If you’re a Chromebook user, than you probably know that the device is more popular for being a cheaper notebook purchasing option. However, the latest developments on the Chromebook front suggest that it’s on its way to becoming something different, that will feature better design and specs.

But until then, the latest Chromebook 15 from Acer which is valued at the low price of $199 comes with many compromises that potential buyers should note.

To begin with, there’s the display situation. According to Acer, the 15.6 inch Chromebook display will enable users to view more tabs and apps, but many tech analysts believe that it won’t be so. The Chromebook screen resolution is something that you’d find on an 11 inch display device and there will also be the same amount of room to do things on the screen. So this isn’t really a great feature.

Then there’s the fact that the Chromebook 15 only has 2 GB of RAM which is very little for a device of that size and functionality. Hopefully, Acer will also manufacture a 4 GB variant like it did last year which costed $80 more than the smaller RAM variant.

These are some issues to take into consideration when buying the new Chromebook 15, but the device also has its perks. For example, it can last up to 12 hours on a single charge which is better then last year’s model. Sure, the Chromebooks are more suited for usage around the house, not on the go, but 12 hours of battery life can really enable you to move around with it.

The Chromebook 15 is also smaller and lighter than the previous generation so this is a plus for those owners who have to carry it around.

If you’re considering about buying one, keep in mind that for it’s low price, you will not be getting the best specs out there, but it’s still a pretty good deal if you want a cheap notebook.