Acer Chromebook 715 & Chromebook 714 with 8th Gen Intel CPUs launched

Acer launches new Acer Chromebook 714 and Chromebook 715 with latest 8th gen Intel CPUs at
Next@Acer event

At Acer’s own Next@Acer, they have launched two new Intel-powered Chromebooks along with a lot of other laptops and products.

Both of these laptops work on Google’s Chrome OS and they are slight premium-end ones because of having features like 8th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, USB Type-C v3.1 ports for charging and faster data transfer.

Also, these Chromebooks have a sturdy metallic build with a small form factor, has Citrix certification for compatibility with a wide range of networking and cloud computing solutions, and also bears a fingerprint sensor for safe unlock.

The Acer Chromebook 714 & Chromebook 715 feature a shock-proof anodised aluminium chassis that comes with MIL-STD 810G durability certification.

Both of them are claimed to be highly durable and impact-resistant, capable of withstanding drops from a height of up to 48 inches and vertical force of up to 60kg.

Even the touchpad is protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass and is claimed to be both scratch and moisture resistant. The Acer Chromebook 715 is the first ever Chromebook to feature a full-size numeric keypad and also a backlit keyboard.

Specifications

Acer Chromebook 714

  • 14-inch full-HD (1920×1080 pixels) IPS display with slim bezels (6.18mm)
  • Up to an 8th Gen Intel Core i3 or i5 Processor
  • 8GB/ 16GB RAM options
  • Up to 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB of eMMC storage
  • Google Chrome Enterprise solutions as well as the Play Store’s library of Android apps
  • USB 3.1 Type-C, USB 3.0 port and a microSD card reader
  • Bluetooth 4.2 and dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Up to 12 hours of battery life on a single charge
  • Both touch and non-touch sensitive display variants will be available

Acer Chromebook 715

  • 15.6-inch full-HD (1920×1080 pixels) IPS display
  • Up to an 8th Gen Intel Core i3 or i5 Processor
  • 8GB/ 16GB RAM options
  • Up to 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB of eMMC storage
  • Google Chrome Enterprise solutions as well as the Play Store’s library of Android apps
  • USB 3.1 Type-C, USB 3.0 port and a microSD card reader
  • Bluetooth 4.2 and dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Up to 12 hours of battery life on a single charge
  • Both touch and non-touch sensitive display variants will be available
via PCMag

Price & Availability

The Acer Chromebook 714 will have a starting price of $549 (around Rs.38,000) for the base variant with 8GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It will go on sale in North America from this month onwards.

It will also reach the EMEA region with a starting price of EUR 549 (around Rs.43,000) the same month. Also, the 16GB RAM variant will be made available soon.

The Acer Chromebook 715, on the other hand, will go on sale later in June 2019 with a starting price of $499 (around Rs.34,000) in North America.

It will have a retail price of EUR 599 (around Rs.47,000) for the base variant (8GB RAM, 32GB storage) in the EMEA region. Like it’s brother this one too will have a higher-end variant with 16GB of RAM.

Overall Acer has done a marvelous job by combining quality with power and has made a premium Chromebook series which can be used for genuine work purpose and entertainment.

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