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Acer introduces the world’s first 15.6-inch Chromebook

Acer’s new Chromebook is priced at $249 and will debut at CES next week. 


Chromebooks have been rising in popularity in recent months thanks to their affordability, but in terms of screen size, Google’s Chrome OS-powered laptops have been rather unfulfilling, only offering up to 13.3-inches of screen estate. Acer is about to change that trend by introducing the Chromebook 15, which features a 15.6-inch display, next week at CES in Las Vegas.

The Chromebook 15 will be offered in two variants, one powered by a fifth-gen Intel Core i3 processor and the other by a fifth-gen Celeron processor. Other specs will include a Full HD/1366×768 display resolution, 2/4GB of RAM, 16/32GB of SSD storage, full-sized speakers, 15 hours of battery life, two USB 2.0 ports, single USB 3.0 and HDMI ports, an SD card slot, and Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. The Chromebook 15 is set to be quite rugged as well, with its case designed to withstand up to 60 kilograms of force and its corners able to tolerate up to 45 cm drops without damage.

“Acer has been a leader in the Chromebook market, from providing the latest in technology and trailblazing battery life to designing new form factors. We’re driving the category forward again with the world’s first 15.6-inch display Chromebook, the Acer Chromebook 15,” said Jerry Kao, president of Acer Notebook Business Group.

The Chromebook 15 is priced at $249 and will launch in the US market in the coming weeks. There’s no word on a release in other markets, but given the increasing demand for Chromebooks, it’s likely we will see the Chromebook 15 make its way to other countries in the near future.

Via: The Verge

Abhijeet Mishra
Abhijeet holds an avid interest in technology, and when he's not tinkering with this smartphone or covering the latest development in the mobile world (or singing along to classics from Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra), he can be found reading a novel or two.

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