The new Acer Chromebook 14 is a notebook to consider if you are in the market for a Chrome OS-powered device sporting robust construction and offering long battery life. It parades an all-metal design and promises battery runtime that goes beyond a regular full workday for a budget-friendly price.
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Design and Display
It is not every day you see a cost-effective Chrome notebook like the Acer Chromebook 14.
It flaunts a casing made entirely of aluminium alloy to lessen fear of damage from accidental knocks and drops. The overall look is attractive for the price.
The design brings to mind the high-end Google Chromebook Pixel. The Acer Chromebook 14, as you may have guessed from its name, packs a 14-inch diagonal display with either an HD (768p) or a Full HD (1080p) resolution.
The IPS panel delivers up to 170-degree wide viewing angles. It has an anti-glare coating to make for comfortable viewing when outdoors.
The Acer Chromebook 14 is configured to appeal to students who need a budget laptop for school assignments and projects as well as for basic users who want a notebook for checking emails and doing typing.
Acer Chromebook 14 is powered by Intel Celeron (Braswell) processors – dual-core and quad-core CPU options.
You will get modest 2 GB or 4 GB of DDR3 RAM on the chromebook. Graphics is handled by integrated Intel HD Graphics 400/405.
If power supply is an issue in your area, the Acer Chromebook 14 has you covered with a promise of battery runtime that will easily suffice for a full workday.
The HD configuration will supposedly offer up to 14 hours of battery runtime, while the Full HD offering is expected to support up to 12 hours of use.
The Acer Chromebook 14 offers either 16 GB or 32 GB of eMMC storage – not quite surprising for a device running the lightweight Google Chrome operating system.
Acer Chromebook 14 features Bluetooth 4.2 and dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac (MIMO technology) for fast wireless connectivity. The laptop has two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI output port and an audio jack.
Pricing and Availability
Acer ChromeBook 14 is not yet available in Nigeria. When available, you can buy it at leading online stores in the country. Acer ChromeBook 14 Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N60,000 to N120,000 depending on your location in Nigeria.
Acer Chromebook 14 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Acer Chromebook 14:
- OS: Chrome OS
- Processor: Intel Celeron Processor
- GPU: Intel HD Graphics
- Memory: 2GB or 4GB RAM
- Colours: –
- Dimension: 340.36 x 236.22 x 17.78 mm
- Weight: –
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 14-inch Touchscreen Display, 1366 x 768 pixels or 1920 x 1080 pixels
- Keyboard: Chiclet style Keyboard
- Pointing Device: Touchpad
- Built-in Storage: 16GB or 32GB
- Optical Storage: No
- Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes, up to 100GB free Google Drive (for 2 years)
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, HD Webcam
- USB Port: Yes, 2 ports, USB Type C
- HDMI: Yes, 1 port
- DisplayPort: No
- VGA: No
- Ethernet (RJ-45): No
- SD Slot: Yes, 1 slot
- Mic/Headphone: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.1
- Mobile Broadband: No
- Rugged MIL-STD 810G military standard
- 2 Built-in Speakers and Digital Microphone
- Battery: –
- Use Time: up to 12 hours