Acer Chromebook 715 CB715-1WT-527F
Average of 5 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Chromebook 715 CB715-1WT-527F
The Acer Chromebook 715 is perhaps the current pinnacle of Chromebooks. With a sleek and sturdy build, excellent keyboard, and powerful hardware, it is easily one of the best Chromebooks on the market. Additionally, Android app integration and a built-in Linux virtual machine (still in beta) finally make Chrome OS feel like a fully-fledged (though piecemeal) operating system.
Source: It Pro
There's a lot to like about Acer's Chromebook 715; a snappy processor, a lovely keypad - with a dedicated number pad - and premium-ish extras such as the fingerprint sensor. Then again, the screen is absolutely woeful and you should expect more from an £899 laptop - £17 more gets you an Acer Travelmate X5 and a much brighter, richer display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/15/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Laptop Mag
Acer has a winner on its hands. The Chromebook 715 delivers strong performance, thanks to its Intel Core i5 processor. I really like the fingerprint sensor, and I appreciate the inclusion of a number pad. And lasting over 10 hours on our battery test is no small feat. The notebook's MIL-SPEC-tested aluminum chassis looks premium and can take a minor beating.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/01/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
All of which means the Acer Chromebook 715 is tough to recommend. Objectively, it performs well in many areas. Acer offers alternative configurations with a slightly less powerful Intel CPU and 8GB of memory rather than 16GB at a significant savings. In value terms, that makes much more sense. We’d steer you in that direction if the Acer Chromebook 715 is on your shopping list.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
All of which means the Acer Chromebook 715 is tough to recommend. Objectively, it performs well in many areas. But at this price point, there are a lot of both gorgeous and capable machines available and it’s hard to imagine choosing this Acer over all of them. That said, Acer offers alternative configurations with a slightly less powerful Intel CPU and 8GB of memory rather than 16GB at a significant savings. In value terms, that makes much more sense. We’d steer you in that direction if the Acer Chromebook 715 is on your shopping list.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
The original Chromebook Pixel was introduced by Google as an idea of a premium Chromebook, and many brands have ever since taken serious steps to venture into this competitive landscape. Acer is not far behind in its attempt, as it introduced its very own Acer Chromebook 715. However, the trick with this product has to be its high price as compared to other Chromebooks in the current market. Some have opined that this product is definitely quite expensive for a Chromebook, but Acer has its own way of justifying the overrated price. It was said to be a valuable and expectable compensation for the impressive build quality and the top-tier performance that it features. Apart from that, Acer also reaffirmed that the Chromebook 715 has the best laptop keyboard ever.
The full-size keyboard along with a number pad and also an optional fingerprint reader to go with it has been are said to be the best two features of this product. This is mainly due to the fact that there is absolutely no other large Chromebooks out there currently which incorporates said two features. The fingerprint reader has a very accurate and responsive sensor that quickly unlocks the laptop with a high level of consistency. The Acer Chromebook 715 carries 8 GB of RAM for user convenience. As far as the build quality is concerned, the all-aluminium chassis provides a solid and smooth presentation with an excellent fit and finish. In addition, the large Gorilla Glass trackpad, which has a silky-smooth appearance, is absolutely accurate and responsive. This, of course, guarantees a totally one-of-a-kind user experience, especially for those who are new to Chromebooks.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
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72.56%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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