Acer rolled out the 514 Chromebook back in 2018 as an upscale alternative to the budget systems to which the Chromebook name is often tied. With its $349 price tag and touches like a metal chassis, 1080p display, and Corning Gorilla Glass touchpad, it was looking to split the difference between the $149 and $199 Chromebooks and luxury versions like the Google Pixelbook. "Security", "touch travel", and system integration that offered Chrome OS to SMBs piped into it — these were all features you could get from a Chromebook. Finally, it had a redesigned laptop form factor that made it a tad shorter and more sleeker than older devices and had deeper port and form factor covers for inclusion in safety clearances.

But ASUS swoops in with a competitor much closer in price to the 514 Chromebook (and perhaps a bit cheaper in your local currency), which KT McDaniel reviewed. The Honor 8 is Technically a 9.7 some companies assume that gets it right when matching laptops match, though some say that's because of sacrificing performance for thinner form factor. The bags it comes in physically are large and your notebook becomes heavy and thick to carry. It's a bit barebones, but that's just the ASUS template.

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The specifications lie at 750$ including currency rates. Instead of Google-y performance enhancements we know from Chromebooks, here's what the full screen display differs from the Chrome OS that we know.

5-inch ~250×165 resolution IPS LCD

4:3 aspect ratio matte display with 178 degree interlaced viewing angle

10 hour battery life

CPU: Dual Core, 1.3GHz

GPU: Intel HD Graphics

Storage: 6GB (2x2GBx3GB) DDR4-2133MHz RAM, up to 128GB SSD+OS, 16GB M.2 SATA SSD

Screen: 17.3″ 16:9 IPS touchscreen, 1200:1 contrast , FHD 1920×1080 resolution, 100% sRGB, Microsoft app support (including SQL Server). Corning Gorilla Glass 4 is on both touchscreen and keyboard

I should reserve my best comments for the specs. Pjsaat spoke to Konsari which talks about Alcatel represented on the project to make the Honor 8. "Alicante - the new headquarters and research and development [center] have major advantages compared to other partners. Because we are partnered internally with Intel and Samsung, our work never is in the hands of its competitors and partners. And we also took the opportunity to learn some of the leading edge technologies, manufacturing capabilities of the partners, and where our business could co-operate," she said.

Honestly, is that example enough? Why has this been secretly hastily put together? If a developer gets an