Acer Launches New C720P Chromebook for $299


Back in September, Google showcased a relatively impressive range of new Haswell-powered Chromebook’s, which we have not heard much more about, until now that it is. Yesterday, Acer unveiled a revamped model of its current Chromebook, the C720P, which retails with a budget-friendly price tag of $299.

The revamped version of the C720P packs a Haswell micro-architecture Celeron 2955U processor, 32GB of SSD storage, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, an 11.6-inch capacitive LCD touchscreen with a resolution of 1366 x 768 and 16GB of internal storage. As you may of noticed, the RAM has taken a turn from the worst, being bumped down to 2GB from the 4GB found in the original C720.

In terms of connectivity, the device has built-in Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, 4G connectivity, one USB 2.0 port, One USB 3.0 port, an SDcard slot an HDMI out slot. So you’ll always have the facility to share files, connect to the internet, mirror your screen and transfer documents.

Similar to the beastly Chromebook Pixel, which retails for around $1299, the C720P packs a capacitive touchscreen, and whilst the performance and responsiveness of the display is yet to be determined, it’s still a pretty big deal to see Acer producing and shipping a touchscreen Chromebook for such a relatively low price.

A Chromebook is the perfect purchase for anyone who uses a browser window for most of the time and mainly uses Google’s services. The Chrome OS allows users to smoothly and seamlessly create documents, edit photos, update social feeds, sync bookmarks, update maps, save contacts and reply to e-mails everywhere they go, providing they have access to the internet.

The full gallery of the Acer C720P Chromebook press images can be browsed through below:

According to the press release, the C720P will go on sale from Amazon, Best Buy and Acer in early December. However, starting today, you can pre-order one on Amazon’s official product page, with an estimated shipping date of “mid-December.”

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