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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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  • 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
    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
    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.
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  • emesis
    "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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  • 1080P on the C7's 1366x768 resolution screen? Amazing!
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  • Thomas Creel
    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
    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
    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
    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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