Our companion for the DevRel journey

devrel 19 giu 2023
series Acer Chromebook 314 CB314-1H-P2EM
Screen size 14 inch
Color Silver
Disk size 64 GB
CPU Intel Pentium Silver

In this post, we will be discussing the device that will accompany us on our DevRel journey. Unlike previous purchases, this time I had to make a quick decision with limited options. I settled on a Chromebook, which I knew had its limitations but was within my budget. The Chromebook runs on ChromeOS, an internet-only operating system that is different from Windows and MacOs. Despite the limitations, Chromebooks are a popular choice, with over 50 million units sold between 2021 and 2022 according to Statista.com.

Switching to a Chromebook can be a challenge, but it also has its benefits. One of the main benefits is its low energy consumption, making it perfect for those who are always on the go. Additionally, it works like a smartphone, requiring an internet connection to work optimally.

Given my €300 budget, I was able to purchase a second-hand Chromebook for €249.01 on Amazon's Warehouse. Although the charger was missing, I was fortunate enough to have USB-C chargers lying around 😉.

For those who are interested in the technical specifications of my Chromebook, Acer Italia has provided detailed information on their website.

Chromebook 314 CB314-1H - Specifiche tecniche | Notebook | Acer Italia
Con un display da 14″ e una cornice sottile di 7,3 mm, Acer Chromebook 314 consente di lavorare in condizioni di luce intensa e di incrementare così la produttività. La batteria di lunga durata, la potente CPU Intel® e la veloce connessione Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) ti portano online in un istante.

Now we have our device.

In our next post, we will be testing Chromebook's capabilities. The goal is to use the Chromebook exclusively for all my tasks.

Stay tuned for more updates on our DevRel journey