Google Launches $199 Acer C7 Chromebook

Google has unveiled a new Chromebook, the Acer C7, which releases today for the price of $199.

The device boasts an "extra bright" 11.6-inch HD Widescreen CineCyrstal LED-backlit LCD screen, an Intel Core processor and more than 3.5 hours of battery life.

The C7, which is one-inch thin and weighs 3.05 pounds, also delivers a full-sized keyboard and clickable touchpad, HD 1.3MP webcam with an LED indicator and microphone, HDMI port, three USB 2.0 ports and a card reader that supports a SD card and MMC.

Boot time takes 18 seconds, with users being able to resume instantly. The notebook delivers a hi-def video viewing experience with 1080p on the C7's 1366 x 768 resolution screen, as well as 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi support.

Storage space is offered through a 320GB hard drive, with Google gifting new owners with 100GB of free storage on its cloud service, Google Drive.

"The core of Google's Chromebook vision is creating a better, more simple computing experience and making it available to everyone," said Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Chrome and Apps at Google. "We're excited about the Acer C7 Chromebook, the newest addition to the Chromebook family. The Acer C7 delivers a hassle-free computing experience with the speed, security and simplicity that users expect of Chromebooks built in."


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  • Benthon
    1.6 inch?! What is this, a computer for ants?
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  • joytech22
    Quote:
    The notebook delivers a hi-def video viewing experience with 1080p on the C7's 1366 x 768 resolution screen

    Seems legit. Not.
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  • Benthon
    1.6 inch?! What is this, a computer for ants?
    19
  • beruli
    "Device features a 1.6-inch HD Widescreen CineCyrstal LED-backlit LCD screen."

    That first line had me, a 1.6" screen, wow, is it a watch?
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  • joytech22
    Quote:
    The notebook delivers a hi-def video viewing experience with 1080p on the C7's 1366 x 768 resolution screen

    Seems legit. Not.
    15