Acer Unveils New C720 Chromebook

Everyone knows about PCs and Macs, but there is another alternative to both, which has been trying to go mainstream for more than year. That alternative is Google's Chromebook. The Chromebook lineup has been updated once again, with the Acer C720, which is even thinner than the Acer's previous Chromebook and also offers all-day battery life.

Although Acer is manufacturing the C720, the laptop still falls into the Chromebook category since Google's operating system runs on the device. Google has partnered with numerous manufacturers in order to increase Chromebook's reach and potential.

The C720

Acer and Samsung have been Google's best Chromebook partners so far and with the success of Acer's first Chromebook, the company decided to stick with the same product strategy for the C720. The Acer C720 specializes in the same things that Chrome OS does -- it's lightweight and perfect on-the-go.

For just $249, you can pickup the C720 which includes an 11-inch screen running at a 1,366 x 768 resolution. This is pretty much the same as the original Acer Chromebook, but on the inside, there are some noticeable differences.

Acer upgraded the C720's CPU to an Intel Celeron 2955U which should be faster than the ARM processor found in HP's new Chromebook. The C720 also beats HP's Chromebook in terms of battery life. Since the 2955U does not require a whole lot of power, Acer has stated that the C720 should run for eight hours, compared to HP's six.

Without much power to run heavy applications, Chrome OS seems to work best on computers that can keep things running smoothly. With the new processor, and 4GB of RAM, Acer's C720 should run without any random slowdowns, even when trying to carry out more intensive tasks.

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