Do we really need a Broadwell chip on a Chromebook? Acer seems to think so

Acer’s Chromebook 15 which is not only the largest option in its series, but also one of the most powerful, is getting another speed bump. A new model of the notebook has been officially launched and it comes with a fifth generation Core i5 processor from the Broadwell lineup.

That’s certainly a lot of power for a Chromebook, but does it really need the extra performance? Well, that’s something for you to decide and the new Acer Chromebook 15 model places itself as a great pick since it’s the cheapest option with a Core i5 5200U dual core processor. Your next best choice would be the Chromebook Pixel 2 that’ll cost you a whopping $999.

Acer Chromebook 15

The Acer notebook, on the other hand, is priced at just $499.99, half of what you’d have to pay for Google’s own laptop. The other benefit is that you get a large 15.6-inch display with upgraded visuals of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The notebook is designed to be durable as it can withstands up to 60kg of force and also 45cm drops without having you worry about damages.

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The Chromebook 15 C910 weighs 2.2kg and has a decent roster of connectivity options. It comes with a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 socket, HDMI output, a SD card reader, Wi-Fi ac dual band and Bluetooth 4.0. Other features comprise of 4GB RAM, 32GB storage and a webcam.

Acer Chromebook 15 C910 specs:

– Google Chrome OS
– 2.2GHz dual core Intel Core i5 5200U dual core processor
– 4GB RAM, 32GB storage
– 15.6-inch 1920 x 1080 pixel LCD panel
– USB 2.0, USB 3.0, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI, SD card reader
– Webcam

The Acer Chromebook 15 C910 laptop will be available for purchase in the US from next month.