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Acer 15.6” Chromebook with Intel Celeron Processor (Mfr. Refurb.)
With its aluminum brushed-finish cover, backlit keyboard, and thin frame, this Acer Chromebook boasts easy portability and a premium look and feel. But it also deserves praise for its performance-minded build, including a quick and responsive operating system and a battery that lasts up to 12 hours on a single charge.
Work and Play in Full High Definition
From full-length films to funny video clips, virtually everything you see on this computer’s display renders in crisp, lifelike detail. Its 1080p Full HD resolution is the same as that of many big-screen HDTVs, fitting the same amount of pixels—just more than 2 million—into a smaller space, so even everyday websites appear sharp and realistic.
Cloud-Based Chrome OS
This Chromebook can forego the components that make most laptops bulky and heavy, thanks to its web-based Chrome OS. Rather than store applications and files on a built-in hard drive, Chrome syncs with your pre-existing Google account to store everything, from documents and spreadsheets to MP3 files and video, entirely online. This system not only saves space on your computer; it makes your files accessible from anywhere you can log into your Google account, such as your smartphone.
Dual-Band WiFi: Play and Stream Without Lag
If you play a lot of data-intensive online games or stream online video for hours on end, dual-band WiFi ensures you can connect to the fastest available network. While most internet networks operate on the congested 2.4GHz band, dual-band WiFi also lets you connect to networks operating on the more modern 5GHz band, which provides more bandwidth for faster app downloads and smoother video streams.
- Product number: NX.GPTAA.008
- Operating system: Google Chrome
- Screen: 15.6” widescreen IPS LED-backlit multitouch display
- Resolution: 1920x1080
- Processor: Intel Celeron N3350 dual-core processor (up to 2.4GHz)
- Graphics processor: integrated
- RAM: 4GB
- Storage: 32GB eMMC
- Audio: 2 built-in upward-facing speakers
- WiFi: 802.11ac
- Ports: 2 USB 3.0, 2 USB Type-C USB 3.1 Gen 1, DisplayPort over USB Type-C
- Battery: 3,220mAh 4-cell lithium-ion
- Battery life: up to 12 hours
- Weight: 3.97lb.
- Product dimensions: 14.88”x10.08”x0.75”
- Condition: manufacturer refurbished
- Warranty: 90-day parts-and-labor warranty provided by Acer
Acer is a classic success story: it began as a husband-and-wife team with a handful of employees and grew into one of the bestselling names in laptop computers. In 2007, after acquiring both Gateway and Packard Bell, Acer was the No. 2 bestselling brand in the world for notebooks. But like many companies with humble roots, Acer has remained committed to its values, winning dozens of awards for sustainability and product design. Those two values meet in products such as recyclable notebook computers and the V6 series monitors, which were made with post-consumer recycled material. And the public notices: at the close of 2014, Acer landed a top spot on Amazon’s holiday bestseller list with its Chromebook, and the Aspire V laptop won a PC Magazine Editor’s Choice Award, promising much of what the brand is known for: “an entry-level gaming laptop with some real muscle, showing impressive performance and solid battery life without the expense of a premium system.”