This touchscreen Chromebook eschews a large hard drive for the Google Chrome operating system, which securely stores your files in the cloud
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Acer Chromebook 15.6” Laptop (Refurbished A-Grade)
This laptop not only offers the lightweight body and fast performance Chromebooks are known for, but it also features a Full HD touchscreen for swift, tablet-like interactions with its display.
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.
Touchscreen Display: Tablet-Like Control
Zoom in on photos, jump to the next story on news apps, or play a mobile game on a bigger screen—all without using the keyboard or touchpad. A touchscreen display expands your control, giving you more ways to interact with apps and programs that support touch gestures. For more traditional tasks, such as answering emails, you can move back to the keyboard at any time.
Speedy Data Transfers with USB 3.0
A USB 3.0 SuperSpeed port transfers files to and from your computer at more than 10 times the speed of USB 2.0, which is especially helpful when you have a gigantic project on a flash drive, or you want to backup all of your files to an external hard drive. If your connected device uses USB 2.0, the port can still move bits and bytes with no sweat at 2.0 speeds, thanks to its backward compatibility.
- Model: CB515-1HT-P39B
- Operating system: Google Chrome
- Screen: 15.6” multitouch screen
- Resolution: Full HD
- Processor: 1.1GHz Intel Pentium
- Graphics processor: Intel HD Graphics 505
- RAM: 4GB
- Storage: 32GB eMMC flash memory
- Webcam: HD
- Audio: 2 upward-facing speakers, microphone
- WiFi: 802.11ac
- Bluetooth: 4.0
- Ports: 2 USB Type-C, 2 USB 3.0
- Weight: 4lb.
- Product dimensions: 14.9”x10.1”x0.7”
- Condition: refurbished (A-grade)
- 90-day warranty from 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.”