Acer has snagged more than a few world firsts in their time and they’ve just secured another one. Google’s Chrome OS has been used to power Chromebooks, which are low-cost notebooks designed to be no-fuss computing machines that get the job done and Acer has been involved in the manufacture and release of Chromebooks for some time. And now they gone and made the biggest one to date.
Called the Chromebook 15, this notebook will sport a 15.6-inch display, one which breaks the mould by being a Full HD screen. Usually the 13.3-inch Chromebook will feature a 1366 x 768 screen so this is a bit of a departure.
On the chip side, either a fifth-gen Intel Core i3 or Intel Celeron will be at the heart of the Chromebook 15 and storage is going to be taken care of by a high-speed SSD. Battery life will be a top priority as well.
Jerry Kao, president of Acer Notebook Business Group, said ““Acer has been a leader in the Chromebook market, from providing the latest in technology and trailblazing battery life to designing new form factors. We’re driving the category forward again with the world’s first 15.6-inch display Chromebook, the Acer Chromebook 15.”
There’s no release date for the Chromebook 15 yet, nor is there any indication when it will release outside of the States. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for updates.