New Acer C7 Chromebook Announced, Available for $200/€155

It will go on sale in the UK and the US starting this week

By on November 13th, 2012 11:00 GMT

The new Acer C7 Chromebook joins Samsung’s series of personal computers running Google’s Chrome operating system.

Apparently, this will be the cheapest Chromebook in the series as Google announced it would go on sale on November 13 for just $200/€155.

Initially, the Acer C7 Chromebook will be available in the US online at Google Play and Best Buy, and will be rolled out in select Best Buy stores this week.

Moreover, the C7 will also reach customers living in the UK this week via Google Play, Amazon UK, PC World and Currys.

For the time being, these are the only two regions where the Acer C7 Chromebook will be available for purchase, but Google confirmed it would bring the personal computer to additional countries as soon as possible.

Not much is known on the Acer C7’s specs sheet, though Google says it’s powered by an Intel Core processor and features 320 GB hard disk drive, along with an additional 100 GB Google Drive storage.

According to Google, “the new Acer C7 Chromebook delivers a hassle-free computing experience with speed, built-in security and the simplicity of automatic updates.”

The C7 Chromebook is only 1-inch thin and weighs around 1.4 kg/3 lbs. The computer boots up in 18 seconds, Google claims, and features a comfy keyboard, as well as a fully clickable trackpad.

It also sports a vivid 11.6-inch display, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Ethernet, HD camera, 3x USB 2.0, 1x HDMI port and 1x VGA port.

Acer C7’s battery life may vary based on usage and other conditions, but Google promises users will get around 3.5 hours of battery.

Last but not least, Google sells the Acer C7 Chromebook along with 12 free sessions of Gogo Inflight Internet, allowing users to connect to the Internet while flying on a plane.

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