Latest release in the range Acer, we’ve been running tests onChromebook 315…Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
Chromebook 315 to surf the Internet?
Because a computer is above all a tool for leisure and educational use (browsing e-commerce or information sites, writing e-mails, etc.), you need to make sure that it will stand the test of time and that it is of high quality.To be able to perform regular tasks that will not deteriorate over time.
It is to respond to this type of need that Acer has developed this Chromebook 315.A product positioned as mid-range but of good quality. When you get used to it, you can see that the equipment is of good quality.
This model is a mid-range model with a screen size of 15 inches. Easy to take along from time to time. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Celeron N4000. By investing in this laptop, you take the risk of immediate obsolescence. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. The power required for a fluid internet navigation, will sometimes be low on this model and may require a new purchase in 3 years. With less than a 4 Gb of RAM, it Chromebook 315 is a fair one. It will be a very good idea to spend a few extra euros to upgrade your computer with an extra 2Gb or 4Gb. In terms of memory, you will be assured of having a machine that is more fluid.
This is one of the smallest available disk space among the laptops of the moment. If you want to have your holiday photos locally, you’ll soon reach the limit of 64 Gb. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but if you need to, remember to have a USB key with you.
In conclusion, for a web use, know that this model has an autonomy of 10 hours. Acer is among the best in terms of duration in only battery mode. Incidentally, you will have all the more pleasure to use it for a long time because of its very pleasant screen.
Chromebook 315 the right choice for watching movies ?
Making this Chromebook 315 a multimedia tool, such seems to have been the objective of Acer. You will benefit from an unparalleled comfort of use. And to put it simply, this model is clearly one of the best in its category for watching videos or listening to music. The sound reproduction level and the display quality of this top-of-the-range model won’t be lacking.
Acer decided to make this laptop a very versatile product. A model with a standard template, 15 inches, and good resolution. 1366×768. And in film display mode, you’ll have excellent visual quality with bright, realistic images. Clearly, big enough to tire your eyes when watching movies, but also rather light (1.7 kg) when you have to carry it.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Chromebook 315. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Celeron N4000, which today is rather light for this kind of use. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. However, as long as you only run one application at a time, it may be enough.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel UHD Graphics 600, which with 4 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Regarding the connectivity part, Acer has made efforts with available 4 ports. Much better than most of the competition. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
Either it’s something you’re going to use while travelling or on the go, or you’re between your office and the living room.Acer promises 10hours of battery life; it’s the best on the market right now.What a pleasure it is not to have to check the battery level on a regular basis!
Chromebook 315 compatible with on the move use ?
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes Chromebook 315 to be easily carried around. At least that’s what we find out a priori. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
An acceptable gap regarding the displacement of this Chromebook 315 of 1.7 Kg. You can transport it easily, without too much effort. On the other hand, it is also pleasant to use it to surf the internet or write e-mails. One of the causes of its weight is related to the size of his 15 inches screen.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
At the same time, the laptop processor Celeron N4000 is struggling; in terms of power it does less well than its competitors, and consumes a lot of energy.
Note that like all manufacturers, Acer is optimistic about the autonomy of this Chromebook 315. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
Regarding the autonomy of this laptop, you will have 10 hours before having to reconnect; that is to say one of the best csore on the market.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 64 Gb. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
Even if a portable laptop stays at the hotel 80% of the time, it is relevant to have a screen that is not too big so as not to be disturbed, but big enough to enjoy the image. Because of its size, 15 inches this laptop represents a good compromise.
At the connector level, this model provides 4 inputs. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not Chromebook 315 really made for travelling.
The Chromebook 315 to make audio or video editing.
If you’re serious about editing and creating music, then you pay a lot of attention to processor speed and memory. Clearly, this Chromebook 315corresponds perfectly to the need related to this use. Since the last generation designed by Acer, there have been many improvements on the components. This laptop will facilitate multitasking, and you will be able to simultaneously run applications such as Photoshop, Magix Video or Vegas pro with an operating Chrome OS system.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Celeron N4000 does best. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The Chromebook 315 allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 64 Gb. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
As with many laptops, autonomy is a delicate subject. Being only on batteries, you have 10 hours of autonomy at your disposal. As a reminder, with such a powerful laptop, it’s hard to do much better Acer.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Chromebook 315 receives the USB3 connection. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
It Chromebook 315 is consequently well designed for this type of use. Perfectly designed for audio video use. In summary an excellent choice in this price range.
Chromebook 315 for video games?
Laptops, thanks to the rise in performance of processors and graphics cards, allow some people to gamble. And this Chromebook 315 is one of the average laptops you can play with. On the other hand, if you have to go through several hours, these same components will seem weak.
This laptop has a resolution in 1366×768, which is one of the poorest existing today. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.64 Gb are the minimum for computers today, making it one of the laptops with the least amount of space.
The Wi-Fi technology of this model has wifi with 5GHz band, which facilitates online gaming. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
With a weight 1.7 Kg and a screen size of 15 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
With an autonomy of 10 hours, it’s better than the competition.
It Chromebook 315 is finally an interesting compromise for those who want performance without spending too much on the purchase. Good for games, but also for many other uses.
The Chromebook 315 for office automation.
Access on efficiency, this Chromebook 315 is part of the laptops provided for office automation. It corresponds to a good quality computer.
This model is intended for those who want to change their system. The operating system is indeed Chrome OS.
In contrast to other larger models, this model is in the middle of the pack in terms of space requirements. Its weight of 1.7 Kg is not too high for a mobile computer.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
It’s one of the smallest backup spaces, with 64 Gb. Not really a problem for office use, but perhaps penalizing for some users.
In conclusion, this laptop is interesting. The middle groud for recurring use in office automation mode.
The Chromebook 315 in conclusion
Hard to do very well for all purposes; in any case this computer is doing well. The Chromebook 315 corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– travel use
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– web browsing
– playing video games
– office tasks
In summary, we advise this model for :
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing