Acer has introduced its latest offering, the Chromebook Plus 515, a compelling addition to the lineup of devices featuring the Google operating system. This laptop not only promises outstanding performance but also integrates updated displays and cameras for an enhanced user experience.
The Acer Chromebook Plus 515 boasts a spacious 15.6-inch Full HD display (1920×1080) and is powered by 13th and 12th-generation Intel Core processors with hybrid technology, ensuring efficient multitasking and robust performance across various tasks, including productivity, creativity, and multimedia workloads. This powerful combination enables a remarkable battery life of up to 10 hours.
The device features a sleek design that meets MIL-STD 810H durability standards, making it resistant to challenging usage conditions. It also incorporates an OceanGlass touchpad and the option of a backlit keyboard for added convenience.
In terms of memory, the Chromebook Plus 515 offers configurations with LPDDR5X RAM ranging from 8 to 16 GB, coupled with SSD options up to 512 GB. On the connectivity front, it supports Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.1. The device is equipped with multiple ports, including two USB Type-C ports and HDMI ports, facilitating charging, data transfer, and display extension.
Video conferences are elevated to exceptional quality, thanks to the 1080p webcams featuring noise reduction and Blue Glass lenses. Utilizing artificial intelligence-based tools, the device automatically enhances image and video call quality. Additionally, a physical webcam shutter ensures privacy during meetings, classes, and conferences.
A notable inclusion with the laptop is a three-month Adobe Express Premium subscription plan, providing access to generative artificial intelligence solutions and creative tools. The Chromebook Plus also offers seamless file synchronization, enabling users to access Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides both online and offline.
For educational institutions, the Chromebook Plus is available with Chrome Education Upgrade, allowing administrators to efficiently manage devices at scale. This option equips teachers and students with various teaching and collaboration tools, such as Screencast, Adobe Express, and File Sync, enhancing productivity even in offline settings.
For businesses, Acer offers the Acer Chromebook Plus Enterprise 515, featuring Chrome Enterprise Upgrade. This option simplifies device management, integrates professional features into ChromeOS, and enhances security settings.
Acer Chromebook Plus 515 price and availability
The Acer Chromebook Plus 515 is slated for availability by October, with prices starting from £399.99 on Amazon.co.uk for the model equipped with Intel Core i3-1215U, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD.
In a related development earlier this year, Asus introduced the Chromebook Vibe CX34 Flip. This unique device stands out for its dual functionality as both a gaming notebook and a Chromebook. This versatile capability is achieved through the utilization of streaming services for video games, providing access to a vast library of over 1,400 games via cloud gaming platforms. The price for this innovative offering stands at $769.99.