IFA 2017. We continue reviewing the most important novelties shown at the well-known event being held in the German capital and now we will talk about the new Chromebook introduced by Acer, a 15.6-inch model with a sober but elegant design built in aluminum.
This very traditional design has some specifications that we can typically consider as entry-level, as we can find the following components among the different set of configurations for this new Chromebook:
- A 15.6-inch IPS display with a 1080p resolution (1,920 x 1,080 pixels). It can be touchscreen (optional).
- Dual-core Intel Celeron or quad-core Pentium processor.
- 4 GB or 8 GB of RAM.
- A 32 GB or 64 GB (eMMC) storage capacity that can be expanded.
- 802.11ac Wi-Fi, USB Type-A and USB Type-C connectors.
The OS is Google’s Chrome OS, but it has Google Play support, which means that it is possible to download and install applications from the well-known Android-dedicated store.
Acer claims that this device can offer a 12-hour battery life, but it is important to take into account that we are talking about a maximum figure that is considered as the maximum possible in an optimum scenario, so it can end up being reduced considerably depending on how we use the device.
Its specifications are nothing to write home about, but since Chrome OS is not a demanding OS, they should be enough to ensure an optimum use experience.
The Taiwanese brand has confirmed that its new Chromebook will hit the market in October and its price will be $399 in the United States.