Chromebooks are constantly gaining traction and Acer has been one of the top players in that space offering several different options for all sizes and price points. After releasing the first 15″ Chromebook last year, the company is slimming things down just a bit with their new 14″ model, but that screen size isn’t the only thing that’s new here.
The new Acer 14 offers a 14″ display that is available in both 1366×768 and 1920×1080 resolutions. The HD (720p) version offers up to 14 hours of battery life. This is also the first Acer Chromebook ever to use an all-metal chassis rather than a plastic one like their previous models offered.
We don’t know all the details on pricing just yet, but we do know that Acer will start pricing at just $299 for the FHD (1080p) model with 32GB of eMMC storage and 4GB of RAM. This model also comes with a 1.6GHz Intel Celeron processor (the new dual-core N3060 Braswell). Other models will be available including a less expensive model which will feature 16GB of storage and 2GB of RAM. There’s also dual USB 3.1 ports, an HDMI port, stereo speakers, Bluetooth 4.2, 801.11ac WiFi, and a 720p webcam.
Availability kicks off in April and the Acer 14 will be available through Acer themselves, Best Buy, and Amazon (where it’s currently available for pre-order).