Acer Chromebook 15 Update: Features 12-hour battery life with cheap price tag; but is it worth it?
Acer has released a new update for their Chromebook 15 and it now packs with longer battery life but still with a cheap price. But it is a worthy buy?
Acer has released a new Chromebook 15 model which replaces the model that they initially released last year. People are now wondering if the updated features will make it worth buying.
According to Engadget, the new Chromebook 15 now has a 15.6-inch display screen to give the users enhanced views to multiple tabs and apps. However, the screen has only 1366 x 768 display which is usually the resolution for 11-inch laptops. The viewing may be enhanced but the screen is too small for users to open multiple tabs or apps at the same time.
It was said that the decision to adopt the low-resolution display for the new Chromebook 15 model could be attributed to the fact is equipped with just a typical processor and RAM. Tech Times reported that the laptop only comes with a 2GB of RAM and only 16GB of storage. For those who use a lot of apps, many would not recommend this kind of laptop.
Aside from a bigger screen, the new model will also have about 12 hours of battery life. That is two hours more than the older version can manage. Other updates are the backlit keyboard which is very rare for any Chromebook model at this current price.
Acer decided the Chromebook 15 to have an Intel Celeron N3060 dual-core processor. Another compromised feature considering that it is not exactly the top of the line when it comes to processors. Despite that, the Chrome OS can still run decently with it.
The new Chromebook 15 is available for only $199 which is cheaper compared to its previous model. However, the features for the new model may have been compromised in order for it to be offered in a cheaper price.
A lot of laptops with 4GB RAM and 1080p full screen display is available on the market for just less than $300. Despite having a longer battery life, the new Chromebook 15 is not suitable for using it on-the-go because of its bigger size.