Acer has been in the Chromebook game for long and many of its products are well regarded. The company is showcasing a new Chromebook at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 in Las Vegas this week. The Acer Chromebook 315 is the company’s first to be powered by AMD processors. Chromebooks have largely had Intel silicon so many will be interested in seeing how AMD’s chips stack up.
The 15.6 inch Chromebook 315 will be available with 7th Gen AMD A6-9220C or A4-9120C processors and Radeon graphics. Its full HD 15.6 inch display will be available in touchscreen and non-touch configurations.
Compatible to run millions of Android apps from the Play Store out of the box, the Chromebook 315 is said to provide up to 10 hours of battery life. Android app performance has left more to be desired on Chromebooks with Intel chips so it will be interesting to see how they fare on this AMD-powered Chromebook. It also features an HD webcam, built-in microphone, two full-sized, upward-facing speakers, and a large backlit keyboard.
In addition to that, there are two USB Type-C Gen 1 ports, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, two USB 3.0 ports, and a combo headphone and speaker jack. The entire Chromebook weighs 3.79 pounds while measuring 380.54 x 256.28 x 19.95 mm.
Acer will begin selling the Chromebook 315 in North America from next month. The prices will start at $279.99.