Acer's 14-inch Chromebook tries premium on a finances

Acer's 14-inch Chromebook tries premium on a budget

Acer’s Chrome OS technique is all about saturation. The corporate has been an ardent supporter of Google’s browser-based mostly OS, and it presents laptops, convertibles and all-in-ones in a variety of sizes. One factor it has been lacking, although, is a 14-inch mannequin. That modifications at this time.

The Acer Chromebook 14 is an Air-lookalike with a one hundred-% aluminum chassis. It is powered by an Intel Celeron chip — the brand new twin-core N3060 Braswell, to be exact — which improves energy and effectivity over earlier fashions. The remainder of the spec sheet is right down to you.

The “Premium” model comes with a 1080p IPS show, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a claimed 12 hours of battery life. The common mannequin has a 1,366 x 768 show, 2GB or 4GB or RAM, 16GB or 32GB of storage and a claimed 14 hours of battery life. All have the identical accoutrements, specifically twin USB three.1 ports, an HDMI port, Bluetooth four.2, 801.11ac WiFi, stereo audio system and a 720p webcam.

We solely have pricing for the Premium mannequin thus far. It’s going to set you again $299.ninety nine and is already up on Amazon for pre-order (Acer says it’s going to come to common retailers like Greatest Purchase in April). Anticipate the opposite fashions to comply with quickly after at a lowered worth.

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