Acer Chromebook C720 Specs Say - It Boots In Seconds & Runs On Haswell; Price Is $250

Acer has launched a new Google Chromebook - The Acer C720, which was debuted earlier this year. Brought to us by Google and Acer is a Chrome OS running gadget that features a 11.6 inch (1366 x 768 resolution) anti-glare display. At 0.7 inch thin, the Chromebook is really sleek and weighs 1.4 kg. Powered by a dual-core Intel Celeron 2955U Processor based on the Intel Haswell micro-architecture, the new design of the Chromebook is 30 percent thinner and boots up in less than 7-seconds. Available now for pre-order at and for $249.99, the Acer C720 Chromebook comes with a standard one-year parts and labor warranty, which can be extended to three years with the Acer Advantage service.


With support for 4GB of DDR3L memory and a 16GB SSD, the new Chromebook features connectivity through Dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and 10/100/Gigabit Ethernet. With the help of HDMI, VGA, USB 2.0 ports and a 2-in-1 memory card slot - users have all the essentials in place. The presence of a HD Camera and battery life of up to 8.5 hours - means life is pretty easy with Chromebook. "The Acer C720 is a significant step forward for our highly-acclaimed Acer Chromebook line, as it delivers speedy performance, quick boot times, a matte anti-glare display and a slimmer design that is portable enough for anywhere use," said Arif Maskatia, chief technology officer, Acer America. "These key advances allow families and students to continue collaborating, learning and playing in exciting ways, all while staying secure since Chrome OS includes multiple layers of protection from online threats."

Along side all these features Google is also offering 100 GB Google Drive Cloud Storage2 for all the new Chromebook buyers. Acer's new device is really the best of Google - All Your favorite Google products come built-in: Search, Gmail, YouTube, and Hangouts. So you can work, play, and do whatever you want, right out of the box. Choose from thousands of free apps and let Chromebook keep it all fresh with automatic updates. Plus, viruses, malware and other nasties are taken care of. No extra software (or worrying) required.

We recently covered the HP Chromebook 11 and HP Chromebook 14 - both of which are now launched in India. Let us know what you think about Acer's new Chromebook. We love to read your opinions.


  • Anoop Mathew
    Anoop Mathew
    Specs look good for a low budget laptop. But Chrome OS? How good is it in terms of school apps and other windows apps like photoshop, etc which would be helpful to school kids?

    This chromebook is available for pre-order at a slightly higher price of Rs22999/-at Flipkart (#-Link-Snipped-#) where the Release Date is from 19th October 2013.
  • Abhishek Rawal
    Abhishek Rawal
    Specs look good for a low budget laptop. But Chrome OS? How good is it in terms of school apps and other windows apps like photoshop, etc which would be helpful to school kids?
    Actually ChromeOS is not bad, lot of regular work can be done using Chrome apps, but it doesn't fulfill your all task. While the hardware is definitely awesome, IMO OS sucks.
    But hey! Chrome is custom Linux based distribution, running Linux kernel under hood. So, you can easily install any Linux distribution (I would prefer to run lightweight distros considering it's clock-speed).

    So, if you're Linux user - It's great steal! I mean 22K with Haswell! is not bad at all. But, If you're Windows user, you surely ain't gonna love this product.
  • AG4CB
    Chromebooks are meant for users that spend most of their time in a browser and want a device that starts up fast and is easy to use. That's a nice sized market.

    If you're considering Chromebooks but also need access to Windows applications you can look at solutions like, Ericom AccessNow an HTML5 RDP client that enables Chromebook users to securely connect to any RDP host, including Terminal Server and VDI virtual desktops, and run their applications and desktops in a browser.

    AccessNow does not require any client to be installed on the Chromebook, as you only need the HTML5-compatible browser.

    For an online, interactive demo, open your Chrome browser and visit:

    Please note that I work for Ericom
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