Acer has embraced the Chromebook more than almost any other company, and it seems like the company isn’t planning on slowing down with Chromebook releases.
In fact, a new leak shows off Acer’s next Chromebook, set to be the company’s first 14-inch version, featuring an Intel Celeron N3050 processor. The leak was spotted by Notebook Italia, which identified the computer in an FCC filing. The computer has also been spotted in some online store listings.
Apart from the Celeron N3050 processor, which is part of Intel’s entry-level Braswell family and has a speed of up to 2.16GHz, the computer is said to include 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The device will also offer an “HD” display, which means it will probably have a resolution of 1,366 x 786 pixels, given the fact that most of the other specs are fairly entry-level.
Of course, 32GB of storage doesn’t sound like much, however Chromebooks feature Google’s Chrome OS, which offers mostly Web-based apps such as Google Docs and Google Play Music. Basically, Chromebooks are great for someone constantly connected to the Internet, but perhaps not so great for someone who needs a lot of space for offline storage.
Acer has released a number of Chromebook models over the past few years, and its lineup includes 11-inch, 13-inch, and 15-inch models. The computers generally offer entry-level Intel processors, and range in price from $180 to $500, so expect the new computer to sit somewhere in that range, although it will likely be closer to the $500 mark.
Based on the specs, it seems like the computer will be squarely aimed at those who want a larger screen for things like watching movies, but don’t necessarily need a high-performance computer or don’t want to shell out the cash that might be needed to buy one.