New Acer Chromebook 2013 Edition Powered by Intel Haswell CPUPublished on September 16th, 2013 | by Peter Paul
Acer has also introduced their Intel Haswell-powered Chromebook, aside from HP. The new Acer Chromebook 2013 edition is an 11-inch notebook that also runs on Chrome OS. Unlike the HP Chromebook 14, Acer’s Chromebook doesn’t come in various eye popping colors. But they are lighter and thinner than HP’s Chromebook. See more details below.
The Haswell-powered Acer Chromebook features an 11.6-inch semi-gloss display with a 1366×768 resolution. I know some of you hate this resolution but this is the standard resolution of most entry level to mid-range notebooks and laptops nowadays.
It’s only 0.75 inch thin and weighs 2.76 lbs, that definitely thinner and lighter than HP’s Chromebook. And thanks to the Intel Haswell processor that is powering this Chromebook, the new Acer Chromebook is able to reach up to 8.5 hours of continuous usage from its non-removable battery.
The new Intel Haswell powered Acer Chromebook also has an HDMI port, 1x USB 2.0 port and 1x USB 3.0 port, an SD Card slot and a standard headphone jack. Obviously it will have WiFi for its wireless connectivity options, as Chromebook rely on internet connection much of the time.
As of todate, we don’t know yet what type of Intel Haswell processor will be installed in Acer’s latest Chromebook, and how much storage capacity will it have. Probably 16GB or more, but you will get a 100GB of Google Drive storage free for two years when you buy one. Watch the video preview of the Acer Chromebook 2013 Edition below, courtesy of Mobile Geeks.
Price and Availability
Unfortunately Acer didn’t disclose how much will the new Acer Chromebook 2013 cost. But if we compare it with the HP and hopefully they will have similar specification, most probably the Acer Chromebook will also be priced around $299 more or less.
The Acer Chromebook 2013 will also become available this coming holiday season or towards the end of Q4 2013. As of today, the current Acer Chromebook C710-2487, currently priced at $249.99, is their popular one. But the current bestselling Chromebook is Samsung Chromebook also at $249.