Acer Announces Chromebook with 1080p Display, Nvidia Tegra K1 and 32 GB SSD

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Acer has just announced what might be the ultimate Chromebook Chrome OS lovers will start craving for.

With the option to get 1080p display paired with 32 GB SSD, 4 GB RAM and Nvidia Tegra K1, this Acer Chromebook may have just taken the Chromebook to a whole new level.

When Chromebooks first launched, they didn’t pick up anything but sheer criticism and humiliation. However, if you take a look at the number of companies making Chromebooks today, you’ll realize how much potential these low-cost devices have.

Granted, Chromebooks may not replace your desktop or Windows laptop computer anytime soon. But for many people, this can be the ultimate laptop to do all the things online. For others, it’s the perfect secondary laptop. You have to admit a lot of people these days use their computer just to get things done online. I don’t even turn on my laptop unless I’ve got a connection.

Let’s take a look at why I think this Acer Chromebook is the ultimate Chromebook that I want to buy.

Acer Chromebook 13

acer chromebook 13

Acer Chromebook 13 will be available at varying prices. It starts as low as $279 with basic 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB SSD. However, if you pay just $20 more, you will avail yourself a Chromebook with same hardware plus a 1080p resolution display.

If you want the ultimate Chromebook, you will have to pay $379 which will get you the maxed out version of Acer Chromebook 13 at full HD display, 32 GB SSD and 4 GB RAM.

The best part is, both models (there can be three combinations, though) come with Nvidia Tegra K1 processor.

With the Nvidia processor inside, you don’t have to worry about performance. The Nvidia K1 outperforms other Intel and Samsung hardware available today with other Chromebooks. Plus Nvidia claims that you won’t have to sacrifice battery life for the extreme power. The specifics of how long the battery life will stay isn’t given yet, but you can expect a fairly long period of work away from a charging point.

You might be wondering why Acer Chromebook 13 can be the ultimate Chromebook for Chrome OS enthusiasts while there are other models with Intel Core i3 chip or even a 1080p resolution display. It comes down to the full HD display and Nvidia’s powerful yet not power-hungry chip that are equipped with the new Acer Chromebook 13. The Verge writes that it might easily outperform the Samsung Chromebook 2 that hit the market not too long ago.

Pre-order for Acer Chromebook 13 has already started and the device’s shipment is expected to begin in September. Up until then, we just have to wait for a detailed review of the device to emerge on the web.

Chromebook with 1080p display hasn’t become mainstream yet. But this push from Acer might be just what the industry needed right now to make 1080p display resolution available on every other Chromebook out there.

Are you a Chromebook fan? Are you excited about the new Acer Chromebook 13?

Photo Credit: The Verge

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