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Acer Chromebook 14 arrives with aluminium framework and 14-hour battery life

PC MAKER Acer has denounced a Chromebook 14, a premium-looking Chrome OS laptop that claims a MacBook-rivalling 14-hour battery life. 

Acer, perhaps not best famous for reward devices, combined a aluminium-clad Chromebook 14 to a laptop choice this week. This is Acer’s initial all-metal Chromebook, and a framework with dull corners weighs only 1.55kg.

Acer Chromebook 14

The device is one of many firsts, as it’s also a initial Chromebook with a 14in IPS screen, that is accessible in 1080p and 1366×768 resolutions. You’ll get 14 hours of battery life out of a Full HD model, according to Acer, creation it a highest-capacity Chromebook yet, and 12 hours from a 1366×768 version.

Acer’s Chromebook 14 has an Intel Celeron quad-core or dual-core N3060 processor, and 4GB or 2GB of twin channel LPDDR3 SDRAM. It will boat with a choice of 16GB or 32GB of storage, and has dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, dual USB 3.1 Type-A ports, one HDMI out and an HD webcam.

Jerry Kao, boss of Acer’s Notebook Business Group, is unsurprisingly a fan of a Chromebook 14, and spouted some predicted difference about a device.  

“With a industry-leading battery life of adult to 14 hours, a Acer Chromebook 14 is an critical new product in Acer’s award-winning Chromebook line,” he said.

“Customers have a far-reaching operation of needs for battery life, size, opening and features, and a line of Acer Chromebooks is expanding to make certain business get accurately what they want.

“The Chromebook 14 is an glorious choice for business who wish a stylish, large-screen Chromebook with prolonged battery life during an appealing price.”

If Kao’s difference have sole it to you, a Acer Chromebook 14 will be accessible in May for €249. Exact UK pricing and accessibility sum haven’t nonetheless been announced.

This time final year, Acer resolutely claimed that it would be a final male station in a PC market. However, a latest total from IDC uncover that a organisation unsuccessful to make it onto a tip five. µ

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