Acer unveils Chromebook with Haswell chip inside
Acer has unveiled the C720 Chromebook – a new model designed to succeed the older Acer C710 model by offering a thinner and lighter chassis and twice the battery power time thanks to an Intel Haswell processor.
Indeed the C720 comes with an Intel Celeron 2955U Haswell processor at 1.4 GHz, an 11.6-inch display at 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, 2 GB or 4 GB of RAM, a 16 GB SSD, 100 GB of free Google Drive storage for 2 years and a battery that can power the device for up to 8.5 hours. Other goodies include a SD card slot for more storage, 2 USB ports, a HDMI port, and a HD web camera. The entire notebook is 0.75 inches thick and weighs 2.76 pounds.
The Acer C720 Chromebook will sell for the same USD 199 as the older C710 model.