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Acer Chromebook 715 CB715-1WT-527F

Specifications

Acer Chromebook 715 CB715-1WT-527F
Acer Chromebook 715 CB715-1WT-527F (Chromebook 715 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-8350U 4 x 1.7 - 3.6 GHz, Kaby Lake Refresh
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.9 x 366 x 249 ( = 0.7 x 14.41 x 9.8 in)
Battery
56 Wh Lithium-Ion, 4-cell
Operating System
Google Chrome OS
Camera
Webcam: HD 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.95 kg ( = 68.78 oz / 4.3 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
800 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 72.56% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 61%, features: 50%, display: 79% mobility: 76%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 91%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Acer Chromebook 715 CB715-1WT-527F

82.8% Acer Chromebook 715 Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
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.
60% Acer Chromebook 715 review: A display of woe
Source: It Pro English
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%
80% Acer Chromebook 715 review
Source: Laptop Mag English
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%
70% Acer Chromebook 715 Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
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%
70% Acer Chromebook 715 review
Source: Techradar English
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%

Comment

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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.

The battery shelf has been shown to be able to stand over 10 hours on a battery test. This is by far the best news for those craving long-hour usage without having to look for a place to plug-in and charge the Chromebook. Users would be able to use it with ease without much worry about its battery longevity. Despite the standout features of the Acer Chromebook 715, it has been said to be a big and fast premium laptop marred by an underwhelming display. The display is definitely a drawback in this creation by the Acer company. The colors are said to be quite dull when compared to other Chromebooks on the market. Apart from that, the screen is also not bright enough and has a rather coarse pixel density. This is quite a drawback in terms of user experience, as it is not going to give the best display presentation with such flaws. The coarse pixel density would obviously turn out to be a not-so-pleasing experience for the user, and the lighting might just make it even worse. Therefore, the consideration of acquiring the Acer Chromebook 715 is entirely subjective depending on the need and requirement of the user, as both the features and overall experience play vital roles in it.

 

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


i5-8350U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.7 and 3.6 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,100 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.60":

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.95 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.

While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.

There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.


72.56%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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