In the past 24 months, Google has been rolling out laptops that use Google’s Chrome OS. At this point, people were more or less able to get familiarized with how this new operating system works but is it really a good alternative to Windows or Mac? Well, that mostly depends on what you use it for. Let’s check it out.
Processor: Intel Core i5-8250U Memory: 8GB Storage: 64GB eMMC storage Screen: 13.5inch Touchscreen Panel (4:3 aspect ratio) Weight: 1.5 kg Battery Runtime: 8 hours
- It comes with a great stylus which pairs well with it’s tablet mode. You would be able to do a lot of tasks that a normal laptop couldn’t do. It also has an overall premium finish that would really depict how expensive it is.
- It has a bright resolution display equipped with a Gorilla Glass for the touchscreen and the touchpad, diamond-cut edges, an anodized aluminum chassis which gives it a premium finish and helps with power dissipation.
- It has a 3:2 aspect ratio which means it is perfect for browsing web content and the overall optimization of the Chrome OS.
- Although the 3:2 has its benefits, it doesn’t do well with video streaming as most videos are now produced with 16:9 or 18:9 aspect ratio which means you would see black bands which blend with the relatively large bezels.
- Windows users would have a relatively hard time in adjusting to the new OS environment.
- Chrome OS promotes cloud based storage and they only included a 64GB flash storage so you would have a hard working offline with it.
- The Acer Chromebook isn’t for everyone as it only suits specific usages and for its price, It’s not worth to buy it just to try to grow on it. You’d have to do some in depth research regarding Chrome OS to fully maximize its performance but overall, it’s a great laptop in terms of raw performance and design.