Earlier this year, Acer showed off a massive 15.6-inch Chromebook, promising a $250 starting price and not much else. Now we know how much it will cost to buy a beefed-up version of the new Chrome OS laptop, though the company still hasn’t revealed when it will actually hit the market.
The cheapest version of the Chromebook 15 starts at $250 and packs an unimpressive 1366 x 768-pixel display, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. For $100 more, you can upgrade to a 1080p display, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a dual-core Intel Celeron processor. You’ll probably want to go for the $350 option, especially if you plan on making the Chromebook 15 your primary laptop.
Otherwise, both models offers the same plastic design in black or white, with what looks like a pretty solid trackpad and keyboard. The Chromebook 15 also sports plenty of ports, including support for USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, full-sized SD and a headphone jack. Of course, you’ll be running Chrome OS, which has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years even if it still can’t do quite as much as a Mac or PC.
Unfortunately, we still don’t know when the Chromebook 15 will be available to purchase. Hopefully it won’t be much longer now that we know how much both versions of the new Acer laptop will cost.
Update: Acer tells us the Chromebook 15 should be available in the next few weeks. The new laptop has actually already been shipped to retailers, so at this point it’s just a question of how quickly it shows up in stores and online.