Sunday , February 18 2018

Acer launches another 15.6″ Chromebook powered by Intel this time

Acer Chromebook 15 - CB3-531 - 03
Acer launched the industries first 15.6″ Chromebook at CES earlier this year. Powered by Nvidia’s Tegra K1, the Chromebook wasn’t to everyones liking. Today at their [email protected] event in New York, Acer has unveiled a new Chromebook, again with a 15.6″ screen but this time around powered by an Intel Celeron processor.

The Chromebook 15 – model # CB3-531 – comes with a dual-core Intel Celeron N2830 processor and 2GB of RAM. Intel HD graphics power the 15.6″ display, which disappointingly only comes with a 1366×768 resolution. The Chromebook comes with 16GB of storage but as usual has an SD/SDXC Card slot which will take up to a 128GB card. The Chromebook also comes with a HD Webcam and front-facing speakers.

The Chromebook has seen some ruggedisation making it perfect for the education market, with Acer engineering the Chromebook to withstand up to 60kg of force, with the corners of the Chromebook also re-inforced to take drops up to 45cm drops.

The spec list is rounded off with Bluetooth 4.0, a USB 3.0 port, USB 2.0 port and HDMI port.

Availability has only been announced for the US and European markets where it will sell for US$199 starting in July or for €249 from June.

Source: Acer.

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3 Comments on "Acer launches another 15.6″ Chromebook powered by Intel this time"

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Valued Guest

I wont buy a chromebook until one with a minimum of an i3 processor and a 1080p or above screen launches in Australia

TheBagging Man
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TheBagging Man

If only it had an i3 and would be available in Australia on release! Since I got my HP14 I have stopped using my PC and my Nexus 10. Once you use Chrome OS you wont go back! As long as its running an Intel chip!

Valued Guest

still no 1080p display 🙁

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