Laptops have become essential to our lives. Almost as important as smartphones as Acer Chromebook 15 is the kind of laptop you need for your daily activities. One thing that has made this laptop popular among many people is the power.
It is also lightweight, which is a good thing for those who spend hours with their system on their laps working. The capability of cloud – computing is an added advantage.
Hence, this laptop is built specifically to permit low budget purchase. Even when working on multiple tabs, you don’t have to worry about power. This is an advantage over other competitors.
However, most people were a bit disappointed when this laptop was announced. The reason is that most expected a better design since most Chromebook recently going for hybrid designs. Acer Chromebook 15 is a bit straightforward. Although there is a lot to love about this laptop, with better design and stylus support would made it top of the group.
Thus, this machine is still a great, silent Chromebook with amazing 1080 display, and aluminum body part. Its 15 inches display is the largest among all groups of Chromebook available currently. You can find the laptop in both touch and non – touch version.
Since it is not a 2–in–1 laptop, such as the Samsung Chromebook Pro or Google Pixelbook, hence the touch display is more of a luxury than a necessity. However, where the Acer Chromebook 15 pride itself is in battery life and price. Other laptops such as the Samsung Chromebook Pro which is a hybrid of Android and Chrome OS service offer superior performance. However it is more expensive. Furthermore they can’t come close to the Acer Chromebook 15 when it comes to battery life. The longevity of the Acer Chromebook 15 is mind boggling.
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Several tests have shown that the Acer Chromebook 15 is fast, but not as fast as its competitors. However, it does not have the trendy features and Ultra – high definition displays many laptops come with recently. Hence, at a glance the Acer Chromebook 15 is way behind its competitors with the exception of battery life.
In this article, we are going to look at the various aspects of the Acer Chromebook 15 laptop. We hope to help you have a vivid understanding of what this system is all about.
Acer Chromebook 15 Specs
The specifications of the Acer are worth every penny. Below are the details of the specifications we have received.
Acer Chromebook 15 comes with Intel HD Graphics 505. It offers vivid display which may not be as impressive as that of the Samsung Chromebook or Google Pixelbook.
The RAM of this laptop is not so impressive. It comes with 4GB.
The 15 inches display is the largest screen size if any Chromebook right now. It is one of the highlights of this laptop.
The weight is only 1.9 Kg. Which makes the laptop one of the lightest system in the market.
- Availability of ports
Ports are critical for connecting devices and transferring files. The Acer Chromebook 15 ports include two USB 3.0, USB 3.1 and a Type-C- headphone to boost your audio experience.
Although not the best one around. The webcam of this laptop is 1,280 x 720. We suggest you don’t use it for your conference calls.
Acer Chromebook Prices
The bigger version of this laptop at best buy in the United States is at $400. That means the Acer Chromebook 15 price in Nigeria is ₦180,000 (one hundred and eight thousand naira). When you compare that with the price of the Samsung Chromebook and Google Pixelbook which are $499, and $990 respectively, you will find it easier to focus on what the Acer Chromebook 15 gives than what it doesn’t have.
When you think about it, the price is almost a trade-off in performance. The reason for this assessment is that what it lacks in power, it compensates with battery life and beautiful, large HD screen. Although, this laptop is not the first to have a 15 inch full HD displays but it looks gorgeous nevertheless. Hence, for people that are concerned with only display appearance, this is the best choice because it is less expensive, and performs less.
Although it is not as powerful as its competitors, the battery life and added trade-offs makes the Acer Chromebook 15 a high valued laptop.
Acer Chromebook 15 Design
Here we have a solid, sharp, laptop ready for business and not some chintzy, plastic Chromebook. Most of its design model is gotten from the MacBook and other top quality business laptops. The beautiful aluminum shell has been milled at the edges , allowing the design to capture and magnify lights coming from the milled edges . This allows the laptop to glow with metallic light. It is all very impressive when you look at it.
To prevent users from complaining in the night, the chiclet–styled keyboard has bright backlight and feels excellent when touched. With highly responsive keys with the laptop large, the keys are properly spaced, although it may not be completely a full size keyboard.
The same way the edges a milled, that is how it is on the edge of the trackpad. This is a bit disappointing because it give the laptop an odd feeling. Making it loose the solid feeling found in the rest of the machine. Hence it makes the trackpad loose and clunky.
Therefore a click on the trackpad makes it feel mushy and just plain unpleasant. Furthermore, it moves slightly when a finger rests on it. Often you will expect a laptop with a weight of 1.9 Kg to feel heavier than those with 0.42Kg weight.
This is not the case with the Acer Chromebook 15, though the weight is higher than that of the Samsung Chromebook and Google Pixelbook like we said earlier it doesn’t feel heavy at all.
We think the weight is spread around the body as a result of the large screen. It is a thin machine as well which allows it to slide into a laptop bag with ease.
Acer Chromebook 15 battery
Most users have spoken of running a battery test twice on this laptop because it refused to give up the first time they did. Even after setting both the screen brightness and audio at 50%. Manufacturers put the battery life at 12 hours.
However, no one expects the manufacturers not to speak hyperbolically. Meanwhile, test has shown that the battery life exceed that number by a good 50% which is not something you see everyday. We mean it is rare to see the numbers quoted by manufacturers to be close to the reality of the situation, not alone surpassing it.
This means the Acer Chromebook 15 can last a day with a single charge. Hence, the number has the manufacturer’s projections beat by such a high merging. That is why the trade-off when you thing of power and longevity is worth every penny. Especially when you consider the sheer number the battery posts.
Furthermore, the Acer Chromebook 15 has no fans to run the battery down as well as the absence of less energy – consuming hardware like the Samsung or Pixelbook has. Hence, the reason it is never gets hot.
Acer Chromebook 15 dimensions
The physical characteristic of this laptop is impressive. With a height of 0.019 metre and width of 0.38 metre, you can tell that this laptop will make a great machine for you to enjoy movies and video because it is wide enough. Pack contains the laptop, Ac adapter (more on this later) and Lithium-ion battery.
Acer Chromebook 15 Adapter
We know that the adapter of any laptop doesn’t last forever. Often the laptop outlives the adapter. You can get the adapter on Amazon, or eBay, or Jumia.
Features and details of the Acer Chromebook 15 Adapter
- Comes with three years warranty to help avoid worry.
- Made with the best quality materials you can find anywhere. Has laptop safeguard technology included to prevent voltage surge, and overheating of the internal cables.
- Comes with a power cord cable.
- Output is 19V, 65w and it compatible to 19V, 45w. Global input voltage is between 100 –240 VAC.
- The item weight is 10 ounces
- Measure 1.2 inches with a height of 7.9 inches.
Acer Chromebook 15 and Android apps
In the summer of 2016, Google released a statement saying there will be update to chrome OS. The aim of this update is to allow Chromebooks run Android applications on it. The process was slow at first but eventually it picked up.
Now, there are lots of healthy applications both first and third- party devices that can run effectively on Chromebooks that are of Android origin.The ability to run Android application makes Chromebook more attractive to users who are not engaging in high – energy jobs like video editing with their laptops
Among the list of Chromebooks listed, our beloved Acer Chromebook 15 made the list. This is especially interesting being that you can run most of your Android apps on this laptop making the learning curve easier.
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Acer Chromebook 15 availability
To get this amazing laptop, you can get it from various means. These include Amazon, Jumia Nigeria, and eBay. These online shops all have this laptop and make it easy for people to get them all over the world.
For those in Nigeria, Jumia Nigeria have is the right place to go. Acer Chromebook 15 Jumia price is similar to the one on Amazon, $410. In Nigeria, the amount is approximately ₦170,000 (one hundred and seventy thousand naira).
Besides Jumia and Amazon, you can purchase the laptop on eBay. Acer Chromebook 15 eBay price is $269 which is equivalent to ₦110,000 naira. This price is exclusive of shipping and handling fees.
- Benefits of buying Acer Chromebook 15
Acer Chromebook 15 comes with bright and colorful as well as roomy screen. Hence, it is perfect for watching movies and TV shows. It is also good for surfing the web.
The large size of the screen makes eases the laptop screen on the eyes. Especially when using the laptop for an extended period of time. General web surfing and managing spreadsheets require you to look at the screen for long. Therefore, you need to a wide screen to avoid eye strain. This is among the chief benefit of purchasing the Acer Chromebook 15.
Furthermore, the amazing battery life is what really makes this laptop great. Although it is a great looking laptop, with speakers and screen working perfectly, the battery life takes the computer to the same level as the more powerful Chromebooks.
There is no where you will find a laptop with 15 inches anywhere with the same kind of battery life. And to top the cherry, after spending loads of time with this machine before the laptop finally gave up the ghost, it takes less than 2 hours to charge it completely making use of USB – C charger.
- What you won’t like about this laptop
The laptop is lacking in power which makes the laptop lag when the screen begins to fill up with heavy browsing tabs. However, the lag is very small but you will notice it eventually.
Although the speakers are very loud, they lack depth. Thereby producing loud music but with flat sound. Which makes the music sound like it is coming from the next room.
Other Laptops Similar to the Acer Chromebook 15
We have discussed the Acer Chromebook 15 extensively. However if you don’t like or not convinced about the capabilities of this laptop, there are other options.
These laptops include Samsung Chromebook Pro and Google Pixelbook. We shall look at the specifications of these laptops.
- Samsung Chromebook Pro
The laptop is more expensive than the Acer Chromebook 15, however it is more powerful. Although not with the same battery life and the screen of the Samsung Chromebook Pro is also smaller. However, it doesn’t have most of the issues that the Acer Chromebook 15 has.
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Chromebooks are a good way to carry out online activities at an affordable price. This is why Acer Chromebook 15 is an attractive option more than anything else and a perfect machine to do things with an attractive machine.
The massive screen size and battery life means you won’t regret your decision. For those who don’t need their laptop for more than watching movies, and streaming online videos, you have found the perfect laptop. Making use of this Acer Chromebook 15 to perform online task is a lovely experience.
With the reduction of eye strain as a result of large screen and great text rendering capabilities, you will enjoy your time online even more.