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Google Launches $199 Acer C7 Chromebook

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Device features an 11.6-inch HD Widescreen CineCyrstal LED-backlit LCD screen.

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 , November 13, 2012 6:02 PM
    1.6 inch?! What is this, a computer for ants?
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    joytech22 , November 13, 2012 6:16 PM
    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 , November 13, 2012 6:02 PM
    1.6 inch?! What is this, a computer for ants?
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    beruli , November 13, 2012 6:02 PM
    "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 , November 13, 2012 6:16 PM
    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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    guru_urug , November 13, 2012 6:17 PM
    The pricing is amazing :D  I wonder how much profit they are making out of this, a Intel core processor with a 11.6 inch LED display and a 320 GB hdd with the other usual ports and stuff. Are they selling it at a loss?

    BTW
    "The C7, which is one-inch thin and weighs 3.05 pounds.." Thats like saying im 7 years young instead of old.
  • 9 Hide
    emesis , November 13, 2012 6:17 PM
    "The notebook delivers a hi-def video viewing experience with 1080p on the C7's 1366 x 768 resolution screen"

    Huh ?
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    Anonymous , November 13, 2012 6:18 PM
    1080P on the C7's 1366x768 resolution screen? Amazing!
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    Thomas Creel , November 13, 2012 6:20 PM
    i was expecting 1920 x 1080. looks like i am not upgrading. also usb2.0, wtf come on,3.0 is ready available technology
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    deadlockedworld , November 13, 2012 6:26 PM
    guru_urugBTW "The C7, which is one-inch thin and weighs 3.05 pounds.." Thats like saying im 7 years young instead of old.

    They are trying to be like Apple who, of course, always says things are "thin"
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    PseudopsiaKite , November 13, 2012 6:28 PM
    CrucialOne1080P on the C7's 1366x768 resolution screen? Amazing!

    Not as amazing as Ultra HD on a 1366x768 resolution screen.
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    kawininjazx , November 13, 2012 6:38 PM
    Why not call it 2160P on a 1366x768 screen? If you are making up numbers you might as well go all out.

    I know what happened, the Tom's writer went on youtube and clicked the "1080p" options and thought it was right.
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    atmos929 , November 13, 2012 6:49 PM
    Quote:
    Device features a 1.6-inch HD Widescreen CineCyrstal LED-backlit LCD screen.

    Quote:
    The notebook delivers a hi-def video viewing experience with 1080p on the C7's 1366 x 768 resolution screen

    Go home, Tom's... you're drunk :p 
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    sliem , November 13, 2012 6:56 PM
    Actually I find it's very affordable for people who just need it to browse, chat and watch videos. I may buy one.
  • 4 Hide
    therogerwilco , November 13, 2012 6:56 PM
    Ya what's up with this article Zak Islam, are you smoking hash?
    I've never seen such a horribly typo'd article..
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    jeffyablon , November 13, 2012 7:08 PM
    Why, oh why would anyone choose this over the Samsung Chromebook?:
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    widj , November 13, 2012 7:10 PM
    maybe they meant that the CPU can play 1080p content and when using HDMI or sub15 it can play at full resolution?
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    cookoy , November 13, 2012 7:12 PM
    should be 720p HD on 1366x768 instead of 1080p Full HD
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    zzz_b , November 13, 2012 7:18 PM
    What Intel processor? How much RAM?

    Zak, no ofense, but this article is not the best...
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    Anonymous , November 13, 2012 7:44 PM
    Spec: Intel Celeron 847 processor (2MB L3 cache, 1.10GHz, DDR3 1333 MHz) and 2GB of DDR3 memory
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    bllue , November 13, 2012 8:22 PM
    jeffyablonWhy, oh why would anyone choose this over the Samsung Chromebook?:

    More like, why would anyone buy a Chromebook? Subpar everything
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    Anonymous , November 13, 2012 8:28 PM
    2 GB out of possible 4 GB. Some more specs on this Acer Chromebook C710-2847 model can be found in my blog http://fineoils.blogspot.com
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