We’re just days away before the craziness of CES begins, but already news is beginning to filter through. Acer on Saturday unveiled a pair of brand new Chromebooks, along with some exciting Windows machines equipped with new Intel hardware. The onslaught has already begun.
Acer’s 15-inch Chromebook comes in two different flavors: one with a full HD 1080p screen, and another with a screen that’s 1366×768. That lesser resolution doesn’t sound all that great, but it means the price is slightly better at $250, which isn’t so bad for the size of the machine. Acer says the Chromebook 15 sports a 5th generation Intel chip (i3 or Celeron), not NVIDIA’s K1, and should get users around 8 hours of battery life.
Further specs include 2GB or 4GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage and a hefty weight of 4.85 pounds; it’s also nearly an inch thick, which means it’s not the most portable machine out there.
Acer also updated its 13-inch Chromebook with a touchscreen display, and gave its Aspire V 17 Nitro Notebook PC series a boost with Intel 3D cameras. The technology is meant to allow users to control the experience without the need to use a mouse or keyboard.
We’ll no doubt get a first-hand look at these devices at CES this upcoming week, so stay tuned. Comprehensive pricing and availability is unknown, but we’ll likely find out fairly soon.