Acer recently announced a 15-inch Chromebook, and showed it off back at CES in January. It’s the world’s largest Chromebook, as of right now, and it’s one of the first to feature the Broadwell family of processors. Recently the Acer Chromebook 15 was benchmarked and compared to 12 other Chromebooks, and the Acer Chromebook 15 definitely came out on top. The Acer Chromebook 15 comes in both 720p and 1080p models, and surprisingly, their benchmarks were identical. So in the graph at the bottom of this post, you’ll notice that they are not listed separately. The Acer C910, or the CB15 as most of us know it as, is all the way on the left.
Now it’s important to remember that benchmarks don’t always equal real-world use. We’ve seen many smartphones hit records in benchmarks, only to have performance issues in real life. But it is still nice to see how well these devices do in benchmarks, to see how powerful they really are. According to OMGChrome’s source, Chris, he says that the Acer Chromebook 15 is rather large, “These Chromebooks are BIG. It is like using an old HP ProBook. There is no doubt in my mind that I would have to have the 1080p version. The 720p is workable…but on a screen that big the 1080p makes all the difference in the world. The resolution, the color range… in a 15-inch screen these are needed.”
So the Acer Chromebook 15 is even larger than the HP Chromebook 14. I think most of us had that one figured out. It’s interesting that they are pretty heavy though, considering there aren’t huge hard drives inside, or really much of anything inside these Chromebooks other than a battery. However, that is likely where the extra weight comes in.
Currently, the Acer Chromebook 15 is available for pre-order in the UK, but so far there’s no word on when it’ll actually be available. As well as when it’ll be available in other markets. Hopefully Acer doesn’t wait too long, as I know quite a few people have been clamoring for a larger Chromebook, and it’s finally here. And with a 1080p display at that.