Acer has strengthened its notebook line with the new Chrome OS Chromebook, Acer C720 which has got all the power by the next-generation Intel Haswell processors. The laptop will be available in Europe from the end of October at an affordable price of €249.
More superior design, faster and safer than its predecessor, the new Acer Chromebook has several good features that could make it a cost effective alternative to other chromebooks.
The integrated battery promises to last for eight and a half hours while in general the notebook has a new thinner body with a brand new Haswell processor inside. Particularly, it is a dual-core Intel Celeron 2955U processor that registers a significant improvement compared to Celeron processor based on the Sandy Bridge technology, which had been fitted its predecessor model, C7.
In C720, the maker has chosen an 11.6-inch matte display with a resolution of 1366×768 pixels. The rest of the technical equipment includes a 16GB SSD, 4GB of DDR3 RAM and Wi-Fi connectivity.
The new model C720 is slightly more expensive than the predecessor (€249 compared with €199), but the price increase is justified by the best integrated hardware equipment — primarily with Intel Haswell chips — and the battery, whose autonomy was pretty poor earlier. The laptop will compete directly with the HP Chromebook 11 announced by Google earlier this week.
Besides, Acer has also promised to introduce different configurations of the C720 available in the coming weeks, but didn’t provide any specific details. Rumors have it that there will be a version of the C720 with a touchscreen or a model with 4G LTE, like the new Chromebook 11.