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Acer goes big with 15-inch Chromebook and a new Broadwell CPU

Gordon Mah Ung | Jan. 5, 2015
You know what the world needs? A Chromebook with a big screen. At least that's the message Acer has heard and answered with its new Chromebook 15, which sports a 15.6-inch display--the largest available on any Chromebook.

Nvidia gets love too

The Chromebook 15 is just the biggest such news from Acer. The company also announced a new Chromebook 13 with a touchscreen. The original Chromebook 13 was one of the first out the door with Nvidia's Tegra K1 ARM CPU, instead of a Samsung Exynos or the default Intel CPUs of late. Tegra K1's have since also been adopted by HP in its latest Chromebook 14. The price of the new Chromebook 13 with touch will be $330.

PCWorld has tested the original Chromebook 13 and found overall performance to be decent when put against a Bay Trail-based Chromebook, plus it has great battery life. The big question for Tegra K1 and possibly all ARM-based Chromebooks is how they'll fare now that Broadwell-based Chromebooks are here. Stay tuned.


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