A couple of days ago, we found out that Acer Chromebook C771 is available for order on Amazon, marked as one the best deals and we must say, it is a good deal. Powered by a Core i5 processor, the Acer Chromebook 11 has superior hardware and could certainly offer a great experience, despite its screen specifications which might not be as attractive for a design savvy.
Acer’s new Chromebook 15, on the other hand, has 15.6 inches display with 1080p, sports a pretty neat aluminum case and being Acer’s latest asset, we can say that we were pretty impressed by its specs and can’t wait to see how the bigger screen can improve a user’s overall experience.
Compared to the previous Chromebook model, which weighed 5 pounds and had a 1-inch girth, the Chromebook 15 Pentium is a lot thinner, sporting a 0.7-inches girth, and 4 pounds.
The Chromebook 15 Pentium is priced at $399, has 32GB of internal memory, 4GB RAM and it is powered by an Intel Pentium N4200 processor.
Also, we are expecting to see an increase in the battery lifetime, as some say now, it might last for up to three hours more, from 9 hours in the previous model to 12 hours in the new model.
Acer decided to really step up the game with this model, as they have even unlocked more configuration options as well. Now you will be able to choose between 4GB or 8GB of RAM and quad-core Pentium or dual-core Celeron processors.
Although we haven’t seen the model being distributed by any of the official retailers yet, we are sure that commercial entities like Amazon, will soon have it in stock. We found out by coincidence that it is available at Best Buy because, on Acer’s official website, there is no information regarding a list of retailers for the new Chromebook model.
We will test Acer’s new device as soon as possible because we are pretty curious how the Pentium N4200 processor performs with Google’s new operating system and how the new screen looks with this size.
Even though the price is steeper than what we were used to so far (the previous model started at $299, a $100 less), we expect it to compensate through a premium look and feel, improved hardware and neat software.
Considering that this processor overpowered in a few important benchmark tests the 4405Y – previously seen in January in ASUS Flip C302, we are confident that we will certainly be pleased with our findings. Keep in touch!