The other day, Acer announced its very first 13-inch Chromebook which also happens to be the world’s first such device powered by NVIDIA’s powerful Tegra K1 chip, enabling laptop to stay cool without a fan, while providing up to 13 hours of usage on a single charge!
That’s all nice, but… simply put, the Chromebook 13 isn’t as portable as we would want it to be. Whether that’s heavy plastic or some other cheap material used, it weighs full 3.31 lb (1.5 kg). In comparison, Acer’s high-end Windows laptops are much, much lighter.
Sure, you can argue that these Windows models cost much more, but that’s the not point. A Chromebook is seldom (if ever) used as a primary computer; as a secondary machine I think it should be easier to carry around. And that’s obviously not the case here.
Now, I don’t have anything again the Acer Chromebook 13 per se; what I would like to see is a more premium model that uses the same materials as Aspire C7. And yes, I would be willing to pay a premium for the benefit. And if it’s a problem to make such device using NVIDIA’s chip, let’s get back to Intel’s Core i3 or i5. It’s about time we get another Chromebook Pixel.