I just saw the new Acer Chromebook Plus, and it might be a viable pro option

A silver Acer Chromebook Plus on a grey table
(Image credit: Future)

On Sunday evening, Acer announced its latest entry into the company's impressive (and still-growing) lineup of Chromebooks, which run ChromeOS rather than Windows or macOS, and have thus far been aimed almost exclusively at the budget market. 

However, we've seen manoeuvres in the last 12-24 months to push Chromebooks up the performance ranks a little, such as with the Acer Chromebook Spin 714, a 2-in-1 with a touchscreen, a more powerful processor and more RAM (and a slightly higher price tag) than we've gotten used to seeing on ChromeOS devices. 

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Erlingur Einarsson
Tech Reviews Editor

Erlingur is the Tech Reviews Editor on Creative Bloq. Having worked on magazines devoted to Photoshop, films, history, and science for over 15 years, as well as working on Digital Camera World and Top Ten Reviews in more recent times, Erlingur has developed a passion for finding tech that helps people do their job, whatever it may be. He loves putting things to the test and seeing if they're all hyped up to be, to make sure people are getting what they're promised. Still can't get his wifi-only printer to connect to his computer.