Acer’s C910 is a 15-inch Chromebook with 1080p display and awesome performance

Hardware and software manufacturer Acer America announced the development of the Acer C910 Chromebook on March 19. The device has a fifth generation Intel Core i5 processor to deliver class-leading power.

“The new faster performing Acer C910 Chromebook with an Intel Core i5 processor is raising the bar for Chromebook performance,” said Carlos Siqueiros, mobility business manager at Acer America. “Its advanced technology will boost productivity and help our education and commercial customers get the most out of their Chromebook experience for collaboration on important projects and research.”

The Acer C910 has a 15.6-inch display, and comes with either a full HD IPS (1920×1080 resolution) panel or an HD display (1366×768 resolution). Both options have anti-glare properties to reduce eyestrain.

At only 4.85 pounds, Acer is marketing the laptop for not only its speed, but also its portability. It claims up to eight hours of battery life. On-the-go connections come via 802.11AC Wi-Fi with MIMO technology. Users can also connect peripherals over Bluetooth 4.0.

In terms of physical connectivity, the Acer C910 has a USB 3.0 port, USB 2.0 port, and an HDMI port.

If these specifications sound familiar, it’s because they’re very similar to the Acer Chromebook 15 we recently reviewed. The C910 is a business-oriented model, which means it offers a more subdued look and, of course, quicker hardware.

The Acer C910 will hit the U.S. market at the beginning of April. The suggested manufacturer’s price is $499.99. That’s $150 more than the top-tier Chromebook 15, so you do pay a premium for the quicker processor.