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Acer to unveil a 15.6-INCH Chromebook WHOPPER at CES
It's big AND hard, apparently
CES 2015 Acer has bigged up an embiggened Chromebook with a 15.6-inch screen ahead of the opening of the world's largest consumer electronics trade show – CES – in Las Vegas in a few days' time.
The vendor claimed that it had developed a robust Google OS-powered laptop with a case that it promised would "withstand up to 60kg of force, while the corners can tolerate up to 45cm drops without damage."
Acer said that the laptop, unimaginatively dubbed Chromebook 15, weighs 2.2kg (4.85 pounds).
And, sticking with the bigger-is-better theme, the computer maker added that it comes loaded with the largest touchpad of any Chromebook on the market today.
Tucked inside is a fifth generation Intel Core i3 or next generation Intel Celeron processor, Acer said.
Naturally, Acer plans to proudly parade its 15.6-incher at CES.
The laptop will come in several different models with either a 16GB or 32GB SSD drive and either 2GB or 4GB of RAM. US prices are expected to start at $249.99 for the entry model. No word yet on availability.