Chromebooks are becoming more and more popular, which is not exactly a surprise if you ask me. What do you get with such a device? Well, you get a really capable internet device, in a way. I believe all of you are familiar with Chromebooks by now and the Chrome OS which runs on them. The whole OS is based on Google’s Chrome browser and you can’t install programs here like you would on your PC for example, you have to rely on the ever growing list of Google Chrome Extensions, though Google has some Chrome OS apps which are tied in with the system to an extent. I’ve been using HP’s Chromebook 14 (the model which sports 4GB of RAM) for a month now and I really love it, I barely use my computer anymore. Chromebooks can be great devices, but it all depends on what do you need them for, if you do programming, video editing or something else which requires installing programs, Chromebook just won’t do and you’re better of using your PC or a Mac computer.
That being said, more and more manufacturers are introducing Chromebooks these days and Acer is most definitely one of those brands. We reported yesterday that the company will launch a rugged C740 model in March 2015 and now we stumbled upon some more juicy Chromebook news regarding Acer. According to OMG Chrome, this company will launch world’s first 15.6-inch Chromebook in March. We’re talking about a C910 model and the device will launch in at least one variant which will have a fifth-generation Intel Broadwell processor built-in. This chip is expected to introduce big improvement on the graphics side of things, which is great. Acer also called this thing an ideal “Teacher’s Chromebook”, so it’s obvious at who’re they aiming at, and it makes sense, Chromebooks are always a great choice for teacher and students alike. This device will come with a reinforced display and ruggedized hinges in order to be more resistant.
This device will come in two display variants it seems, both will be 15.6-inches in size, but the cheaper one will sport a resolution of 1366 x 768 while the more expensive variant will feature a full HD display (1920 x 1080). According to OMG Chrome, processor choices will come to either a 5th generation Intel Broadwell-U Celeron or Core i3 chip. As far as RAM goes, you’ll get two choices as usual, the 2 (16GB of internal storage) or 3GB (32GB of internal storage) models will be available along with Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0 and HDMI ports. The device is expected to launch in the U.S. in March and the European launch will follow soon after.