Acer hopes to attract more notebook fans by launching the world’s first 15.6 inch Chromebook.
Acer is the second largest Chromebook seller in the world and it wants to drive its sales higher by bringing in the market the world’s first notebook that will have a 15.6 inch display screen.
According to tech experts, the Acer Chromebook 15 will have modest specs. The display will come in two resolutions. One will be of 1920×1080 pixels while the other will be of 1366×768 pixels. It will also offer two CPU options, which will be based on Intel’s upcoming Broadwell-based chips. So the Acer Chromebook 15 could come in Core i3 or a Celeron variant.
The Acer Chromebook 15 will also include an 802.11 ac WiFi with MIMO 2×2 antennas. It will also have Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, HDMI 1.4 and an SD card reader. It will weigh in at 4.85 pounds. The company has promised a battery life of 8 hours.
Acer Chromebook 15 will come with either 16GB SSD or 32GB SSD storage. It will also come with either 2GB RAM or 4GB RAM. Acer hasn’t disclosed the prices of the devices, though tech experts believe that the price will start from $249.
The company has added that the Acer Chromebook 13 has also been updated and it now comes with touch screen capability. Acer is also updating its Aspire V 17 Nitro Notebook PC series with Intel 3D cameras. The camera — which will be composed of traditional camera, an IR camera and an IR laser projector — will be able to interpret 3D movements. This will allow the users to control the screen without ever having to touch a mouse or keyboard. It will also be able to act as a 3D scanner, which can then be used for generating 3D models and for 3D printing.
Aspire V 17 also comes packed with Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce graphics. It will have 4GB of dedicated memory, which will allow a smoother gaming experience. It will come with two storage spaces 128GB SSD or 256 GB SSD. It will have a Blu-Ray or DVD attached to it. It will also have redesigned fan, which is intended to keep the PC cooler and eliminate dust.
Acer’s new devices will be displayed at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2015 in Las Vegas.