Acer Chromebook 714 review.
The Acer Chromebook 714 is seriously solid, but not especially stylish.
By Jeremy Laird last updated 13 April 21.
Acer’s premium business-oriented 14-inch Chromebook is all metal and seriously solid, not especially stylish for the money.
Seriously solid metal chassis.
Decent quad-core performance.
Strong battery life.
Slightly dated styling.
Keyboard a little mouse.
Storage performance is weak.
Two minute review.
Hard to believe Google’s Chromebook Pixel launched way back in 2013. We’ve certainly all had plenty of time to get used to the idea of a premium Chromebook since then.
In fact, you can now choose from a full spectrum of budget-to-premium models. Enter, therefore, the new Acer Chromebook 714, a 14-inch model and something of a ‘tweener when it comes to pricing.
At around $500 (£500) to $800 (£800) depending on specification, it’s not a true premium device. But it’s also expensive enough to bring certain expectations. Spec for spec, it’s a little cheaper, for instance, than the Google PixelBook Go. But also a lot pricier than an Intel Celeron-based model like the HP Chromebook 14.