[CES 2014] Chromebooks accounted for over 21 percent of all U.S. notebook sales in 2013, so its safe to say that there’s adequate demand in the market for low priced notebooks with internet dependant OS. Acer today unveiled the new addition to its touchscreen Chromebook line, The Acer C720p-2600 has been announced, it’s a new configuration in a new color. Called Moonstone White, the new colored chassis complements the sleek design of this new notebook. It has a 11.6 inch HD LED back-lit 1,366×768 pixel resolution touchscreen display with 10-point touch, allowing users to interact more naturally with the device using gestures such as swipe, tap and pinch to zoom. Its 0.78 inches thin and weighs 2.98 pounds.
The new Acer C720P-2600 Chromebook has an Intel Celeron 2955U processor based on Intel Haswell coupled with 2GB of DDR3 RAM, offering improved performance and multitasking while not being heavy on the battery. The company claims that the battery if good for up to 7.5 hours of “extra productivity and fun.” The 32GB onboard SSD provides a claimed boot time of under seven seconds.
Connectivity options include 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and an integrated HD webcam. Furthermore, Acer is giving 12 free Gogo in-air internet passes so customers will be able to remain productive on flights as well, the offer Gogo in-flight internet service. It also comes with up to 100GB of free Google Drive storage for the first two years after purchase. The Acer C720p-2600 in Moonstone White will be available from retailers next week, it has a MSRP of $299.99 in the U.S.
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