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Leo's Tip of the Week

Product of the week

Acer Chromebook 15"

Acer's latest Chromebook has the same benefits as other Chromebooks on the market, except this model is the first to offer a larger display. Most Chromebooks have a 13" or even smaller screen, but this Acer model has a 15.6" Full HD IPS screen. It is 4.8 pounds, and just under an inch thick.

Acer's 15" Chromebook has an Intel Celeron Dual-Core 1.5 GHz processor, using the new Intel Broadwell micro-architecture. It has a battery life of 9 hours. There is a full-size SD card slot that supports up to 128GB of storage, and it supports dual-band 802.11AC and Bluetooth 4.0. There's also a 720p front facing HD webcam.

There are four different configuration options with the Acer 15" Chromebook. You can choose between 16 or 32 GB of internal storage, and 2GB or 4GB of RAM. The 2GB RAM option comes with a 720p HD display instead of the 1080p display that comes with the 4GB RAM option.

If you're interested in getting a Google Chomebook, but have been disappointed by the lack of screen size options, then this 15" Chromebook from Acer is a great choice.

The Acer Chromebook 15" starts at $249 for the 16GB/2GB RAM option, up to $349 for the high end configuration.

- Watch Leo Laporte's review of the Google Chromebook Pixel and Acer Chromebook 15 on Before You Buy
- Buy Acer Chromebook 15 on Amazon ($249)