Acer Launches $299 Touchscreen Chromebook

Struggling computer maker Acer, whose CEO resigned recently, is going back to its low-price roots. The company just rolled out its first touchscreen Chromebook priced at $299.

The Acer C720P, a new model in the Acer C720 Chromebook line that debuted last month, brings the benefits of touch to an 11.6-inch HD LED backlit display that plays off the Chrome interface.

EUOur new touchscreen C720P gives customers an intuitive way to browse sites online, enjoy apps, and do more with the Chromebook,EU said Arif Maskatia, CTO for Acer. EUThe Acer C720 Chromebook line has been praised for its performance and battery life, and this new touchscreen model allows us to address the needs of an even wider range of customers with exciting new capabilities.EU

Touchscreen and Multitasking

A confident Maskatia said heEUs certain many holiday shoppers will jump at the chance to get a touchscreen Chromebook for under $300. Acer execs hope heEUs right, as the company continues to lose market share in the mobile device world.

The Acer C720PEUs display offers 1366x768 resolution that promises to serve up crisp Web sites, images and video. The multi-touch display lets customers use gestures such as swipe, tap and pinch to zoom so they can interact in a natural way with the Chromebook and browse Web sites, scroll through Google Docs, play games and perform other functions in the same way they interact with tablets.

On the inside, the C720P touchscreen sports an Intel Celeron 2955U processor based on the Haswell micro-architecture. That means the Chromebook is fast and supports multitasking efforts, like running multiple tabs and apps. The processor also promises up to 7.5 hours of battery life in one charge.

Meanwhile, the ChromebookEUs 32GB SSD drives a boot time of less than seven seconds and fast wake up times when the device is sleeping. With...

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