different from chromebooks being sold by other companies. Acer has been able to distinguish its laptop by giving it a unique style and you can recognize it from a distance.
The Acer Chromebook 15 makes use of a backcover with a 3D texture which feels almost like a fabric. It gives it a sophisticated, comfortable feel and at the same time provides a secure grip. Its unique texture does not easily catches dirt and fingerprints which is a big plus.
As you can see in this video, despite intensive use of the sample on display, the display-lid looks clean. The chassis has been redesigned to better withstand shocks and falls and its body is able to withstand up to 60 kg of force.
Heck its edges can withstand falls from 45 cm without damage. In short, the new Chromebook can bear a greater number of twists and stress on the body and on the hinges. We strongly feel that this is no small feat especially considering that the Chromebook 15 will end up in the hands of a students.
Even though the Chromebook is big and large, it weighs mere 2.2 kilograms. So it fits easily into a backpack or work bag. Even though Acer opted for minimalistic design, you will still be able to find your regular ports like Kensington Lock connector, USB 2.0, a slot for SD memory cards, one HDMI, one USB 3.0 and audio jack combo. There is no fan inside as its Intel Core i3-5005U or Intel Celeron 3205U Broadwell processors generate very little heat.
Start up and wake up times are next to zero thanks to powerful processors and solid state drives. Talking about storage, you can get the Acer Chromebook 15 with either 16 or 32 gigabytes of storage, 2 or 4 GB RAM and 15.6 inch display packing 1366 x 768 pixel resolution or optional full HD 1920 x 1280 pixels IPS display. Battery life is around eight hours on a single charge.
The keyboard on the Acer Chromebook 15 is very wide and so is its touchpad which is bigger than most notebooks on sale in market. It is great for a wide range of users who want to view, edit, create and collaborate with programs such as Office, Gmail, Adobe creative cloud on-line and off-line.
The Acer Chromebook 15 will be available in black or white colors from February with a starting price of 279 Euros.