Tuesday, 12 August 2014 03:42
Just yesterday we posted a link to a review of the new Chromebook C720 from Acer that packs in a Core i3 CPU and gets 8+ hours of battery life. Today, NVIDIA has announced their new K1 64-bit chip that packs in a quad-core Tegra K1 chip that will net you 1080p resolution and a crazy 13 hours of runtime. If this isn't enough to convince you, consider the price. The NVIDIA powered Chromebook is only $300 - compared to the Core i3 version at $400.
On a superficial note, the Chromebook 13 is definitely more basic-looking than the Chromebook 2. Whereas Samsung's model comes kitted out with a fake-leather lid, the Chromebook 13 is made of plain white plastic. It's clear that if Acer made any sacrifices to reach that lower price point, this is it. Then again, this is a perfectly serviceable, if unexciting, design, and the full-sized keyboard is naturally more spacious than what you'll find on Acer's older 11-inch Chromebooks.