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Acer - 15.6" Chromebook - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - 16GB eMMC Flash Memory - Granite Gray-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 1258 reviews

93%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 3.7 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Acer Chromebook

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    Marlo
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    This is a good value. The only shortcoming for me is the touchpad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    First Chromebook

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    Pdanforth
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    This was purchased to replace my Nexus 9, which was slowly dying. This is fast, sturdy and even though the speakers are not the greatest, the placement is great! The touch pad feels a bit cheap but I use a mouse so I can deal with that. I am also happy Google has finally added play store apps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    You Get Value, and Nothing More

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    inveni0
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    This is a value item, plain and simple. The trackpad is touchy (no pun intended), and the screen is cheap, with poor contrast and narrow viewing angle. The benefit, though is that this is an incredibly affordable, large Chromebook. If you set reasonable expectations, this thing will meet them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lighter than the standard laptop, but....

    Posted
    2leo2
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    This Chromebook comes at no surprise in that it's the standard OS all the other Chromebooks have. The advantage this product has is that it's lighter than I imagined, it has the biggest screen (15.6") by comparison, a faster processor, and a pretty large touchpad. The disadvantages are a speaker set that is oriented on either side of the keyboard, forcing the keyboard to be designed surprisingly but understandably small. I don't see the appeal of having a touchscreen on a laptop, it must be a preference thing. It's nice, does what it's supposed to do, and I enjoy using it.This does not replace a PC, it's a cheaper option for someone who is looking for just a computer to do their work on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent value for the price

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    ferrari
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    About 5 years ago, I purchased the first Acer Chromebook to come to market; primarily due to my fascination with the ability to be able to purchase a laptop for less than $200. I recognized at the time that this was no desktop or full size laptop replacement, but thought it would serve well as a second machine to keep handy for quick browsing, email, etc. It was a curiosity for a bit, but soon became the source of continual family complaints. The touchpad was finicky, leading to a lot of misclicks, the resolution wasn't the greatest, and neither was the battery life. After 6 months it pretty much gave up half its run time, and I had to purchase a new one after a year. But, 5 years is a long time as far as new tech goes (how often do you change your phone nowadays), and to all appearances, they haven't ignored the chromebook. First off, not even sure a 15.6 screen can be called a book - more like a magazine! The resolution has improved dramatically, and doesn't get fuzzy around the edges The finish of the screen is excellent, while moving from room to room under various lighting conditions I couldn't detect any glare; the screen remained bright & clear no matter the light intensity or angle. I must admit I'm no millennial, and didn't grow up with a phone attached to me, so I was never comfortable with disposing of the left & right buttons on the touchpad - I prefer a solid tactile click. If you're someone that was disenchanted with an early Chromebook touchpad, it's an improvement that I appreciated greatly. I was also surprised at the inclusion of an SSD drive at this price point - sure you don't get terabyte size, but it does wonders for battery life. I didn't have a timer clock on it, but it's had intermittent use for 5-6 days now, and it's still not screaming for an electric socket. Hopefully the life cycle of the battery itself has been extended as well. The other surprise was the inclusion of quality speakers versus the weak, tinny sound of the original Chromebooks that had worse sound than what comes out of your phone speaker. I guess my major point is that if, like me, you were disappointed with a first generation Chromebook, you might want to give this a look over. It's much more of a comfortable & satisfying machine to use, has a full size screen, better sound, better battery life, and better looking than its predecessor. All at the same price it was 5 years ago - good deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For many or even most, this is all you need!

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    stevefromtheburbs
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    When I opened up the box, I was immediately impressed with the look of this Chromebook. I've had a couple of Chromebooks in the past, but they just were not quite what I needed. The touchpad might have been a bit of a disappointment, or maybe it was too small of a screen. The battery might have been too small to be useful, or even that it felt cheap. All of these things have been solved on this generation of Chromebook. This thing feels solid, it has a trackpad that seems too good to be true, it has enough RAM to run pages well, and the 15" screen is a great improvement from other versions. The machine boots really fast, and gets you online quickly. Sometimes the WIFi will pause, then connect a bit later than expected, but still not too long. Once on, pages load fast, and the system can handle multiple tabs/tasks at the same time with ease. If I had any criticism, it would be that the screen looks slightly washed out, and isn't as sharp as I would like. But for the price point, can I really expect it to compete with a high end Mac or Windows computer? No, that would not be fair. It does however, get the job done well. The settings allow you to reprogram certian buttons, like that search button where the caps lock should be, you can reprogram that to make it a caps lock or other things; thank you! And thanks for listening because I'm not alone in my desire to have a larger screen machine that is at an affordable price point. Most of us think we need more of a computer than a well priced Chromebook, but I'm seeing every day how it is more and more not the case. Many people simply browse the web, check mail, and even use some basic applications, all of which this Chromebook can do, and can do well. Why spend hundreds more and end up with a computer that is slow and frustrating, when you can use this instead. Internet pages load faster on this than on my Macbook Pro.....and I'm serious about that. Good job Acer! This is a home run and the only option I wish it had was a cellular radio so it could connect via a mobile plan. I could use the hotpot on my phone, but it is easier when it is built into the computer. Just a recommendation, and nothing on this computer would make me think I needed to keep looking for something affordable.

    I would recommend this to a friend