Chrome OS-powered laptops are selling like hotcakes these days. That said, Acer recently made its Chromebook C720 official, offering better hardware than its predecessor without overly increasing the price.
As per the press release, the new Acer Chromebook C720 emphasizes a sleek design, performance, and security features. With an Intel Haswell-based processor running under the hood, this 11.6-inch portable touts better processing power and battery life lasting up to 8.5 hours. This new model is 30% thinner, too.
Acer Chromebook C720 Specs
- Google Chrome OS
- 11.6-inch anti-glare display (1366×768), ~135ppi
- 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Celeron 2955U processor
- Intel HD Graphics
- 4GB DDR3L RAM
- 16GB SSD internal storage
- Integrated HD webcam
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Weight: 2.76 lbs
Other features include the Chrome OS’ secure boot and multiple accounts, providing better collaboration between people on a single device for educational and other purposes. Besides the 16GB internal storage, there’s also a 100GB free cloud storage on Google Drive for the first two years.
The first model of the C720 lineup — the Acer Chromebook C720-2800 – can be already pre-ordered thru Amazon for only $250 (4GB RAM, 16GB SSD). More options will be available soon.
Prospective buyers don’t have to settle for the Acer Chromebook C720 if they don’t want to, as there are other devices out there running on Google’s minimalistic operating system. The recently released HP Chromebook 11, priced at $275, seems to be the C720’s closest competition. It offers better display and lighter weight at the cost of a shorter battery life and less RAM.