Acer Releases New Haswell C720 Chromebook

Google and Acer teamed up to bring a thinner and lighter Chromebook

By on September 27th, 2013 07:45 GMT

Acer has unveiled its Acer C730 Chromebook, a device reminiscent of the C7 Chromebook launched a year before. The resemblance is visible in terms of design, but the new laptop has been improved and updated, bringing better performance and protection against the environment.

Notebook Italia claims that C730 packs an Intel 2955U Haswell processor based on Intel’s 4th generation Core architecture; so as you probably hope, the laptop is thinner than its predecessor. Battery life is also expected to be improved, lasting up to 8 hours.

The 11.6-inch display features a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Users have the opportunity to choose between 2GB or 4GB of RAM. 16GB of NAND flash memory is also offered, along with 2 USB ports, an HDMI one and an HD web camera.

As is the case with Chromebooks, the Acer C730 will ship with 100GB of free Google Drive storage for 2 years. And thanks to its 30cc fluid resistance, those of us unlucky enough to spill liquid on the device will be safe.

At the time being, we don’t have a price tag for the Chromebook, but Acer is expected to evaluate it similarly to the C7. Details about availability will probably pop up soon.

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