Acer has recently announced the availability of the Acer C720-2848 Chromebook, an 11.6-inch entry level Chromebook powered by the latest Intel Celeron processor based on the Haswell architecture. Acer has previously released the Acer C720-2800 Chromebook for $249 USD. Both of these models are really just the same. They have the same set of features and specifications. The only difference is that the Acer C720-2848 comes with only 2GB of DDR3 RAM and is $50 cheaper compared to the C720-2800. Check out the rest of the details below, specs, reviews and where you can buy one.
UPDATE: Acer releases the first ever touch Chromebook. See the Acer Chromebook C720P here.
Acer C720-2848 Chromebook Features
Budget-Minded Model Makes a Great Holiday Gift
The Acer C720-2848 is a great option for families and students on a budget who need an effective way to be productive, share Google Docs with study groups, access apps for school, pay bills and stay in touch via social networks. The new C720-2848 Chromebook is powered by an Intel Celeron 2955U processor based on the Intel Haswell micro-architecture, so it delivers fast performance and battery life. The battery keeps customers going for up to 8.5 hours, ideal for all day productivity and fun. The C720-2848 comes with a 16 GB SSD and 2 GB of DDR3 memory.
Thin, Light Design has all the Extras
The Acer C720-2848 Chromebook measures only 0.75-inches, so it is slim enough to fit into a book bag, purse or backpack. It is lightweight at only 2.76 pounds, so it is easy to take to classes, meetings or anywhere to stay in touch. The vibrant 11.6-inch ComfyView HD display has a 1366×768 resolution that keeps websites, images and video crisp and clear.
The Acer C720-2848 features an integrated HD webcam for video chatting as well as capturing video and photos for sharing online. It connects to hotspots and wireless networks quickly via 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi. Plus, the dual speaker design ensures crisp and clear stereo audio for enjoying music, video and more. Connecting to popular consumer electronics devices such as camcorders, digital cameras and smartphones is easy and convenient with the C720’s fast USB 3.0 port as well as a USB 2.0 port. It also has an HDMI port for pushing video and content to external displays and HDTVs.
Chromebooks Are Ready to Work and Play
Chromebooks come with popular Google products built in including Search, Gmail, YouTube, and Hangouts, so customers are ready to work, play, and stay connected right out of the box. Acer Chromebook customers are offered up to 100 GB of free Google Drive storage for the first two years after purchase, so files, documents, photos and more are stored safely in the cloud. In addition, Acer C720 models come with Google Play Music All Access and 12 free Gogo Inflight passes to allow customers to stay online even while on a flight.
Acer C720-2848 Chromebook Specifications
Operating System: Google Chrome Operating System
Processor: Intel Celeron 2955U Haswell at 1.4GHz, 2MB L3 cache
Memory: 2048MB DDR3L SDRAM
Storage: 16GB SSD Drive
Display: 11.6-inch Anti-Glare HD Widescreen LED-backlit Display at 1366×768
Graphics Processor: Intel HD Graphics with 128MB of dedicated system memory
Networking: Acer InviLinkTM NplifyTM 802.11a/b/g/n wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.0
Inputs: Full-size Acer FineTip Keyboard, Multi-Gesture Touchpad, Built-in HD Webcam
Audio: Two built-in stereo speakers
Ports: 1x USB 3.0 Port, 1x USB 2.0 Port, 1x HDMI Port
Battery: 3-Cell Li-Polymer Battery up to 8.5-hours Battery Life
Dimensions: 11.34 x 8.03 x 0.75 inches
Weight: 2.76 lbs.| 1.25 kg (system unit only)
Price and Where to Buy
The Acer C720-2848 Chromebook is now available only $199. It comes with a standard one-year parts and labor warranty, which can be extended to three years with the Acer Advantage service. All Acer Chromebooks are backed by toll-free service and support.
UPDATE: Check out the faster and newer model: Acer Chromebook C720-3605 11.6″
Acer C720 Chromebook Review
The Acer C720 Chromebook Review below is courtesy of MobileTechReview. The unit that Lisa has is the C720-2800 with 4GB of memory. The rest are just the same, so more or less you get the same Acer C720 Chromebook for a lesser price and half the memory size.