Just yesterday, we found the Acer Chromebook C771 with the Core i5 became available for order over on Amazon. Though it doesn’t have a great screen, the internals are superior and the device would likely make for a great docked experience.
On the other end of that spectrum is the latest offering from Acer, the Chromebook 15. It sports an attractive aluminum body, 1080p screen and 15.6-inches of sprawling screen real estate that begs the question of whether a bigger external display is ever really necessary.
Over its predecessor, this model comes in much thinner and much lighter at 0.7-inches and 4 pounds compared to the older generation’s 5-pound, 1-inch girth.
Add to this an Intel Pentium N4200, 4GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage and the $399 starting price feels pretty good.
We’ve yet to see this model pop up anywhere else, but I’d assume it will be coming very soon from retailers like Amazon. Thanks to an email from a reader, Felipe Torres, we have been made aware of this seemingly early availability at Best Buy as Acer’s own website shows not even a single retailer currently.
Count us in as potential buyers as I’m keenly curious about the performance and screen quality on this device. The Pentium processor beats the 4405Y that was in our first ASUS Flip C302 back in January in quite a few areas on synthetic benchmarks, so that is encouraging.
If you recall, our first unboxing of the Flip C302 was with the Pentium version and it held its own in Las Vegas while we were covering CES 2017. Our sincere hope is this processor performs in a similar fashion.
We’ll update as this device shows up in other retailers and, as always, when we get one we’ll share all about it!