Acer offers cheapest Chromebook with Haswell for $199.99

Summary:The new C720-2848 Chromebook has Haswell inside with a cheap price in time for the holidays.

Acer C720 Chromebook Open
Image: James Kendrick/ZDNet

When I reviewed the Acer C720 Chromebook I came away impressed with what you could get for $249.99. The Haswell Celeron processor ran Chrome OS nicely and the 4GB of system RAM moved things right along. Acer is extending the C720 line with the newly announced C720-2848 for just $199.99.

The new Chromebook is essentially the same as the C720 I reviewed, but with only 2GB of system RAM. The reduction in memory allows Acer to offer the C720-2848 for $50 less than the 4GB model.

Hardware specs for Acer C720-2848 Chromebook:

  • CPU: Intel® Celeron® Processor 2955U, (1.4GHz, 2MB L3 Cache)
  • OS: Chrome OS 
  • Memory: 2GB
  • Storage: 16GB
  • Display: 11.6-inch, 1366x768, anti-glare
  • Camera: front webcam (1280x720)
  • Connectivity: Wi-fi a/b/g/n
  • Ports/slots: USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, SD slot 
  • Battery: 3,950 mAh, 8.5 hours
  • Thickness: 0.75in
  • Weight: 2.76lbs

The C720-2848 is now available at Best Buy and Amazon in the US.

Topics: Mobility, Google, Laptops

About

James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' w... Full Bio

zdnet_core.socialButton.googleLabel Contact Disclosure

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.

Related Stories

The best of ZDNet, delivered

You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Subscription failed.