One day with a Chromebook, Mélanie, a communications student was sentenced

Mélanie took part in the test and agreed to replace the usual laptop with a Chromebook. Totally seduced experience.

We asked Mélanie, a communications school student, to test a Chromebook, in this case an Acer Chromebook 314 Pack. It is a 14-inch Full HD touch screen laptop, perfectly suited to the needs of students.

Lightness and independence

Unsurprisingly, the first point that was particularly appreciated by Melanie was her weight. No more than 1.5 kg on the scale. An important argument when carrying your computer all day. But thanks to the 14-inch screen, work is still very comfortable.

Another essential ingredient: independence. Student life often means not being able to reach a power outlet for hours on end. Mélanie checked it out for us, and the Acer Chromebook allowed her to attend all of her classes without recharging and carry the luxury of watching the series when it arrived in the evening without running out of battery.

An operating system focused on simplicity

The peculiarity of Chromebooks is the use of Chrome OS, an operating system developed by Google. Melanie, who did not know this environment at all, found her directions very quickly. What’s more, she, like many students, uses Google tools both for taking notes in class (Google Docs) and for her presentations (Google Slides).

Another advantage during lessons is the super fast startup speed. As long as it, like the Mélanie, is left on standby during the day, the ignition is almost instantaneous. Open it, it’s ready.

Acer Chromebook

Access to data in all conditions

The Chromebook comes with 100GB of Google Drive storage for one year. A very convenient and very reassuring storage space for Mélanie who is sure, even if her computer is stolen or her computer is lost, to be able to find all her work and lessons. It is also the guarantee of being able to access all these documents from any device even when you are away from your computer.

This peace of mind is also reflected in security management. The design of these computers makes it possible to avoid installing antivirus software and not worry about updates. Everything is automatic.

Seamless communication with your smartphone

Melanie also appreciated the very smooth communication with her smartphone. If an SMS arrives on the phone, it will be displayed on your Chromebook and you can reply directly from your computer.

Similarly, thanks to the “Nearby Sharing” function, it is possible to simply send a photo taken with your smartphone to your computer. On the contrary, a document on the Chromebook can be sent to the smartphone in a few seconds.

Thousands of apps are available in the Play Store

And since there’s more to life than work, Mélanie used a Chromebook to watch series. Just install the app to easily access your favorite streaming platform. As with the game, the Play Store is not lacking in capabilities as there are thousands of games. You just have to choose.

In the end, using a Chromebook would be a real find for Melanie that would totally seduce her. Last but not least, this Chromebook is being sold in bundles by Acer. It’s currently on sale on Fnac and Darty and costs €349.99 (instead of €399.99) only with a wireless mouse and storage case as a bonus. Price in line with the necessarily tight student budget.

Acer Chromebook 314 Pack Details

  • 14″ Full HD Touch Screen
  • Intel Celeron N4020 processor
  • 8 GB LPDDR4 RAM
  • Storage: 64GB eMMC
  • Chromium OS
  • 100 GB of Google One storage for free for one year
  • 2 USB Type-C 3.1
  • 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1
  • Weight: 1.5 kg
  • Price: €349.99 instead of €399.99 at Fnac and Darty

This article was written in partnership with Acer.

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