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Acer's C7 Chromebook Now Available in Additional Outlets

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Acer's new Chromebook is now available in additional retail outlets.

Acer America said on Friday that its popular $199 C7 Chromebook is now available in additional retail outlets. Previously it was only sold through Google Play, BestBuy.com and Best Buy stores, but now customers can purchase the affordable device online through TigerDirect, NewEgg and Staples.com.

The C7 Chromebook originally made its debut earlier this month, and has since become quite popular, the company said. It features an Intel Celeron 847 processor clocked at 1.10 GHz (2 MB cache), the Mobile Intel NM70 Express chipset, Intel HD Graphics (128 MB), 2 GB of DDR3 SDRAM (up to 4 GB), and a 11.6-inch HD CineCrystal LED-backlit LCD display (1366 x 768).

Also on the Chromebook's spec list is a 320 GB 5400RPM HDD, an HD webcam, Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11a/b/g/n connectivity, an Ethernet port, HDMI and VGA outputs, three USB 2.0 ports, a 2-in-1 card reader, and a 4-cell Li-ion battery. Google's Internet-based Chrome OS is the obvious platform of choice, backed by the Chrome OS keyboard.

"Our customers' enthusiastic response to the Acer C7 Chromebook has encouraged more of our e-tail partners to make them available for purchase online -- just in time for anyone looking for a great holiday gift for a loved one or yourself," said Scott Ledterman, vice president of retail, Acer America. "The extra low price of only $199 is so affordable that customers can even buy them as stocking stuffers for multiple people on their shopping list."

Owners of the C7 Chromebook acquire their apps via Google's Chrome Web Store, but unlike apps installed on a Windows desktop or laptop, the majority requires an Internet connection to function. But that's the beauty of Google's Chrome OS – it's lightweight and it's fast. Physically Acer's Chromebook weighs only 3.05 pounds and measures a mere one inch thin, making it easy to slip it into a backpack, purse or briefcase.

For more information about the Acer C7 Chromebook, head here.

 

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    chewy1963 , November 30, 2012 9:47 PM
    This is what a netbook should have been. If what you do is covered by their apps, it is a great deal.
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    chewy1963 , December 1, 2012 6:11 AM
    otacon72This thing is DOA... it doesn't even run a real OS.


    Depends on your point of view. It is a great minimalist laptop that does about 90% of what most non-tech people actually do with a computer.
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    Anonymous , December 1, 2012 11:30 AM
    chewy1963Depends on your point of view. It is a great minimalist laptop that does about 90% of what most non-tech people actually do with a computer.


    You can also put linux on these things if you just want a cheap linux laptop.
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    kawininjazx , December 1, 2012 1:08 PM
    ""The extra low price of only $199 is so affordable that customers can even buy them as stocking stuffers for multiple people on their shopping list." "

    I wish I had that kind of money...
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    Anonymous , December 1, 2012 5:33 PM
    Increase ram up to 4 gb but i've heard you can add even more, battery sucks but why not just buy an extra battery for cheap?, 320 GB hard drive can run Chrome OS/Ubuntu OS which is a MUCH BETTER OS than Chrome. Intel chip is a bit faster than Samsung ARM processor anyway. You can swap to a SSD instead of internal hard drive. 100 GB cloud storage still included with Acer Chromebook. Hdmi for straming netflix/movies on my hdtv. I love my chromebook it's a steal at $200, can't wait for updates and installing Ubuntu OS.
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    capncoad , December 1, 2012 8:02 PM
    I actually sold a more powerful Samsung Laptop in order to get a Chromebook (Samsung ARM Model). When folks blast Chromebooks for not having local apps and traditional OS features the point is completely going over their head. This is a case of less is more, where the value is having less 'stuff' to interfere with what you care about most (the web for a lot of people).

    There is a greater value in my life for light, quiet, efficient machine for doing stuff online than a fully loaded laptop machine with battery draining quad core processors that generate uncomfortable heat in order to run an OS where I use 5% of the functionality. Yet i'm responsible for 100% of the upkeep whether it's Linux Kernel Updates breaking my nvidia graphics drivers (Thanks Ubuntu 12.10) or having to fuss with a messy interface with Windows 8, virus protection Windows in general and registry clutter.

    I don't mind machine upkeep on my main tower PC that I use for gaming, multimedia and i'll gladly use Windows. But for sitting on the couch, going to class or laying in bed i'd rather keep mobile computing simple at best.
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    Scanlia , December 2, 2012 3:46 AM
    capncoadI actually sold a more powerful Samsung Laptop in order to get a Chromebook (Samsung ARM Model). When folks blast Chromebooks for not having local apps and traditional OS features the point is completely going over their head. This is a case of less is more, where the value is having less 'stuff' to interfere with what you care about most (the web for a lot of people). There is a greater value in my life for light, quiet, efficient machine for doing stuff online than a fully loaded laptop machine with battery draining quad core processors that generate uncomfortable heat in order to run an OS where I use 5% of the functionality. Yet i'm responsible for 100% of the upkeep whether it's Linux Kernel Updates breaking my nvidia graphics drivers (Thanks Ubuntu 12.10) or having to fuss with a messy interface with Windows 8, virus protection Windows in general and registry clutter. I don't mind machine upkeep on my main tower PC that I use for gaming, multimedia and i'll gladly use Windows. But for sitting on the couch, going to class or laying in bed i'd rather keep mobile computing simple at best.


    Wow, I couldn't agree more with you. Well said!