Acer’s debut of the industry’s first 15.6-inch Chromebook, the Acer Chromebook 15, has been widely acclaimed by the media during CES last week. The Chromebook 15, which boots in 7 seconds and provides 9 hours of battery life1, won several awards from tech media at CES and nearly all the coverage highlighted Acer’s leadership position in this market.
Some of the notable points of coverage include:
CNET’s “Most Innovative Computers of CES 2015” featured the Chromebook 15 and discussed that this first 15.6-inch model may change consumers’ expectations on what a Chromebook can do, in addition to the improved performance and availability of full HD display.
Wired published its “Top Picks from CES 2015” that included the Chromebook 15. The story noted, “Once solely the domain of early tech adopters, Chromebooks have hit the big time. Really big. Acer’s 15.6-inch Chromebook 15 … (offers) all in a more productivity- and entertainment-friendly size. It’s one of the most luxe Chromebooks to date.”
Pocket-lint picked the Chromebook 15 for the“Best laptops and tablets of CES 2015” and noted that this 15.6-inch laptop wants to bring the bigger screen experience to Google's Chrome OS.”
Paste named the Chromebook 15 one of “The 10 Best Gadgets from CES 2015,” “… the device has a 15.6” display, a choice of 16GB or 32GB SSD drive and a choice of 2GB or 4GB of RAM… at a price of $249, it’s already sounding like one of the best Chromebooks yet.”
The Verge in “This is the year to buy a laptop” notes, “When it comes to the budget ‘buy something for your parents’ market, this new laptop is the most significant new entrant in years... Acer’s laptop is also well-made and has a design that doesn’t betray its budget aspirations.”
Slashgear noted, “Acer’s Chromebook 15 is just what Chrome OS needs.”
The Acer Chromebook 15 is the company’s first Chromebook that uses 5th Generation Intel Core i3 and next generation Intel® Celeron™ processors2 based on Intel 5th Generation Core micro-architecture for fast performance and multi-tasking. These new state-of-the-art processors paired with a solid state drive (SSD) enable fast boot of 7 seconds. The Chromebook 15 provides full immersive computing thanks to the stunning 15.6-inch display with Full HD/HD resolution complemented by two full-sized upward facing speakers for realistic multimedia. Customers will be able to enjoy all-day productivity, fun and enjoyment along with 9 hours of battery life.
Acer launched its first Chromebook in 2011 and dominates the Chromebook segment with approximately 40% market share worldwide according to Gartner.3 With the latest addition, Acer now offers Chromebooks with display sizes of 11.6-, 13.3- and 15.6-inches.
1. Battery life may vary depending on usage. Actual battery life varies depending on product specifications, computer settings and applications or features launched. All batteries’ maximum capacity diminishes with time and use.
2. Specifications may vary depending on region.
3. Q3 2014, Gartner data, worldwide markets.