Acer, the famous Taiwanese electronics and hardware MNC, released in March 2015 the largest Chromebook ever, offering a bigger and better Chrome OS experience at an affordable price of around 250 or 350 dollars.
The first Chromebook to boast of a 15.6-inch Full HD display with its wide-viewing-angle technology and an anti-glare coating, Chromebook 15 enables you to watch movies and videos on a large clear screen. Larger and thicker than other similar devices such as the 13-inch Samsung Chromebook 2, the 13-inch Toshiba Chromebook 2, and the 14-inch HP Chromebook 14, Acer’s Chromebook 15 weighs 4.4 pounds, making it relatively heavy as well. The system comes in either white, making it look sleek, or black.
The most remarkable feature of Chromebook 15 is its sound system. Your room resonates with sounds produced by the two full-sized speakers facing upwards, and you don’t even have to struggle to hear a whisper!
A depth of 1.3 mm makes the Chromebook 15’s black island-style keys comfortable for typing on. You can find function keys like forward, back, brightness, refresh, power, full screen and volume on the top row of the keyboard, just like on any other Chromebook. Below the keyboard sits an accurate 4.2×3-inch touchpad, the biggest in any Chromebook, enabling three-finger swiping and two-finger scrolling on the desktop, as well as effortless clicking, zooming and pinching.
A well-performing built-in webcam is perched above the display screen. Supporting High Dynamic Range imaging, this 720p webcam offers you high-quality video calls with clear pictures. A USB 2.0 port and an SD card reader sit on the right side of the Chromebook 15 with a Kensington lock slot, while its left side is lined with a headphone or micro compo port, HDMI and USB 3.0_ a whole line-up of options for connectivity!
Besides Google Apps available on the web, including Gmail, Google Drive, Web Store, YouTube, Google Drive, Google Play, Docs and Chrome, the Chromebook 15 features specific Chromebook tools, such as Files, Settings, System and Camera. You can also avail a few apps that work offline, such as Google Docs, Evernote, Angry Birds, and Sunrise Calendar.
With its 1.6-GHz dual-core Intel Celeron 3205U CPU, Acer’s Chromebook 15 takes only 5.3 to 7 seconds to boot to Chrome OS! Furthermore, its MIMO 2×2 802.11 ac wireless technology allows you to enjoy a wireless internet performance three times faster than that of the HP Chromebook 14, the Samsung Chromebook 2, and the Toshiba Chromebook 2. Chromebook 15 also beats earlier generations of devices hollow with a 16GB or 32GB SSD, 2GB or 4GB RAM, and a four-cell 48-Whr battery lasting the whole day. An international one-year limited warranty is offered to you by Acer on the Chromebook 15.
Despite sporting a large display, the image quality of Chromebook 15 may be found to be declining gradually, and you’re left wishing for a more vibrant and colorful screen. Nevertheless, with its huge display screen, loud speakers, speedy performance and long-lasting battery, Acer’s pretty sturdy Chromebook 15 is certainly worth a buy!