If you’re looking for a new Chromebook with a lot of desktop real estate, Amazon may have just the deal for you. The Acer Chromebook 15 has seen many variations and quite a few refreshes, but few rock the horsepower of the CB5-571 equipped with 4GB ram and the 5th generation Intel Core i3 processor.
Combined with a full HD 15.6″ display, the Acer 15 makes for a perfect at-home laptop. I personally worked from the Celeron version of this Chromebook for a few months this year and found very few tasks it couldn’t handle. The Core i3 model is known to get Octane scores over 20,000. If you’re not familiar with these benchmarks, trust us when we say it will more than exceed the average user’s needs.
Another great feature of the Acer 15 is the set of deck-mounted, upward facing speakers. It’s what made me fall in love with the device from the get-go. They have a rich, unhindered sound which is very rare for a laptop computer. The only drawback for me was the weight/size. I’m almost always on the go with my Chromebook and moving to a 14″ machine was a night and day difference. But, if you like a large desktop, great sound and great performance, this is the machine for you.
Here’s a highlight of some the Acer’s key specs:
- 5th Generation Intel Core i3-5005U Processor (2.0GHz, 3MB L3 cache)
- Google Chrome Operating System
- 15.6″ Full HD Widescreen LED-backlit Display (1920 x 1080 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio)
- 4GB DDR3L SDRAM Memory
- 32GB SSD
- Intel HD Graphics 5500
- High-Definition Audio Support
- Upward-Facing Dual-Stereo Speakers
- Secure Digital (SD) card reader
- 802.11ac WiFi featuring MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 1 – USB 3.0 Port
- 1 – USB 2.0 Port
- 1 – HDMI port with HDCP Support
Normally, if you can find one, this version of the Acer Chromebook 15 retails for $449. You can pick one up today from Amazon for $343.35 and have it under the tree before Christmas. Grab one at the link below.
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