Like most laptop manufacturers, the company is trying to get closer to employees and students remotely with several of its new releases.
The Acer Chromebook 515 is a new line aimed at customers who work from home, as it looks like a useful video conferencing tool.
In the past years, the company has released very few 15.6-inch Chromebooks. But most of them were poor in terms of specifications.
The Acer Chromebook 515 is powered by a Core i3-1115G4, Pentium Gold 7505, Core i5 or Core i7 processor, with up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of NVMe storage.
The company made the computer cover out of aluminum, while the bottom half was made of plastic. But the device as a whole looks relatively sturdy and well-made.
The speakers, aided by a built-in smart speaker, easily deliver loud, room-filling sound that’s louder than many more expensive Windows laptops.
The webcam also has a physical shutter that is easy to move back and forth. And it works well to keep the user visible in dim light. And there are two types of built-in microphones as well.
The company did not provide the size of the battery. But it claims you get up to 10 hours. Although the 15.6-inch screen is not the brightest. But this screen is too wide for multitasking and matte enough to eliminate any glare.
The keyboard is backlit and has a numeric keypad. Below the keyboard is a fingerprint scanner and a large glass trackpad.
Acer announces Chromebook 515
There are technically two models of the computer, the regular Chromebook 515 and the Chromebook 515 Enterprise. The only difference seems to be that the latter comes with Chrome Enterprise, which includes additional security and management tools for IT departments.
The regular model arrives in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in October, and starts at €499. The Enterprise model arrives in North America in January 2022, with a starting price of $649.99. It will arrive in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in October, with a starting price of 799 euros.
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