Acer has today launched world’s largest Chromebook – The Acer Chromebook 15 with 15.6 inch HD display, at Consumer Electronics Show 2015 in Las Vegas. This Chromebook will be available in several configurations in the U.S. by later this month for a very reasonable starting price of $249.99.
It will be initially available in two variants. The base model will flaunt HD display resolutions of 1366×768 pixels and will be powered by Celeron processor, backed by 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB internal memory. While the other one is comes with a sharper full HD resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and will be powered by Intel’s fifth-generation Core i3 Broadwell processor coupled with 4 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage.
Company claims that the new Broadwell chips will offer you battery life of around 8 hours on a single charge. It also comes with one USB 2 port and one USB 3 port onboard along with a SD card reader. On the software front, Chromebook 15 is running on Chrome operating system. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, HDMI port.
Until now, Chromebooks have been viewed as small portable laptop replacements, with display size ranging between 11-12 inches. Now Acer Chromebook 15 with chicklet keyboard, fabric surface, two front facing speakers, HD webcam and a large display size is all set to challenge this perception.
It looks quite rugged and measures 15.4 x 10.08 x 0.95 inches, while still being quite light at 4.85 pounds. Chromebooks heavily rely on high speed internet and cloud storage to deliver a comfortable experience. This is also why we don’t expect them to be a runaway success in present India, where high speed internet is still expensive and not readily available to masses.
Acer Chromebook has been launched at CES, Las Vegas starting from $249.99 and will be available in U.S. by later of this month. Acer has also stated that it will update Chromebook 13 with multi touch display and announce it soon.