’s $249 C720
Chromebook offered some solid specs
(for a chromebook
), and the company is already pushing the envelope further with a lower-priced C720 offering: the C720-2848 model will cost just $199.
The new model will run an Intel
Celeron 2955U (Haswell
) processor, and it will sport 16GB of SSD storage (with 100GB of Google Drive
storage) and 2GB of DDR3L RAM with a battery that purports to last 8.5 hours under normal use. The 11.6-inch matte display offers a 1366x768 resolution, and there’s an integrated webcam, dual speakers, USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, HDMI, and 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi.
The machine is just 0.75 inches thick and weighs 2.76 pounds, and it comes with a month-long free trial of Google Play All Music Access and 12 free GoGo in-flight passes. You can snag the $199 Acer Chromebook C720 now from Amazon or Best Buy, and Acer will also sell it directly starting in December.
Based on the work we’ve done testing the $249 Acer C720 Chromebook for an upcoming review, we can say that either model is a good deal, but paying $199 for what this platform and hardware offer is truly impressive.