Friday, June 24, 2016
"Acer’s Chromebook 14 is a two-sided story. For one, it shows the remarkable progress that we’ve made around what a $300 laptop can and should be. It’s made of aluminum, has a fantastic keyboard / trackpad combo, and a crisp 1080p display. And it does Chromebook things (web browsing, email, Google Docs, YouTube, Netflix, Spotify, etc.) adequately.
But on the other end, the Chromebook 14 is hindered by its lack of a touchscreen — just as Google prepares to usher Android apps into Chrome OS. You’ll be able to use those apps, sure, but navigating smartphone apps with a keyboard and trackpad is about as unholy as eating pizza with a fork and knife. Still, only a year or two ago, your $300 would’ve gone toward something far worse."
Acer Chromebook 14 review: a good value, but unprepared for the future | The Verge