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Author Topic: Acer unveils fastest Chromebook in the industry  (Read 1640 times)

Redaktion

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Acer unveils fastest Chromebook in the industry
« on: March 19, 2015, 23:20:42 »
This new Chrome OS-powered laptop features the Intel Core i5-5200U Broadwell processor and will hit the market next month for less than $500 USD.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Acer-unveils-fastest-Chromebook-in-the-industry.138778.0.html

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Re: Acer unveils fastest Chromebook in the industry
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2015, 09:19:31 »
Concerning the IPS display, might there be any difference between CB5-571 and C910? http://www.laptopmag.com pulls the panel into pieces writing:
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Although the Chromebook 15's 1080p screen is plenty large, it doesn't offer a great picture. Watching movies and TV shows was underwhelming. When viewing the HD trailer for The Avengers Age of Ultron, Captain America's shield looked clear, but the blue sky and orange flames looked muted.

Viewing angles were fairly decent, with image quality degrading slightly when I moved beyond 45 degrees. Despite its anti-glare coating, the screen still reflected some overhead lights during a dark scene in the Avengers trailer, making it hard to see.

Notching 228 nits on our brightness meter, the Chromebook 15 is dimmer than the average mainstream laptop (251 nits) and the Toshiba Chromebook 2 (339 nits), but brighter than the Samsung Chromebook 2 (214 nits) and the HP Chromebook 14 (209 nits).

Based on our colorimeter readings, the Chromebook 15 can display just 58.1 percent of the sRGB color gamut. That's much lower than the average mainstream notebook's 82.8 percent, the HP Chromebook 14's 61 percent and the Toshiba Chromebook 2's impressive 98.5 percent. The Samsung Chromebook 2 notched a poorer 57 percent.

IMHO: Devastating!


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Re: Acer unveils fastest Chromebook in the industry
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2015, 19:12:12 »
Indeed, apparently devastating. Only that can be considered fair to people who will mostly write documents on a Chromebook, maybe cut/paste images.

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Re: Acer unveils fastest Chromebook in the industry
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2015, 11:26:51 »
This is a truly capable laptop with the best value for money in the market today! Well done Acer. You only need a fast SD pro card for more space and a full fledged linux system like ubuntu and you are good to go. You can even install video and photo professional software for windows under Linux/Wine.

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Re: Acer unveils fastest Chromebook in the industry
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2015, 14:55:27 »
It's a Chromebook. Installing Linux on it kills the whole idea behind it, don't you think?

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Re: Acer unveils fastest Chromebook in the industry
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2015, 10:48:20 »
It's a Chromebook. Installing Linux on it kills the whole idea behind it, don't you think?

Replacing the 32GB M.2 by a bigger one and installing a Linux seems for me to be the only useful.

Well, having a just a lamp renders the C910 useless.  (Btw. isn't there any 15" below 1k$ notebook with decent display (IPS; >300mcd; >1:800)?)

Just my personal view ...

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Re: Acer unveils fastest Chromebook in the industry
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2015, 22:11:15 »
Why not get a freedos/no OS laptop and install Linux on it, then?

 

 
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