Acer has not been an active player regarding the development of high-performance laptops so far, but the waited releases of Predator 15, Predator 17 and Acer Chromebook R11 notebooks are going to change the dormancy nature of this company. Their releases are expected to be late 2015 and early 2016. The laptops are expected to rival the established brands such as Asus ROGs, MSI GE/GT, and Lenovo Y50/Y70, among others. They promise premium features, jaw-breaking specifications and excellent performance for gaming and for office use. Building a competitive gaming and office machine is not an easy task as there are many aspects that need to be balanced. So far, according to the specs sheets and the Acer announcements, these three machines look like potential bestsellers.
Acer Chromebook R11
After Acer launched Aspire R11 Windows notebook earlier this year, they’re back with a convertible notebook that resembles it in design, but the Acer Chromebook R11 runs on Google Chrome OS.
Acer Chromebook R11 is rumored to arrive in stores in mid-November, and will be available at a price close to $350 for the 16GB model. This makes it an ideal laptop for students and business people who may need it for traveling purposes because of its portability. It has a convertible design that let you use it as a tablet and a traditional laptop. This is made possible because of its 360 hinges that can easily fold the screen back on itself to allow you to use the touchscreen just like a tablet. It has a HD screen of 11.6 inches that has 1366 x 768 pixels having a pixel density of 135 ppi. Inside the Chromebook R11 is a 4GB RAM paired with an Intel Celeron processor that will be ideal for working on Google Docs and surfing the web.
Acer Predator 15 G9-59IG
This is another amazing release that is being waited by many because of the premium features and specifications that it will come with. Acer Predator 15 will have a screen size of 15.6 inches that will be Ultra HD with a resolution of 3840 x 2160. It will house a processor of Core i5-6300HQ CPUs or Intel Haswell Core i7-6700HQ and a chipset of Intel HM170. The battery capacity is rumored to be 8 cells with a capacity of 6000mAh. It will definitely run on Windows 10. It has a two-color backlit keyboard and a HD webcam.
Acer Predator 17 G9-791G
Acer Predator 17 is very similar to Acer Predator 15 especially in design and outlook. This will come with a screen display of 17 inches that will have a HD resolution of 3840 x 2160 and a 100% Adobe RGB. It will house an Intel Haswell Core i7-6700HQ processor or Core i5-6300HQ CPUs with a chipset of Intel HM170.
The Acer Predator battery will be an eight cell Wh battery with a capacity of 6000MaH. It will run on Windows 10. This too has a two-color backlit keyboard and also has a HD webcam.
The bottom line
The first impressions of the above upcoming Acer laptops 2016 looks good, they are absolutely perfect for anyone who need slightly more than a tablet size machine and a machine that can be used for office and gaming purposes. They are impressive laptops that everybody is all looking forward to in 2016.