Chromebook 15 (CB5-571) launched last January at CES 2015; not a version of the latest generation (there are more recent as the Chromebook 15 CB3-531 presented a few months ago) but at least it is new in our country. The Chromebook 15 (CB5-571) incorporates an Intel Celeron 3205U (Broadwell) with 4GB of RAM, 16GB of storage on SSD M.2 and a 15.6-inch HD (1366 x 768 pixels) no-IPS. On board, the inevitable modules 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, a 2.0 and HDMI video output, as well as an SD card reader.
The frame color white (also inside) shows a 3D relief finish on the cover (it seems the plot of a fabric) that gives it a sophisticated and comfortable, providing a secure grip and taking away dirt and fingerprints. The chassis, which measures 393 x 256 x 24 mm and weighs 2.2 kg, has been strengthened to better withstand bumps and drops; the body is able to withstand up to 60 kg of force, while the edges can withstand falls from 45 cm without damage. The keyboard is very wide, as the touchpad that has larger than normal, with the selection buttons integrated under the sensitive surface. Based on the speakers they are arranged also full-size, facing upwards for a higher volume and greater clarity of the sound.
The version sold in Italy, for now the only, has code-CB5-571 C4Y3 (NX.MUNET.002 model) and is one of the cheapest. At least on paper. On the occasion of the official launch, Acer had declared that the Chromebook 15 (CB5-571) would have a starting price of 279 Euros, but in Italy it is much more expensive. You can find it by Monclick at a price of 373 Euros (VAT included), too much to 2GB of RAM more than the entry-level model, but if you’re lucky you can even rip a street-price of 339 EUR, to which should be added the shipping fees.
We wish to clarify that when the Chromebook 15 is on presale in Italy and probably in the next few days with warehouses full, the price could undergo small variations. According to the information of some online shop, which at this time are populating the product pages, the Acer Chromebook 15 (CB5-571) will be available from the second half of July