Acer Chromebook 14 offers premium looks at a budget price

Acer Chromebook 14

Acer has launched its first all-metal Chromebook, lending a premium air to a series known for its budget appeal. The laptop heavily borrows its look from the MacBook Air, complete with an aluminum chassis.

The Acer Chromebook 14 is also notably the brand’s first 14-incher. It’s chosen to launch two versions of the screen namely a 1080p display and a 1366 × 768p one. The former will grant users 12 hours of battery life, while the latter supplies them with 14. The laptop is largely customizable, with the most high-end combination priced at $299.99 only.

For that much, potential buyers of the Chromebook 14 will be greeted with 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal space, a full HD IPS panel and a dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Celeron N3060 processor which can clock speeds of up to 2.48GHz through Intel’s burst technology. Other choices to lower the cost consist of 16GB of ROM, 2GB of RAM and a 1366 × 768p screen.

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Common features across all Acer models include dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, two USB 3.1 ports, an HDMI slot, two speakers, Bluetooth 4.2, a 3950mAh battery, and an HD Webcam equipped with an 88-degree wide-angle lens with support for HDR. Users will also get access to 100GB of free Google Drive storage for 2 years.

A quick take on the main specifications of the Acer Chromebook 14:

– Display: 14-inch IPS, full HD/HD
– OS: Google Chrome OS
– CPU: dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Celeron N3060
– Memory: 16GB/32GB
– RAM: 2GB/4GB
– Battery: 3950mAh
– Camera: 720p front
– Dimensions: 13.4 x 9.3 x 0.7-inch
– Connectivity: Wi-Fiac, USB 3.1, Bluetooth, HDMI

The high-end version of the Acer Chromebook 14 is currently up for pre-orders for $299.99 over at Amazon. The other models should come out within the next few months.