Acer has unveiled its Chromebook 15 with a 15.6-inch display in an aluminum design at IFA 2017 in Berlin. In addition to having a Full HD IPS display available in touch-screen and non-touch configurations, the new Acer Chromebook 15 (CB515-1H/1HT) delivers up to 12 hours of battery life.
The Chromebook 15 has two full-sized upward-facing speakers that support high-definition audio and deliver enhanced volume and audio range, according to the vendor. It comes with a full-sized keyboard and large touchpad. The HD webcam has a 88-degree field of view to accommodate more participants in video chats, and the fanless design allows it to run quietly.
It is equipped with the latest dual-core Intel Celeron or quad-core Intel Pentium processors. Models in the line will be available with 32 GB or 64 GB of eMMC storage as well as 4 GB or 8 GB of RAM.
The Chromebook 15's new design features an aluminum top cover and palm rest, and is also thinner and lighter than previous generations. It features a backlit keyboard and weighs 1.72kg while measuring 378 x 256 x 18.9mm.
The Chromebook 15 offers Intel Wireless-AC (802.11ac) wireless featuring 2x2 MIMO technology. There are two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C ports. The USB Type-C adapter can also charge the unit. Users can connect peripherals to the Chromebook 15 via Bluetooth 4.2, two USB 3.0, an HDMI port and a combo headphone/speaker jack. The SD card reader supports up to 128 GB SDXC for transferring and saving files.