The fastest Chromebook is officially now available on the market.
What is it? It’s the Acer Chromebook 14 for Work. Acer is one the leading Chromebook manufacture’s in the world, right up in the ranks with Samsung.
Google’s Chrome for Work program
Google launched the new Chrome for Work program, which comprises of a specific and strategic set features that any laptop manufacturer must meet or surpass in order to be qualified. Google wants their Chromebook in the hands of governments, businesses, and enterprise users. If you don’t know about these fast and efficient laptops, read our intro guide to Chromebooks here.
What’s so special about the Chromebook 14 for Work?
Skylake Processor…in a Chromebook
Well, it’s the first Chromebook to have a Skylake processor, which is Intel’s 6th generation core processor. This is actually now the fastest Chromebook on the market available. And it also comes with up to 12 hours run time per charge, although reports have stated it ranges down to 10. Either way, that’s a lot of juice for one full charge.
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It also comes equipped with this spill-resistant keyboard. So, if you’re working at the desk and you accidentally tip your tea, it’s not a problem. The Chromebook’s got you covered. Although, iit’s not the first Chromebook of to have a spill-resistant keyboard. Samsung’s cheaper models that run around $200 have super resistant keyboards, so it’s not exactly a new feature. But incorporating it into the Acer 14 is a pretty handy feature.
It also comes with very rigorous and durable military grade shell to protect the laptop. The fancy name is the “MIL-STD 810G” military grade standard. To qualify for this, qualification, for lack of a better term, the laptop was measured through testing in a multitude of experiments, including temperature, humidity, sand, dust, rain, vibration, and a drop from up to 4 feet in height. The laptop must meet all of these qualifications and remain functional in order to receive the qualification.
Gorilla Glass lid
So now, you have a fun laptop that’s extremely durable, spill-proof, and probably the fastest Chromebook on the market. Acer also made a claim that this little laptop can handle weight on the lid- up to 132 pounds in weight, that is. If you ever place a book on top, have no fear.
Is that it? Nope, not at all. Acer sets the standard with another additional future. Corning’s Gorilla Glass. The addition of Gorilla Glass as the Chromebook’s lid provides a scratch-resistant lid that’s durable- and can even be customized. Acer has made it possible so that companies and businesses can have their logos printed directly onto the lid.
Acer 14 Chromebook specs
Under the hood, it, also sports a USB 3.0 Type-C port, which can have blazing speeds of up to 5 gigabits per second and can connect to an optional docking station. This is a step up from consumer Chromebooks, which typically only have USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports but not the same speed. This port can transfer audio, video and files in a snap. It even has a chip built-in to make your files ultra-secure so you can make sure your sensitive and confidential information doesn’t get into the wrong hands. The SSD capacity features at least 16GB of blazing fast storage for offline files and downloads. This is a standard for all Chromebooks.
Jerry Hou, general manager, Commercial & Detachable Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer states:
“Its first-rate performance and robust design provides businesses with a powerful and flexible product that delivers topnotch reliability and reduced total cost of ownership. In addition, the Chromebook 14 for Work can be efficiently deployed and managed, while maintaining excellent security for its employees.”
This is definitely a step up from the commercial level of Chromebooks. If you plan to buy this for personal use, it would be an excellent choice for a laptop that offers an upgraded processor, provides 4 gigs of RAM, a crisp HD screen, and all the durability you need. We think it’s perfect for business professionals, people who are always on the go, or entrepreneurs. Acer Chromebook 14 for Work starts at $349 in the United States. The low price point of it appeals to both typical consumers and businesses for purchase in bulk.
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This is the fastest Chromebook that you can buy. If you’re looking for speed and durability in a Chromebook, this is your go-to choice. It’s currently the only Chromebook on the market with the Skylake processor.
So, if you’re all about speed, you should go for it. Meet the Acer 14 Chromebook for Work. Perfect for those powerusers that need a little extra “umph” in their Chromebook. This is a beastly laptop for the price point. Even if businesses don’t spring for it, we definitely will, as consumers. We’re already a big fan of the Acer Chromebook 11, which is a best-seller. Now, this one we’ll definitely pick up- we’ve basically moved away from the bloat of Windows and can solely do our work on Chrome OS. It’s amazing to think how little you actually need to get stuff done.