Acer offers cheapest Chromebook with Haswell for $199.99

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

Acer C720 Chromebook Open
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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.