Acer Debuts Industry’s first Chromebook with 15.6-inch display

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Published February 16th, 2015 - 10:44 GMT
Acer Chromebook
Acer Chromebook

Acer continues to lead the Chromebook space with the debut of the industry’s first Chromebook with a 15.6-inch display. The new Acer Chromebook 15 delivers the ideal balance of large screen size, outstanding Chrome performance and sleek, portable design, making it a viable option as a user’s primary computing device.

The Acer Chromebook 15 is the company’s first Chromebook that uses 5th Generation Intel Core i3 and Intel Celeron processors based on the Intel Broadwell micro-architecture.

The new Acer Chromebook 15 will be on display at Pepcom’s Digital Experience! Event on Jan. 5th at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

“The Acer Chromebook 15 is a true powerhouse – it provides fast mobile performance and a large display to help customers accomplish more every day,” said John Miedema, director product marketing, Acer Europe.  “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.”

Vibrant, large-screen display leads the industry

The Acer Chromebook 15 provides full immersive computing thanks to the stunning 15.6-inch display, which is 27 percent larger than 13.3-inch Chromebooks on the market. This large size increases productivity by giving customers more real estate to view multiple tabs and apps. The crisp and vibrant display comes in two options – full HD display with wide viewing angles that ensures sharp and legible text as well as vivid, clear videos and photos and reveals more The second option is an HD 1366x768 resolution display that is ideal for budget-minded customers. The two display options are Acer ComfyView displays, so they all have anti-glare properties to minimize the amount of reflecting light for less eye strain.

The Chromebook’s audio capabilities compliment the display to provide exciting and realistic multimedia. Movie and music enjoyment is taken to the next level with two full-sized upward facing speakers for enhanced volume and clarity. Customers will enjoy video chats on the HD web cam enhanced by the excellent audio and video capabilities.

Exceptional Performance and All-Day Battery Life

The Acer Chromebook 15 delivers the performance today’s consumers demand with several processor options based on Intel Broadwell micro-architecture. The Chromebook 15 will be available with either a 5th Generation Intel Core i3 5005U or Intel Celeron 3205U processor to deliver fast performance and multi-tasking for apps and online games. These new state-of-the-art processors pair with a solid state drive (SSD), enabling fast boot under 7 seconds. Plus, the SSD ensures enable fast saving and accessing of data.

Customers will be able to enjoy all-day productivity, fun and enjoyment; the Acer Chromebook 15 provides up to 8 hours of battery life.

Sleek, reinforced design

The sleek design of the Acer Chromebook 15 features a fabric-like surface that gives the case a sophisticated look that is comfortable and ensures a secure grip. The Chromebook 15 has been reinforced to handle more bumps and drops; the case can withstand up to 60kg of force, while the corners can tolerate up to 45cm drops without damage. Also, the new Chromebook can endure more twisting and stress on the case and hinges. To ensure a great user experience, the new Acer Chromebook 15 features the largest touchpad of any Chromebook today, so customers have greater freedom when navigating, zooming and scrolling.

Even with the large display, the Acer Chromebook 15 weighs only 2.2kg and measures only 393w x 256d x 24.2d mm.

Connectivity

The Acer Chromebook 15 keeps customers in touch with up to three times faster wireless connectivity via fast MIMO 2x2Wifi 802.11ac. Also, customers can connect other peripherals to it via Bluetooth 4.0, the USB 3.0 port, USB 2.0 port and HDMI port. The SD card reader enables a way to access and transfer files.

Fun to Share, Easy to Protect

The Acer Chromebook  15 is great for a range of customers who view, edit, create and collaborate both on-line and off-line in programs, such as Office documents and Gmail. Chromebooks are simple to use and ideal for sharing by multiple users, since users can log into their own account to access Docs, website bookmarks and other information. Storage on Google Drive(2) protects files, documents, and photos safely in the cloud, and ensures that the most current version of the file or document is always available and safe, even if the Chromebook is lost or stolen.

Security is a key benefit of the Chrome operating system, as it’s automatically updated to guard against ever-changing online threats. This makes Chromebooks especially useful for anyone who wants to protect children.

Acer Chromebook 13 Line Expands with Touchscreen Models

Acer is also expanding its highly-acclaimed Chromebook 13 line with new touchscreen models. The Acer Chromebook 13 was the industry’s first Chromebook powered by an NVIDIA Tegra K1 mobile processor and provides a vibrant 13.3-inch display and industry-leading battery life of up to 13 hours(4). The Acer Chromebook 13 is now available with touchscreen, so customers can seamlessly surf, play, edit and more with an intuitive finger swipe. 

Background Information

Acer Group

Since its founding in 1976, Acer has achieved the goal of breaking the barriers between people and technology. Globally, Acer ranks No. 2 for total PCs and notebooks. A profitable and sustainable Channel Business Model is instrumental to the company's continuing growth, while its multi-brand approach effectively integrates Acer, Gateway, Packard Bell, and eMachines brands in worldwide markets.

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