Acer’s Skylake-powered Chromebook 14 For Work Is Its Fastest Ever

Acer Inc has just launched its latest Chromebook 14 for Work, and the company is saying that it’s the fastest Chromebook it has ever made.

51939352The Chromebook 14 for Work is powered by the latest Intel Core i5 Skylake CPU, and comes with up to 8 GB of RAM. It also packs a full HD display, and includes a 720p webcam with a wide angle lens (However, these specifications are for the top-end model, and base models are likely to come with 1366×768 resolution and lesser RAM). You also get a USB Type-C port, three USB 3.1 ports, a DisplayPort, as well as an audio jack and an HDMI port with the new Chromebook 14 for Work.

The laptop is Acer’s first Chromebook meeting Google’s Chrome for Work standard, geared towards enterprise users. Battery life is claimed to be around 12 hours, and there’s also a spill-resistant keyboard thrown into the mix. What’s most interesting about the Chromebook 14 for Work is that it is MIL-STD 810G certified and thus capable of surviving drops from up to four feet, despite having a Corning Gorilla Glass lid.

The Chromebook 14 for Work will be available in May, with prices starting at around $349. However, not much is known about its availability in India yet.

It’s also worth noting that Acer released another Chromebook 14 earlier this year, powered by a more humble Celeron processor.