The Acer Chromebook 15 is a cheap Chromebook that’ll get the job done

By | 10/17/2016

The Acer Chromebook 15 is an awesome deal. Stop bashing on it.


Sure, it’s not that pretty. Reviewers around the web seem to be calling the Acer 15 just “another” Chromebook. Well, what do you expect? It’s not supposed to be groundbreaking. It is just “another” Chromebook. But there is something special about it. It’s pretty cheap and affordable for you get. It costs $200 for this Chromebook experience.

It’s not pretty. It’s not ugly. But it’s not expensive either.

The Acer Chromebook 15 is nothing special, but it's cheap and very affordable. An excellent "bang for your buck."

The Acer Chromebook 15 is nothing special, but it’s cheap and very affordable. An excellent “bang for your buck.”

The Chromebook 15 by Acer sports a 15.6-inch screen with a decent display resolution of 1366 x 768.  You get pretty much the same specs as the previous models, such as the standard 16GB of onboard storage and 2GB of RAM, which are both standard for all Chromebooks, no matter the model or manufacturer. You also get a nice 12 hours of runtime on a single charge, which makes this a pretty efficient laptop for the essentials- reading emails, watching YouTube videos, or typing up an essay- pretty much simple tasks. It also features an Intel Celeron processor, which is nothing special but does include basic processing power for games and other moderate applications on your Chromebook.


If you want a full HD display, the Acer 15 also comes with an upgraded display at a higher cost. However, with the base specs being so basic, I’d suggest not to do that since it may suffer performance issues running full HD graphics and videos.

The Acer Chromebook 15 makes an excellent secondary computer

The Acer 15 make an excellent secondary computer though. If you like to work with multiple monitors or computers, you could easily use this as your secondary computer. With Chrome OS being such a fast and zippy experience, you could look something up or pull something up instantly. And with the all-day battery, you can leave this Chromebook to the side and use it whenever you need it. Chrome OS is built to be fast and performs basic to moderate tasks well (and much faster) than Windows-based machines. So if you need another computer in your reach for a very affordable price, check out the Acer 15 Chromebook.

If you’re looking for more power and a super Chromebook, check out the Samsung Chromebook Pro, which offers performance that blows out many high-end Windows computers, and even some Macs, if you look at it from a spec-only perspective.


Overall, the Acer 15 is an excellent price and very cheap. I can see it being used for work, students, or as a secondary computer. It’s nothing special, but it’s cheap for a Chromebook. If you’re interested, you can check it out at Walmart here.

 

 

About Andy Z.

Andy is a casual-hardcore Chrome OS fan and contributes to the site regularly. He likes computers, tech, sports cars, videogames, and of course, Chromebooks. Thinker. Introvert. Geek. You can find him on Twitter (@platytech), or send him an email (platy@platypusplatypus.com).

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