The Acer Chromebook 715 started life as a premium model targeted at a growing business market for Chrome OS devices. Along with its smaller sibling, the, the 715 has a premium all-aluminum chassis built to survive drops from up to 48 inches (122 cm) and downward force up to 132 pounds (60 kg). You could also with a fingerprint reader, a backlit keyboard, an Intel Core i5 processor and 16GB of memory for around $750. Or, you can get a much more affordable version that dials back on the specs and extras but keeps the premium build quality, making it a fantastic choice for a home office or student Chromebook.
- Premium lightweight design with spacious 15.6-inch display
- Battery life longer than a workday
- Good everyday performance
- No backlit keyboard, fingerprint reader like higher-end versions
- Memory, storage soldered on
By dropping things like the backlight on the keyboard and the fingerprint reader as well as going with a lower-end processor and less memory, Acer brought the price down to $330. The price is now higher with the increased demand for inexpensive Chromebooks for remote learning and working coming in