Acer Has a Newest Chrome OS Laptop, the Chromebook 15 CB515, Is About to Ship


Acer has revealed a new Chromebook 15, and with most Chromebook LCD screen displays measuring around 11-13 inches, a 15-inch model is rather rare. It was at the IFA event in Berlin, that Acer first announced its new product. Although similar to its previous version, the new aluminum metal design makes for a nice, sleeker and classier change to the previous white plastic one. Acer also took the time to improve the Chromebook 15’s internals and connectivity options.

Naturally, the specifications depend on what model you want your Chrome OS device to acquire. As a more defining commitment, the aluminum (featured on the top-cover and palmrest) CB515-1HT model features a touchscreen, while the (also aluminum) CB515-1H model will not. The 15.6-inch 1920 x 1080p display is larger, making media and immersive entertainment more enjoyable; additionally, wider viewing angles work better for sharing the device with others while watching video. The Chromebook 15 CB515 comes with a trio of CPU processor options, including the choice of an Intel Celeron N3350, Celeron N3450, or Pentium N4200. Sure, it would’ve been nice to see a Core m3 or m5 option here, especially with the thin dimensions of 14.88in x 10in x .74in on this 3.79 pound device.

Along with the CPU options, models will be available with 32GB or 64GB of eMMC storage, as well as 4GB or 8GB of RAM. There is no fan inside the Chromebook 15 CB515, only aiding in the sleek and easy-to-use environment that Chromebooks tend to create. Ports and connectivity will include two USB 3.1 Gen Type-C ports, the incredibly fast and simple way to transfer data, stream content, or connect to peripherals, as well as for charging the unit. Peripherals may also connect via Bluetooth 4.2, two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, and a combo headphone and speaker jack. As far as the SD card reader, it supports up to 128GB SDXC, making file transferring and saving a breeze.

The Acer Chromebook 15 CB15 makes the entire experience of sharing and managing carefree. Expected to Ship October 8th, or around that time according to sources, this new Chrome OS-powered laptop has a suggested retail price starting at just $399 (prices may vary by region). With not only the aluminum design making this fun to play or work with, its larger display, quiet performance, and longer battery life (up to 12 hours) help consumers out just as much. Maybe, just maybe, this bad boy could end up on the best Chromebooks of 2017 list, alongside the original Acer Chromebook 15, Dell Chromebook 11 3180, and HP Chromebook 14.

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