New Acer Chromebook Raises the Battery Life and Lowers the Cost Dylan Duarte October 17, 2016 News Do you know what’s cooler than a $249 Chromebook? A $199 Chromebook. And do you know what’s even cooler than a $199 Chromebook? A $199 Chromebook with better battery life. That’s what you’re getting with Acer’s new 15.6-inch model that promises 12 hours of battery life on a single charge. That’s half of an Earth day! The rest of the specs aren’t too different than its predecessor: 1366 x display, 16GB of storage, and 2GB of RAM (plus the 100GB of Google Drive space). Of course, these are the base level specs and they can all be upgraded for the right amount of money. This latest model is available right now at Wal-Mart retailers. It’s not going to do any heavy lifting, but the stellar battery life and oodles of online storage make it a perfect work/school computer, which is what these are sort of made for in the first place. Unless you’re Samsung, of course, and you’re busting out the Chromebook Pro. Share This With The World!