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CNET First Look
Acer supersizes the Chrome OS experience with the Chromebook 15With solid performance and battery life and a big 15.6-inch display, this laptop is made for those who want to browse big.
Chromebooks, those laptops that run on Google's Chrome operation system, are typically this size or smaller. Which makes this not your typical Chromebook. I'm Josh Goldman with CNet and this is a quick look at Acer's Chromebook 15, which features a 15.6 inch LCD, a full HD one no less. Using an IPS panel that delivers good off-angle viewing and minimal glare. Prices for this model start at $249. But with this screen, plus a new 5th Gen Intel Celeron processor, 4-Gigs of memory, and 32-Gigs of flash storage, it goes for $349, and, frankly, I wouldn't go with a lessor model. The bigger screen means a bigger, heavier body, though,. So it's obviously not as travel friendly as the smaller Chromebooks, but there is room for a larger battery. We got just over seven hours of wireless video streaming, so it should be no problem to push beyond that with less demanding use. The new processor outperforms that last generation of [UNKNOWN] for sure, but it's till behind a new core i3 Chromebook. The port assortment here is pretty standard. But you do get blue tooth 4.0 and dual band 80211 AC wireless. Which is nice because the Chrome OS basically still lives and dies by the quality of your web connection. I'm not crazy about the design including the use of all this space for speakers instead of more keyboard but that's a personal preference thing and at least the speakers sound good. You can read the full review on cnet.com, but basically, if you wanna use Chrome OS on a bigger screen and still be mobile, this is very good to go. I'm Josh Goldman, and that's a quick look at the Acer Chromebook 15. [NOISE] [MUSIC]