At the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, Acer announced a new Chromebook, which is the first of its type to offer a 15.6-inch display. It's called the Chromebook 15.
The device uses 5th Generation Intel Core i3 and next generation Intel Celeron processors based on Intel 5th Generation Core micro-architecture.
“The Acer Chromebook 15 is a true powerhouse – it provides fast mobile performance and a large display to help customers accomplish more every day,” said Jerry Kao, president of Acer Notebook Business Group. “Acer has been a leader in the Chromebook market, from providing the latest in technology and trailblazing battery life to designing new form factors. We’re driving the category forward again with the world’s first 15.6-inch display Chromebook, the Acer Chromebook 15.”
"This large size increases productivity by giving customers more real estate to view multiple tabs and apps," Acer says. "The crisp and vibrant display comes in two options. The full HD display has a 1920x1080 resolution that ensures sharp and legible text as well as vivid, clear videos and photos. It also reveals more content on screen to reduce scrolling. In addition, it has wide viewing angles, so customers can comfortably share content such as movies, e-books and games. The second option is an HD 1366x768 resolution display that is ideal for budget-minded customers. Both options are Acer ComfyView displays, so they have anti-glare properties to minimize the amount of reflecting light for less eye strain."
The device has two full-sized upward facing speakers.
Options for the device include: a 16GB or 32GB SSD drive and either 2GB or 4GB or RAM. Pricing and availability vary by region, but prices start at $249.99 in the U.S.
The company is also expanding its Chromebook 13 line with new touchscreen models. These will be available in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa this month for €329.
According to Gartner, Acer dominates the Chromebook segment with about 40% market share.
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