Acer has been manufacturing Chromebook computers for some time now and they have a good reputation for bringing some of the best devices to market. So you may be interested in the news that Acer will be launching four brand spanking new models in late 2019.
There has never been a better time to buy into the computing world of the Chromebook. The reputation they once had of being devices to surf the internet are long gone. You can do so much more on a Chromebook that you’ll not find much that you cannot do.
Acer launching four new devices before the end of 2019 shows they are confident the market is there. This is great news for Chromebook lovers looking for an upgrade and newbies buying their first device.
THE NEW ACER CHROMEBOOKS ARRIVING LATE 2019
The Acer 314 Chromebook is a 14-inch laptop and will be available in both 4GB and 8GB of RAM versions. The same goes for the storage, where you’ll be able to select between 32GB or 64GB.
This is good to see as it means you’ll not be put off a particular model if the RAM or storage available is not suitable for your needs.
It’s also interesting to see that you’ll also have a choice when it comes to choosing the processor. The options being either the Intel Celeron N4000 or the N4100.
The Acer 315 Chromebook comes with a huge 15.6-inch display, which will make it ideal for anyone who needs a computer for work. If you’re into your spreadsheets you’ll be happy with the extra display size that is on offer.
Talking about spreadsheets, the Acer 315 comes with a separate number pad. This is ideal for anyone who does a lot of number crunching. I’ve always struggled using a Chromebook without a number pad when using spreadsheets, so this is a great addition.
You can choose between 4GB or an 8GB version and the storage on the 315 is available up to 128GB, which is double the amount of storage available on the Acer 314.
The processors available are the same as the Acer 314 but you also get the additional option of the Pentium Silver N5000. This clearly shows the Acer 315 has been designed to attract people who need a computer for work.
THE DISPLAY AND CONNECTIVITY
We all know the issue with some of the cheaper Chromebooks is the display. Luckily, it appears Acer has realised this is something we really care about. Both the Acer 314 and 315 Chromebook comes with full HD and IPS panels.
Another issue with some budget Chromebooks is the huge bezels you get around the display. Again, both the Acer 314 and 315 have been designed with much smaller bezels than previous budget Acer Chromebooks. This not only makes the device look nicer it also means they will be more compact in size.
Whether you have peripherals sporting the older type USB 3.1 or the newer Type-C connection. There is no need to be concerned, as both Chromebook models come with both port types. Upgrading your storage at a later date will also be easy to do thanks to the Micros SD slot available.
TWO 11.6 INCH MODELS ARE ALSO BEING RELEASED
If you are on the lookout for a smaller Chromebook then you may be interested in the two new 11.6-inch models.
Again, both are apparently going to be HD models. However, we’ll have to wait whether they offer true HD resolution of 1,920 by 1,080. I feel this will not be the case, but this is not such a huge concern on display sizes on offer here.
You’ll be able to get your hands on a laptop version or Hybrid. The Hybrid will come with 8GB of RAM and 64GB of storage while the laptop version will support up to 4GB of RAM and 32GB storage.
This makes sense because you are more likely to install more Android Apps on the Hybrid device, so having the extra RAM and storage will come in handy.
ARRIVAL TIMES AND PRICES
They are due to be launched in the UK around October and should be available in the USA by Christmas 2019.
The prices will range from £200/$249 and £280/$330 when launched.