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Acer Chromebook 15 Video Spot Avoids Mentioning IPS

Acer has updated its Canadian website with a landing page for the Acer Chromebook 15, the world’s first 15.6-inch Chromebook.

While (as of writing) no exact models, configurations or price are listed, the page does retread everything else we already know about it: Broadwell processor, option of a Full HD screen, fabric texture casing, etc.

The landing page also links to a short video extolling the ‘features and highlights’ of the device that I, somehow, had missed when it went live on YouTube last month.

So, belated, here it is. All 1 minute and 3 seconds of it, complete with a less than subtle educational pitch.

IPS Question

Display purists among you may notice that the video, much like the official Acer press release last month, avoids using the term “IPS” to describe the screen quality, instead billing it as “a Full HD optimised screen with wide viewing angles (specifications vary depending on model)”.

The education version of this Chromebook, the C910, is being sold in a number of options, including a FHD IPS screen and a standard HD LCD. It’s entirely possible that these will be carried over to the consumer model, availability of which will vary by region hence the lack of explicit mention in this video.