Acer’s first touchscreen laptop to run on Chrome OS will arrive in early December for just $299. Known as the Acer Chromebook C720P, it’s the touch-enabled reiteration of last month’s C720 model.
The specs are fairly decent for web browsing and running Chrome OS apps. With an 11.6-inch LED display at HD (1366×768) resolution, the Acer Chromebook C720P can last up to 7.5 hours and only takes as long as 7 seconds to boot, thanks to the 32GB SSD storage. Powering the device is a Haswell-based Intel Celeron 2955U processor and 2GB DDR3 RAM. Connectivity options include USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n.
Other specs include a webcam, dual speakers, and SD card slot. Weighing at 2.98 pounds and measuring 0.78 inch thick, the Acer Chromebook C720P also gives access to free 100GB Google Drive storage and 12 free Gogo Inflight passes. Many stock Google products (Gmail, Youtube, etc.) are available as well.
The Acer Chromebook C720P will start selling in early December at Best Buy and Amazon.com, as well as Acer’s own online store. The only other alternative to a touchscreen laptop running on Chrome OS is Google’s own high-end Chromebook Pixel, which came at a hefty $1,299 price.