WhenI 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.