As expected, Acer’s latest Chrome OS laptop is a 14 inch model with an Intel Celeron Braswell processor. But while I had figured that the Acer Chromebook 14 would be an entry-level device, it turns out that this is more of a mid-range Chromebook with a few special features.
Acer will offer a model with 4GB of RAM, 32GB of eMMC storage, an Intel Celeron N3060 dual-core CPU, and a full HD display in April for $300.
An entry-level model with 2GB of RAM, 16GB or of storage, and a 1366 x 768 pixel screen is also available. And Acer plans to offer models with quad-core Celeron N3160 processors as well.
Both models feature IPS displays for wide viewing angles, up to 14 hours of battery life (for the HD model, or 12 hours for the full HD version), and two USB 3.1 ports. The Chromebook 14 is also Acer’s first Chromebook to feature an all-metal (aluminum) chassis.
The laptop has a fanless case that measures 0.67 inches thick and weighs about 3.4 pounds.