Acer recently launched the C7 Chromebook that runs Google’s Chrome operating system, and is priced at $199. The new Acer C7 Chromebook is designed to be an additional laptop for families, students and business people.
“Today’s computer users are doing more online heightening the need for enhanced security, quicker online access and an easy-to-use interface,” Jim Wong, corporate president, Acer Inc “The Acer C7 Chromebook provides all this at an affordable price, making it the right choice for families and students on a budget as well as anyone who wants a new or second mobile PC for web-based computing.”
Available at a price of $199
“The core of Google’s Chromebook vision is creating a better, more simple computing experience and making it available to everyone,” said Sundar Pichai, senior vice president, Chrome and Apps, Google. “We’re excited about the Acer C7 Chromebook, the newest addition to the Chromebook family. The Acer C7 delivers a hassle-free computing experience with the speed, security and simplicity that users expect of Chromebooks built in.”
Acer states that the C7 Chromebook boots up in less than 18 seconds and resumes quickly from sleep mode. Users can access apps through the app launcher and find new apps from the thousands of Chrome apps and games featured in the Chrome Web Store.
Acer states that the C7 Chromebook has security features built-in to defend against malware and viruses. The Acer C7 is automatically updated. It comes with integrated 802.11b/ g/ n Wi-Fi, so customers can quickly connect to hotspots and wireless networks.
The brand claims that the Acer C7 Chromebook is easy to maintain and share with others around the home, school or work. Users can have separate accounts and simply log in to get things done. Acer Chromebook customers are offered up to 100GB of free Google Drive storage for the first two years after purchase, so files are stored in the cloud even if the Acer C7 is lost, damaged or stolen. Customers can also access files offline, or create and edit Google Documents and use Gmail offline as well.
The Acer C7 is portable and sleek and it weighs only 3.05 pounds and measures one-inch thin, so it can be easily taken anywhere as it fits into a backpack, briefcase, or purse. The slim size houses a full-sized keyboard. The fully-clickable touchpad allows customers to conveniently get things done.
The Acer C7 features an integrated HD 1.3MP webcam with an LED indicator and microphone that can be used for video conferencing, as well as capturing video and photos for sharing online. Acer claims that websites, documents, photos and high-definition video look crisp and clear on the C7’s 11.6-inch HD Widescreen CineCrystal LED-backlit LCD.
The premiere offering in the Acer C7 Chromebook line is the Acer C710-2847. Powered by an Intel Celeron 847 processor (2MB L3 cache, 1.10GHz, DDR3 1333 MHz) and 2GB of DDR3 memory, the Acer C7 provides the performance to speed through the web, access files, enjoy video and more. It also has 320GB HDD for storing files.
The Acer C7 can be connected to consumer electronics devices such as camcorders, digital cameras and smart phones via its three USB 2.0 ports. It also has an HDMI port for pushing video and content to external displays and HDTVs. In addition, its card reader supports SD card and MMC, so customers can play their music and video directly from the card, or upload photos, video and music to sites.
As of now, there is no word on when the Acer C7 will be available in India. For more information on this new Chromebook, click here.