In a blogpost, Google once again surprised everyone when they announced the Acer C7 Chromebook, the surprise came when Google unveil the retail price tag of the Acer C7 which is $199 – the Samsung Chromebook’s retail price is $249 which is already lower when compare to other notebook currently sold in the market today.
The Acer C7 Chromebook uses a much powerful processor which is the Intel® Core™ processor, an 11.6’’ LCD display with 1366×768 screen resolution, an HD camera and a 320 GB Hard Disk Drive with 2 years free 100 GB Google Drive cloud storage. The Acer C7 also features a full size QWERTY keyboard and of course an oversize touch-pad.
Here’s the Acer C7 Chromebook Specs:
- 11.6’’ (1366×768) display
- 1 inch thin – 3 lbs / 1.4 kg
- 3.5 hours of battery1
- Intel® Core™ processor
- 2 GB RAM
- 100 GB Google Drive Cloud Storage2 with 320 GB Hard Disk Drive
- Dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Ethernet
- 1.3 MP HD Camera
- 3x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI Port, 1x VGA port
Starting today (November 13, 2012), the Acer Chromebook be available for $199 in the U.S. on Google Play and at BestBuy.com and will available in selected Best Buy retail stores in the coming weeks. In U.K., it’ll be available on Google Play, Amazon UK, PC World and Currys.
It looks like Google is trying to discrupt the notebook market by offering a super cheap notebook powered by their homegrown Chrome OS and if you live in the Google universe the Acer C7 Chromebook is perfect for you (actually any Google Chromebook will do) but I don’t see any a chromebook being my primary computer well at least not “yet”.
Last modified: November 13, 2012