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Acer's latest Chromebook 15 starts at $199, offers 12-hour battery life

By Jos
Oct 17, 2016
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  1. Acer has announced an update to its Chromebook product line in the form of the new Chromebook 15, touting up to 12 hours and a low $199 price tag. The new Chromebook 15 CB3-532 ships with a 15.6-inch display capable of 1366×768 resolution, with an anti-glare coating, it’s powered by an Intel Celeron N3060 dual-core processor, 2GB of SDRAM, 16GB of internal storage, and 100GB of free Google Storage for two years.

    Notably for a laptop in its price range, the keyboard has LED backlighting, it also comes equipped the latest 802.11ac wireless technology, Bluetooth 4.2, two USB 3.0 ports, and an HDMI port, and an SD card reader supporting up to 128GB capacities. Other features include two built-in stereo speakers and an HD (1,280 x 720) webcam.

    The claimed 12-hour battery-life is based on the standard Chromium power test. Like most entry level Chormebooks, Acer’s latest entry features just moderate specs, but at its price point it is positioned to be a popular choice for holiday shoppers this year. Especially as Acer says that the laptop is on the list to receive support for Android apps.

    The $199 Chromebook 15 CB3-532 goes on sale at Walmart today, with other models in the range available at other retailers.

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