The world’s first 15.6-inch Chromebook will go on sale next year made by Acer.
Like the Acer C740 model we leaked details of earlier today this upcoming 15-inch ‘Acer Chromebook 15’ (also referred to in the document we’ve seen as the ‘C910’) will ship with fifth-generation Intel Broadwell processors.
Broadwell-based Chromebooks have been in development for some time. With big performance improvements in graphics and power efficiency, they should be warmly welcomed by Haswell die-hards and bullish BayTrail fans alike.
Similar to the Acer C740, this humongous model is also being pitched at education. Acer calls it an ideal “Teacher’s Chromebook”. It will feature a reinforced display and ruggedized hinges and corners to help protect against bumps, scrapes and drops — i.e. children.
Despite the generous 15.6-inch screen size Acer isn’t purported to be going all out on quality. In non-glare “Acer ComfyView” (read: no IPS), two resolutions options will be offered:
- 15.6-inch HD (1366 x 768)
- 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080)
Processor choices are listed as either a 5th generation Intel Broadwell-U Celeron or Core i3 processor. Both are due to be revealed by Intel at January’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
RAM & onboard will span the usual 2GB/16GB, 4GB/32GB offerings, and there’ll be dual-antenna MIMO with 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0. A smattering of USB and HDMI out ports will cater to users expansion needs, and come as standard on models.
Finally, the only other information our friendly neighborhood Chrome Bandit has passed to us is the release date for the US: pencilled in for March 2015.
The device will apparently launch in the US near this date. Like other education models, this device is likely to be made available to both the public at large in addition to education, universities, and other commercial outfits.
More news is expected at CES next month.