Acer’s Cromia 700, their first notebook which will be powered by Google’s Chrome operating system, is set to roll out sometime “this month” according to some industry sources. This is an 11.6″ model that will sport Wi-Fi connectivity, where it is expected to retail for a mere $350 to make it nigh affordable for most folks. Of course, there will be a 3G model that is in the pipeline, although no definite release date for that model has been announced apart from a rather vague “summer”, at a $450 price tag.
It is said that Acer’s Cromia 700 notebook will share more or less the same performance levels as that of the Samsung Series 5, sporting a dual-core 1.5GHz Atom chip in addition to 2GB RAM. Since cloud services and storage are emphasized, that means users will have just 16GB of internal storage in the form of a SSD (Solid State Drive). Acer has thrown HDMI video out into the mix which affords full-size mirroring, while a 1.3-megapixel webcam, a couple of USB ports, and a four-in-one memory card reader rounds off the list of specifications.
Folks living in the US will be able to receive 100MB of free Verizon 3G data each month if they decide to go the 3G route.
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