Acer’s Chrome­book

The Easy Choice

SmartHouse - - CONTENTS - Writ­ten by Fer­gus Hal­l­i­day

Acer’s Chrome­book 14 doesn’t just show off the strengths of Google’s ac­ces­si­ble lap­top line, it ex­em­pli­fies them and puts or­di­nary lap­tops to shame. Whether we’re talk­ing about price, per­for­mance, ver­sa­til­ity or de­sign – it beats them all.

Stu­dents don’t need por­ta­ble pow­er­houses, they need more light­weight ma­chines that move as fast as they do. They don’t need to be able to run en­ter­prise-level soft­ware. They need to be able to take notes, pre­pare as­sign­ments and - of course watch Net­flix. And, sure enough, Acer Chrome­book 14 meets th­ese mod­est de­mands with ease.

Base­line Chrome­books fea­ture ac­cess to a suite of Google-de­vel­oped soft­ware that’s only got­ten bet­ter with each gen­er­a­tion of Chrome­books. What’s more, Google re­cently brought the Google Play Store to Chrome­books – adding sup­port for mil­lions of ap­pli­ca­tions and ce­ment­ing it as a con­sid­er­able com­peti­tor even au­di­ences be­yond stu­dents.

Chrome­books are no longer just cheaper up­front but they’ll also pro­vide a more con­sis­tent pay­off. 14” Go­rilla Glass pro­vides un­par­al­leled pro­tec­tion, even against up to 330ml wa­ter spillage. Where a nor­mal lap­top will lose per­for­mance and bat­tery life over time – Chrome­books are set to get only bet­ter. Google re­cently buffered up the life­span of Chrome­book’s to five years and a full charge with the Acer Chrome­book 14 will keep you go­ing for 12 hours.

Google’s Chrome­books re­cently over­took Ap­ple’s share in the education mar­ket and it’s not hard to see why. Af­ter all, Acer’s Chrome­book 14 isn’t just the right choice. It’s the easy one.

The Acer Chrome­book 14 re­tails for $450

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