Acer America today announced the availability of a new $199.99 entry-level model in its new Acer C720 Chromebook line for budget-minded customers. Like all Acer C720 models, the Acer C720-2848 runs on an Intel Celeron processor based on the Haswell micro-architecture to deliver fast performance and up to 8.5 hours of battery life. Here's more info:
The new C720-2848 Chromebook is powered by an Intel Celeron 2955U processor based on the Intel Haswell micro-architecture, so it delivers fast performance and battery life. The battery keeps customers going for up to 8.5 hours, ideal for all day productivity and fun. The C720-2848 comes with a 16GB SSD and 2GB of DDR3 memory.
The Acer C720-2848 Chromebook measures only 0.75-inches and weighs 2.76 pounds. The 11.6-inch ComfyView HD display has a 1366x768 resolution. The Acer C720-2848 features an integrated HD webcam for video chatting as well as capturing video and photos for sharing online. It connects to hotspots and wireless networks quickly via 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi. The new C720 has fast USB 3.0 port as well as a USB 2.0 port. It also has an HDMI port for pushing video and content to external displays and HDTVs.
Chromebooks come with popular Google products built in including Search, Gmail, YouTube, and Hangouts. Acer Chromebook customers are offered up to 100GB of free Google Drive storage for the first two years after purchase. In addition, Acer C720 models come with Google Play Music All Access and 12 free Gogo Inflight passes to allow customers to stay online even while on a flight.
Pricing, Availability and Warranty The Acer C720-2848 is available now from Best Buy and Amazon.com for $199.99 in the United States. It will be available at the Acer Store in December. The new Acer C720-2848 comes with a standard one-year parts and labor warranty, which can be extended to three years with the Acer Advantage service. All Acer Chromebooks are backed by toll-free service and support.