Acer has launched a new Chromebook, the C7, with a price tag of $199/£199.  Read on for details.


Acer has added the C7 to Google’s line of Chromebooks.  Available in the UK/US starting on 13 November, sporting an 11.6” display, 3.5 hours of battery life and a price of $199/£199, it joins the slightly more expensive Samsung Chromebook.  Here is part of the blog post announcing the product:

The new Acer Chromebook

The new Acer C7 Chromebook delivers a hassle-free computing experience with speed, built-in security and the simplicity of automatic updates. It features a full-size keyboard, fully clickable trackpad, an extra bright 11.6-inch display and over 3.5 hours of battery life. Powered by an Intel Core processor, the Acer Chromebook is fast—boots up in 18 seconds, resumes instantly and high-definition videos play smoothly (yes, videos like Gangnam Style in 1080p, in case you’re one of the few left who hasn’t seen it).

You can easily store your stuff on the Chromebook or in the cloud, with a 320GB hard drive and 100GB of free storage on Google Drive.

As you’d expect from a Chromebook, it’s easy to share with others around the home. Moms, dads, siblings or even your roommate can all have separate accounts and simply log in to get things done. And because Chromebooks bring you the best of Google, if you use products like Gmail, Drive, Maps, YouTube and Google+, your stuff is always available and everything just works.

Starting tomorrow, the Acer Chromebook will be available for $199 in the U.S. on Google Play, and rolling out this week in select Best Buy stores. In the U.K., it’s available on Google Play, Amazon UK, PC World and Currys. We’re working hard to bring it to more countries soon.

Check out the full blog post.  So what do you think; is this an interesting choice for you?  Sound off in the comments.

Google Blog Post Announcing the C7