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Acer Goes Big With New 15-inch Chromebook

by Brandon Russell | January 3, 2015January 3, 2015 2:00 pm PDT

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.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...