Acer’s newest member of the company’s Chrome OS family, the Chromebook 15, is now on sale at Walmart for the price of $199. It offers a large 15.6-inch display, although its resolution is pretty small at just 1366×768.
If you are looking for a super-cheap Chromebook with a big display, this one may be for you. According to 9to5Google, the Acer Chromebook 15 CB3-532-C47C has an Intel Celeron N3060 dual-core processor inside, along with 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage, but it also includes an SD card slot that will help boost its rather meager SSD space.
The new Chromebook 15 weighs 4.3 pounds, which is not exactly in the ultrabook category but is still pretty light considering its large display. The battery life for the Chrome is supposed to last up to 12 hours, which again is pretty solid for the hardware and display. Acer does claim that this Chromebook model has been tested to withstand drops of up to 23 inches, which makes it sound like it can take a bit of abuse. It also has two USB 3.0 ports and an HDMI port, which is about standard for this kind of Chromebook.
Perhaps the most important feature for this Acer Chromebook 15 model, at least for some people, is that it will be included on the list of Chromebooks that will support running Android apps. There’s no word yet on when that will happen, but it’s definitely a plus for owners who want to run the vast number of apps available in the Google Play Store.
Are you interested in checking out this latest addition to the Chromebook family, especially with the promise of future Android app support?