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Acer Chromebook 15 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.5GHz 4GB 16GB SSD 15.6" Laptop

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Acer Chromebook 15 Review - Is it worth it?
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Product Review: Acer Chromebook 15 [CB5-571]

15 Reasons For

Three Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)s

The Chromebook 15 uses more number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s than most of the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Chromebook 15. Most of the Chromebooks that were launched around the same time as the Chromebook 15 only use two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s, however this notebook PC uses three number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many Chromebooks that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Quite Fast Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The Acer Chromebook 15 has one of the faster maximum processor memory bandwidths (25.6 gigabytes per second) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Chromebooks that came out more than a year ago have maximum processor memory bandwidths of between 21GB/s and 26GB/s.

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12 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Chromebook 15 is a 12 maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age only have between 4 and 11 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of Chromebooks that are a comparable age to the Chromebook 15 range from 8GB to 16GB. The Chromebook 15 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Chromebook 15.

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Good Brand

We checked 1,714 expert and owner reviews for Acer portable PCs and found that on average Acer has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Acer has good ratings specifically for its Chromebooks.

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Has a Front Camera

The Chromebook 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this type and age.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the DELL Chromebook 11[plb_2961001_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Chromebook 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most Chromebooks that are a comparable age to it. Most notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Chromebook 15.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebook 15 range from 11" to 16", and the average display diagonal is 13". With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Chromebook 15 has a quite big display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

We compared this laptop to all the other 15.6" portable PCs and we think the Acer Chromebook C910[plb_2860373_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Chromebook 15 has a fairly big internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The smallest internal memory of laptops that are a similar age to the Chromebook 15 is 2GB and the biggest is 4GB.

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Intel Celeron Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on Chromebooks that have been available for a similar time to it.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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L3 Processor Cache

The Chromebook 15 has a L3 processor cache which is better than most Chromebooks that were launched more than a year ago. Most Chromebooks that were launched around the same time as it have a L2 processor cache.

This notebook PC's processor cache level (L3) is in fact the best processor cache level amongst all Chromebooks that have been on the market for more than a year.

The worst processor cache level across comparable types of notebook PC is L2.

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Four Number of Battery Cellss

The Acer Chromebook 15 is a four number of battery cells notebook PC. Most of the other Chromebooks that have been on the market for more than a year only have three number of battery cellss.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The Chromebook 15 has a fairly big processor cache (2 megabytes) compared to most of the other Chromebooks that are a similar age to the Chromebook 15. The average processor cache of laptops of a similar type and age to the Chromebook 15 is 1.8MB, and the processor caches range from 1MB to 3MB.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Acer Chromebook 15 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencys (only 100 megahertz) amongst Chromebooks of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 240MHz.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity

The Acer Chromebook 15 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other laptops of this type and age have a full-size keyboard, however the Chromebook 15 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Heavy

The average weight of similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Chromebook 15 is 1.5kg. With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the Chromebook 15 is one of the heavier Chromebooks that were released one year ago amongst Chromebooks of this age.

There are a number of alternative 2.2kg heavy laptops currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Acer Chromebook C910[plb_2860373_price].

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec, the Chromebook 15 does not have a touchscreen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touchscreen to this notebook PC and we think the Acer Chromebook C85[plb_2854176_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Chromebook 15 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11ac wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Acer Chromebook 15

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this Acer laptop was released.

SSD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, which is typical of many Chromebooks that have been on the market for more than a year. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

We compared all the other laptops that have an SSD storage media to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Acer Chromebook C910[plb_2860373_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 8 hours, the Chromebook 15 has a relatively average battery life (max) compared to most of the other Chromebooks that are a similar age to the Chromebook 15.

If this portable PC battery life (max) is too short for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Chromebook 11[plb_2961001_price] (10h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 1.5 gigahertz, the Acer Chromebook 15 has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other Chromebooks that are a similar age to the Chromebook 15.

If this notebook PC processor frequency is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Acer Chromebook 11[plb_2793394_price] (1.83GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Acer Chromebook 15 has a relatively average total storage capacity (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Expert Reviews

(39)
16 October 2016

The Acer Chromebook 15 isn't the prettiest one out there, but getting a 15-inch screen and all-day battery life for a mere $200 is a deal that's hard to beat...

8 January 2016

If you've been tempted by the simplicity and hassle-free nature of Chrome OS, but need or want a bigger screen, the Acer Chromebook 15 is for you. I do wish Acer had been more ambitious, opting...

15in screen
Good battery life
Plenty of ports
Responsive touchpad
Cheap
Soso keyboard
Dim screen
Bulky and heavy
Priced more like a Windows laptop than a Chromebook
Not the prettiest Chromebook we've seen
22 December 2015

It's not any faster, longer-lasting or cheaper, but if you value screen size above all else then this is the Chromebook for you...

30 October 2015

The Chromebook 11 C740 is perfect for students on a budget or anyone needing a small and light machine they could take with them anywhere. But Acer has a much more powerful Chromebook in its... Read more…

Chromebooks, filled with Google-derived software and relying on ubiquitous Wi-Fi, continue to sell, especially in educational markets (Android and iOS tablets help fill students' hands as well).... Read more…

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User Reviews

(134)
Reviewed 28 July 2015 by Chel2

Very fast internet connection which is mainly what we wanted...

Reviewed 16 October 2015 by Anonymous

This is an excellent product and I suspect a view of the future to come. I have been working with the computer for just a couple of days and have to explore the full possibilities. The computer... Read more…

Reviewed 7 January 2016 by Katie
Katie would recommend the Acer Chromebook 15 CB3-531

I am a college student on a budget so this chrome book had the features of a normal laptop with little to not maintenance virus protection wise. It boots up instantly and makes downloading apps... Read more…

Reviewed 5 January 2016 by Dups
Dups would recommend the Acer Chromebook 15 CB3-531

Battery lasts much longer than my laptop. Love the way it opens right up and is ready to go. The price was excellent. The only draw back I have with it is that it does not have a number pad...

Reviewed 6 January 2016 by JoeyTheITGuy
JoeyTheITGuy would recommend the Acer Chromebook 15 CB3-531

I bought this Chromebook for my dad who has been using a laptop for years. He switched over to this device in no time. It works great for him, and is very easy for him to use. He was able to move... Read more…

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